Build an Easy Fruit Tree Forest for the Holidays

Fruit Tree Forest and Snow Dip

IMG_6887David joined me in the kitchen so that we could build a Fruit Tree Forest to serve at the party whether it is in the classroom or home.   We also whipped and folded together a few key ingredients to make a Snow Cap Dip. This recipe is so simple, but festively tasty. Watch David’s video to see how easy this recipe is & then pick up the ingredients next time your at Price Chopper or Market 32 for a bite or two of your own.

Tree One:

Honeydew Melons

Tree cookie cutter

Small Skewers

Cut the honeydew melon in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds. Cut long strips of the melon; use the width of the cookie cutter as a size measurement. Remove the rind. Use the cookie cutter to cut out a tree. Add a skewer to the bottom of the tree for forest placement (see below).

Dice any leftover honeydew for a snack or combine it with any leftover fruit from the next tree & create a fruit salad.

Tree Two:

Kiwi

Strawberries

Sliced Pineapple

Skewers

Remove the rind from the kiwi using a potato peeler. Slice the kiwi into rounds. Rinse the strawberries. Remove the greens from the end & slice the strawberries. Use a small star fondant cutter to cut pineapple stars. Build each tree on a skewer by alternating three slices of kiwi with 2 slices of strawberry & adding a pineapple star to the top. Add the trees to the forest base (see below).

Fruit Tree Forest and Snow Dip

Forest Base:

Styrofoam rectangle (can be purchased at your local craft stores)

Snow blanket*

Cover the Styrofoam base with a snow blanket covering and add the trees to create a fruit forest.

Snow Dip:

8 oz. Price Chopper whipping cream

¼ cup Price Chopper confectioner’s sugar

1 teaspoon Price Chopper vanilla extract

6 oz. Dannon Greek vanilla yogurt

Using an electric mixer, whip the whipping cream, confectioner’s sugar & vanilla together until it is stiff. Fold in the Greek yogurt.

*Snow Blankets can be found in the seasonal aisle at your local Price Chopper and Market 32 stores.

4 Comments on “Build an Easy Fruit Tree Forest for the Holidays”

  1. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. I sure appreciate you!
    Miz Helen

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