Christmas Tree Fruit Display

Christmas Tree Fruit Display

For a festive and alternative to the same old fruit dish, try this adorable Christmas Fruit Tree Display. You start with a simple styrofoam cone, toothpicks, and a variety of fresh fruits. Cantaloupe cut with mini cookie cutters provide the decorations to this fruit tree. The styrofoam cone and mini cookie cutters can be found at most chain craft stores. Sizes vary, so get the appropriate size for the amount of fruit you are preparing.

A few tips: Start at the bottom of the tree and work your way up. I left the top of my tree unfinished until the very end so that I could hold down on the top of it while I was pushing in the toothpicks. Speaking of toothpicks, you may want to break some of them in half and insert the broken end into the styrofoam tree. This isn’t 100% necessary but I found it much easier for the smaller pieces of fruit. I positioned my toothpicks at a slightly upward angle so the fruit wouldn’t be sticking straight out.

To serve, be sure to get a small pair of tongs to set out on the platter so your guests can easily pick off the pieces of fruit.

Christmas Tree Fruit Display

Yield: 1 tree

Prep Time: 90 minutes

Total Time: 90 minutes

Ingredients:

green grapes, washed
red grapes, washed
kiwis, peeled and sliced
strawberries, stems can be removed or left on, your preference
cantaloupe, cut in half, remove seeds, remove rind and slice
blackberries, washed
1 styrofoam cone (they come in a variety of sizes, pick whichever size you like)
toothpicks (lots of them)
mini cookie cutters (stars, candy canes, gingerbread men, etc.)

Directions:

1. Prepare all the fruit. Using the sliced cantaloupe, cut with the mini cookie cutters. Place prepared fruit in individual containers. On a large clear surface, set out all your containers of fruits along with a box of toothpicks and your styrofoam cone.

2. Start with the strawberries and place all around the cone. Fill in with both colors of grapes, kiwi, and blackberries. At this point the cone tree should be mostly all filled in. Lastly come back in with the cantaloupe cutouts and add a star at the top of the tree. Place on a festive holiday dish and serve with small tongs on the side so people can easily get the fruit off the tree.