Fruit Christmas Tree

This Fruit Christmas Tree makes the best centre piece at any party – it’s slimming friendly, and perfect if counting calories or following Weight Watchers!

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Polystyrene Cone

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!

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This Fruit Christmas Tree was nearly 100cm tall!

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 Fruit Christmas Tree actually look like a Christmas tree.

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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!

Star Cutters

To give the 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).

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Cantaloupe Melon

We used this star cutter set from Amazon, as it has all the cutters you need. Included is a large cutter for the large star to top the Fruit Christmas Tree – can’t really go without it!


This 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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Fruit Christmas Tree

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  1. Cut out 12 star shapes out of a melon slice using a 4cm star cutter, and 1 large star using largest cutter in the pack mentioned above
  2. Take the cone and wrap it in cling film
  3. Insert a wooden skewer into the top of the cone and press it down until it reaches the bottom of the cone
  4. Insert the cocktail sticks into the cone, leaving about 3/4 sticking out. Make sure to angle them upwards slightly or the fruit will fall off. You want to leave a 2.5cm gap between each stick
  5. Thread some kale around the cone, between the cocktail sticks, making sure there are no exposed areas of polystyrene
  6. Place the large star on the skewer at the top, then start sticking the rest of the fruit on the cocktail sticks. Continue until all the cocktail sticks have a piece of fruit on them
  7. Place the 'tree' on a serving platter to serve. This will keep for a few ours on a buffet table

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  1. I made this for a church Christmas lunch before I found your instructions – your ideas would have made it SOOOO much easier than just working from a picture on Pinterest. Cocktail sticks in a carrot were really hard to pull out. I didn’t think of using greens to fill in the spaces, either, but my effort was a real success and some even took pictures of it. It is surprising how many diabetics there are in any gathering and many of the children prefer fresh fruit than a traditional trifle.
    Thanks for making it easier for anyone else making it.

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