Kid's fun fruit turkey

    20 min

    This is a super-fun way of getting kids to eat more fruit. Fruit is arranged in such a way that it looks like a turkey. Serve for dessert as is or with chocolate sauce or yoghurt.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 pear
    • 4 raisins
    • 1 walnut half, broken in half lengthways
    • 4 whole dried apricots
    • 1 sweet eating apple, cored and cut into thin wedges
    • 1 1/4 (540g) tins grapefruit segments, well drained

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Slice the pear in half lengthways, core, remove the stem and set each half on a plate with the cut side down. This is the body of the turkey. Cut 2 raisins in half to make 4 eyes and set the eyes onto the narrower part of the pear. Cut a small slice from one end of the 2 remaining raisins and stick a raisin below the eyes to make beaks. Press a broken piece of walnut, bumpy side up, into each pear below the beaks to make wattles.
    2. Trim the dried apricots into 4 feet with 3 fat toes and place two feet at the bottom of each pear. Arrange apple wedges alternating with grapefruit sections in a fan shape around the top of the turkey, for feathers.

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    I noticed in the editing process that the staff listed mandarin oranges to be used for the feathers. They will work, but for a good variation of color and larger size, I used grapefruit and orange segments! And for the walnut wattle, it needs to be smooth side DOWN, bumpy side up! Enjoy  -  14 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    What a great dessert for my dinner party! Easy to make and delicious. When I put them out for dessert everyone raved! I made a small change by using grapefruit slices instead of manderin oranges. The size was more in keeping with the apple and apricot slices. This recipe is a KEEPER!!!  -  13 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    So cute! I made this for my son's Christmas party at school, and it was a hit with the kids and the teachers. Thanks for the great idea!  -  05 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)