Fruit: Edible Arrangements

Happy Thanksgiving

If you live in the United States of America, you will most likely be eating turkey on the fourth Thursday of November. To add to your festive table, may I recommend an edible fruit arrangement in the shape that is not only pleasing to the eye, but fun for the whole family to eat.  

Simple Fruit Turkey

what you will need:

  • strawberries sliced thin
  • grapes cut in half
  • whole blueberries
  • whole raspberries
  • pear cut in half for the body
  • red apple for the nose
  • mini-marshmallow cut in half for the whites of the eyes
  • miniature chocolate chips for the pupils
  • short carrot sticks sliced at the bottom for the legs

how to make it:

Arrange the fruit as shown in the picture. Use the sticky side of the marshmallow to adhere to the pear.  Poke the sharp end of the chocolate chip into the marshmallow eyes.  Use a toothpick or skewer to make holes in the bottom of the pear to insert the carrot legs slightly inside the body.

Elaborate Fruit Turkey

what you will  need:

Body and Feathers

  • whole blueberries
  • can of pineapple chunks
  • orange sections, cut in triangles
  • green grapes
  • red grapes
  • banana slices
  • mandarin orange sections
  • half a pear

Eyes and Feet:

  • 30 wooden skewers
  • 2 plastic craft eyes
  • orange felt

OR, use the edible face and feet from above:

  • mini-marshmallow cut in half for the whites of the eyes
  • miniature chocolate chips for the pupils
  • short carrot sticks sliced at the bottom for the legs

how to make it:

On each skewer, add the fruits in the order shown on the left, starting with one blueberry and ending with the mandarin orange slice.  Leave enough room at the tip of the skewer to insert into the pear, as shown in picture above.

Either use the plastic eye and felt feet, or the edible variety as described in the Simple Fruit Turkey

Fruity Hearts

On Valentines Day, or any day really, when you want to show a little more love... use these simple heart shapes in your meal to tell them how you feel.