Fruit Christmas Tree
 
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Something different for Christmas to make with kids. Fun to make and delicious to eat afterwards. Just be sure to follow our advice on what fruits to use and equipment that's handy.
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Recipe type: Desert
Type of food: Fruit
Serves: 8
What you need:
  • 1 large cucumber or zucchini
  • 1 large apple
  • 1 yellow melon
  • 8-10 large kiwifruit
  • 1 punnet blueberries
  • 2 punnets strawberries
  • 1 large bunch grapes.
What to do...
  1. Start with the apple and skewer the cucumber to the apple so that the cucumber is sticking up like a tree.
  2. Skewer tooth picks all around the "trunk" from top to bottom - be careful with the toothpicks!
  3. You'll need to push the toothpicks in so they are protruding at various distances from "trunk". That way the branches will have variety. About 1 to 3 cm sticking out.
  4. Attach the fruit to the trunk by sliding on the toothpick.
  5. Cut a star from the melon and put on the top (best to have a cookie cutter for this).
Chef Dom's Tips:
1 large cucumber or zucchini (zucchini easier for younger kids, cucumber firmer but harder to use)
1 large apple - with bottom flattened (cut slightly) so will be stable on flat surface.
You only need enough melon for the star so if you prefer just buy a half melon. For the kiwifruit - err on the side of having too many in case some end up being rejects. Its important they're as firm as possible - but of course they need to be ripe! (These are for the "tree" branches and leaves.) Use bigger sized strawberries if you can so they stick out (as "christmas decorations"). For the grapes - it's best to have mix of green, red and purple grapes (these are for the "christmas lights"). We ran out and so used blueberries.
Recipe by Dom's Kitchen at https://domskitchen.co.nz/christmas-tree-made-of-fruit/