This Syn Free Fruit Christmas Tree makes the best centre piece at any party! We made one for our Slimming World groups Christmas party and it went down a storm. So, we thought we’d show you how to make a smaller one at home!
There’s a few things you need to make one of these! I’ll take you through each point step by step. There is a recipe at the bottom too, which you can save and print off if you like.
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We’ve seen recipes use a carrot and an apple as the base, but we tried it and they’re not exactly sturdy. So we’ve gone with a polystyrene cone. You can get them from Amazon (they’re ridiculously cheap!) and you can get them in a range of sizes too.
Most of you will be content with a 25cm cone, but if you’re catering for a party you might want something a little bigger!
Don’t forget to wrap it in clingfilm before you use it and yes you can use them more than once.
You need a skewer to pass through the centre to create the rod that your large melon/pineapple star will sit on.
Make sure to leave 3-4inches so you can mount your large star. For the 25cm cone a 20cm skewer is sufficient.
Kale is the secret to making this Syn Free Fruit Christmas Tree actually look like a Christmas tree.
If creates a nice base, so you can’t see the white cone. You could also use lettuce leaves, or even curly parsley. We like the look that kale gives, and it will last a while out of the fridge. No one likes a limp lettuce!
To give the Syn Free Fruit Christmas Tree some more Christmas cheer, we cut some stars out of melon slices. The best melons to use for this are Cantaloupe (orange in colour) or Galia (light yellow in colour).
This Syn Free Fruit Christmas Tree is designed to cope outside of the fridge for a few hours, up to a total of 4 if you need it.
We use fruit that won’t discolour, or go soggy. We used; strawberries, kiwi wedges, melon, grapes and segments from some easy peelers.
If you’re going to use apple, make sure to spray some lemon juice onto the wedges to stop them from going brown
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