Friday, August 13, 2010

Fun Fruit Flowers

This is a fun treat that I saw in Family Fun magazine. I made these for a Girls Night Out I went to recently. I made a few adaptations to their instructions, so this is the "Jamie version":

2 cans pineapple rings
20 maraschino cherries, with stems removed
2 green apples
20 bamboo skewers

Line 2 large cookie sheets with waxed paper. Lay pineapple rings on waxed paper. **Save pineapple juice in a bowl to the side.** CAREFULLY run skewers through pineapple with maraschino cherry in the middle (see pics). I then put the cookie sheets in the freezer (about an hour before serving). Right before serving, slice green apples into slices (I use an apple corer/slicer) and soak them in reserved pineapple juice for a few minutes. This keeps the apples from turning brown. Then add apple slices to the skewer, as seen in the picture.

I'm not sure how they got the pineapple to stay on the skewers in the magazine, but I found that if you freeze the pineapple on the skewers first they stay on the skewer better. But beware...because as they thaw they may start falling off of the skewers. They need to be eaten quickly....which shouldn't be a problem! :)

1 comment:

  1. They were so cute and yummy at the GNO it inspired me to make them for our family reunion tomorrow! :D
    Thanks Jamie!