Fresh Fruit Christmas Tree

Photo by Zachary Dailey, Dailey Life Photography
Servings: 8 to 10


1 ripe pineapple

1 pear (a little underripe works best)

2 clementines, peeled and segments separated

3 kiwi, ends trimmed then chopped into large chunks with skin left on

8-ounces strawberries, stems removed

6-ounces blackberries

1 1/2 cups red grapes

1 1/2 cups green grapes

1 bamboo skewer



Slice a little off the sides of the pineapple at an angle to create a cone shape. 

Push the bamboo skewer through the center, then skewer the pear on top. Cut the wooden skewer if needed to leave about 1-inch uncovered at the top of the skewer.

Place pineapple onto a serving tray then insert toothpicks around pineapple and pear at a slight angle, breaking a little off of the toothpicks, if necessary. 

Add fruit. 

Place most of the bigger fruit first then fill in with the smaller fruit, such as the grapes. 

Place a strawberry pointed side up to cover the top skewer. 

Add clementines in a star pattern with a blackberry in the center. 

Alternatively you can slice a small slice of pineapple and use a star cookie cutter to create a pineapple star for the top.

This makes for a fun and healthier breakfast treat on Christmas morning that the whole family will enjoy. Make ahead and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat. – Chef Rose 


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