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Ingredients for making herringbone fruit

  1. Apple 1 piece (large)
  2. Carrot 1 piece (large)
  3. Strawberry 500 grams
  4. Melon 1 piece (small)
  5. Blueberries 300 grams
  6. Grapes 500 grams (seedless)
  7. Kiwi 3 pieces
  • Main Ingredients Carrot, Apple
  • Serving 1 serving
  • World Cuisine


A colander, a large flat dish, wooden toothpicks, a kitchen knife, a cutting board, a brush for washing fruits and vegetables, an asterisk for cookies.

Cooking Christmas trees from fruits:

Step 1: Prepare the base.

Rinse the apple with a special brush. Cut a piece of fruit on one side to make a flat base. Cut the core so that the hole fits the size of your carrot. The apple will play the role of the foundation for our Christmas tree.

Step 2: Prepare the barrel.

Rinse the carrots and peel the skin. This will be our trunk.

Step 3: Prepare the Strawberries.

Fold fresh strawberries in a colander and rinse under running water. Remove the green ponytails and leave it in a colander until the excess water drains.

Step 4: Prepare the melon.

Clean the melon, first cut it in half and use a tablespoon to remove the seeds, and then divide each half into two more parts. Peel the quarters of the melon, peeling it off the pulp with a knife.
Use the cookie cutter to cut the stars out of the melon pulp.

Step 5: Prepare the grapes.

Rinse the grapes properly, it is best to soak it for a short while to get rid of all the small twigs and leaves. Pure grapes, like strawberries, leave to dry.

Step 6: Prepare Blueberries

Rinse blueberries just like grapes and strawberries.

Step 7: Prepare the Kiwi

Rinse the kiwi and gently peel it, cut it into thick circles, because the thin ones will most likely fall apart when you try to fix them on a Christmas tree.

Step 8: Collect the Christmas tree.

Apple - place the base on a large flat dish, it should be as stable as possible. Stick carrots into the cut core of the apple, it should be stable as well. Stick toothpicks into this design, the higher to the top of our Christmas tree, the toothpicks should be shorter, and place one of them on top.
Start with strawberries, stick them on toothpicks, starting at the base. Then fix the grapes, kiwi and stars from the melon, placing one of them on top of the Christmas tree. Lay out the remaining fruits at the base, and close the gaps in which the carrots are visible with blueberries. That's all, your wonderful Christmas fruit decoration is ready!

Step 9: Serve a Christmas tree of fruit.

Put the fruit tree in the center of the table, you can also decorate it with icing sugar to portray hoarfrost, or put sour cream and whipped cream on the bottom to simulate snowdrifts.
Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- In order to close the gaps, you can also use fresh parsley or mint.

- You can use any fruits and berries at your discretion and tastes.

- Using cookie cutters, you can also cut out various shapes from watermelon, apple and other fruits that have enough hard flesh so as not to fall apart when pricked on toothpicks.