Edible Fruit Bouquet
At the center of each holiday is a traditional meal: for Jews, the Passover Seder, and for Christians, the Easter Brunch. Here is a festive, healthy spring fruit dish that can grace either table, and that makes a lovely hostess gift. It’s especially fun for young kids, for whom there’s even an added learning bonus: preparations include cutting shapes and assembling them in patterns…a key skill for young mathematicians!
What You Need:
- 1 large grapefruit (or pomelo, if its available in your area)—at least 6” in diameter
- 1 honeydew or canteloupe melon
- About 12-15 medium-sized strawberries, hulls removed
- Fresh pineapple, cut into slabs 1/3” thick
- 24-30 Short (~7”) bamboo skewers (usually used for barbecue)
- Two cookie cutters: one round, about 1-3/4” in diameter, and one flower shaped, with 4 or 5 petals, about 1-1/2” in diameter. (Note: if you don’t have a flower shape already, you can make one by cutting a clean tin can and bending it to shape).
- Bunch of fresh mint, if available (lettuce will do in a pinch)
- One decorative bowl, roughly the diameter of your grapefruit, with sides at least 2-3” high