Kiwi Christmas tree
- long skewer, for tree stem ribbon, to decorate pot small ceramic pot, shot glass, egg cup or small ramekin large firm kiwifruit 1 dried apricot 6 small blueberries 3 dates lemon juice, to ‘glue’ decorations long-thread desiccated coconut desiccated coconut coloured fruit such as strawberry, apple or red plum, for ‘presents’
Total fat N/S
Saturated fat N/S
Dietary fibre N/S
- Thinly peel kiwifruit skin to leave as much kiwifruit flesh intact. Slice kiwifruit vertically in half.
- Cut a thick triangle from each kiwifruit half.
- Carefully insert a skewer through the wide base of 1 kiwifruit triangle then through the wide base of the other kiwifruit triangle. Leave a small amount of the skewer sticking out of the top (to attach star).
- Cut out an apricot star using a cookie cutter or carefully, use a knife. Push star through the top of kiwifruit skewer.
- Add dates to the base of pot for ‘soil’. Push kiwifruit skewer through the centre of dates and secure.
- Brush kiwifruit with a little lemon juice and secure blueberry decorations. Place pot on a small plate.
- Cut red fruit into present shapes and scatter around pot.
- Use long-thread desiccated coconut as tinsel and sprinkle other desiccated coconut onto plate as snow. Tie ribbon around pot for decoration.
- Use flatter kiwfruit for easier handling.
- Green kiwifruit work best as they hold their shape when cut.
- These trees can be chilled for a few hours or eaten immediately.
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