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Fruit Flower Bouquet

Fruit Flower Bouquet

When Snow White and her forest friends tidied up the Seven Dwarfs' cottage, little did they know that one of the residents would be allergic to the golden rod centerpiece they placed on the dinner table. Here's an arrangement that no dwarf would sneeze at. Created from colorful fresh fruits, the flowers are fun to pick and eat.

by Cindy Littlefield

What you'll need

  • Vegetable peeler
  • Kiwi
  • Seedless watermelon
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Flower-shaped cookie cutter
  • Melon baller
  • Grapes and/or raspberries
  • Thin wooden kitchen skewers

How to make it

  1. Use the vegetable peeler to remove the skin from the kiwi fruit, but leave the rind on the watermelon and the pineapple.
  2. Slice off one rounded end of the watermelon so that you have a chunk about 3 inches thick and set it, cut side up, in a bowl.
  3. Slice the rest of the melon, the fresh pineapple, and the kiwi into rings about 3/8- to 1/2-inch thick.
  4. Use the cookie cutter to cut out flowers from the center of each melon and pineapple slice. Then, use the melon baller to carve out a small hole in the center of each flower.
  5. If the flowers are juicy, blot them with paper towels. Then, set them on a flat surface and insert a grape or a raspberry into each center hole. Or, you can use a piece of kiwi fruit scooped from one of the slices with the melon baller.
  6. With each flower, thread a wooden kitchen skewer up through one of the lower petals, then through the center fruit, and finally through the opposite petal.
  7. "Plant" the flowers in the bowl by pushing the bottom of each skewer into the chunk of watermelon.
  8. Finally, thread the kiwi slices onto skewers and add them to the bouquet.