Thank you so much for all of your interest in the Fruit Turkey Tray I posted on Instagram and Facebook last week. It’s a fun and creative way to have our plant based vegan turkey! Kids love it as well as adults. I made another fruit turkey this week when Sweet Pea spent the night with us. She was here for the taping of it as well and she was so thrilled when she saw the turkey taking shape. It’s an awesome edible art project to make with your children or grandchildren. Regardless of who makes it, everyone will want to help eat it!
We made a short little video showing you how to make it. You will find the video down below in this blog post.
You might already have everything on hand to make a fruit turkey tray. I would have preferred a solid colored tray but I didn’t have one big enough so I used what I had. This was a 14 1/2 inch diameter tray.
Use whatever fresh fruit you have in the fridge. I have used fresh pineapple or canned. If you use apple or pear slices and don’t want them to turn brown just put a couple tablespoons of lemon juice in a small bowl of water and dip the fruit in the water first. Pat dry and proceed. Wash all your fruit well before starting to assemble. It looks best when made the same day you intend to serve it.
You will need a pear for the turkey body, raisins for eyes, some carrots for a beak and feet and a few toothpicks to attach them.
I hope you enjoy this short little video showing you how easy this is to make. Listen for Sweet Peas commentary – she was here for the filming!
For the turkey body I used a pear cut in half. It wasn’t ripe so no one got to eat this part but it sure did look cute! Raisins for the eyes and carrots for the feet and beak. These details are attached with wood toothpicks that I cut with kitchen shears.
The grandkids also get a kick out of making these and they are fun to eat!
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