Sheri's Fun Fruit Turkey Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sheri's Fun Fruit Turkey Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Sheri's Fun Fruit Turkey

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"This fun fruit plate is great for Thanksgiving. Serve with chocolate sauce or yogurt. The possibilities are endless! Prepare all ingredients and set out on a table for the kids to assemble. Makes for a fun afternoon!"

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Original recipe makes 2 fruit plates Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    20 mins

Directions

  1. Slice the pear in half lengthwise, core, remove the stem, and set each half on a plate with the cut side down. This is the body of the turkey. Cut 2 raisins in half to make 4 eyes, and set the eyes onto the narrower part of the pear. Cut a small slice from one end of the 2 remaining raisins, and stick a raisin below the eyes to make beaks. Press a broken piece of walnut, bumpy side up, into each pear below the beaks to make wattles.
  2. Trim the dried apricots into 4 feet with 3 fat toes, and place two feet at the bottom of each pear. Arrange apple wedges alternating with grapefruit sections in a fan shape around the top of the turkey, for feathers.
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Nov 16, 2009

I noticed in the editing process that the staff listed mandarin oranges to be used for the feathers. They will work, but for a good variation of color and larger size, I used grapefruit and orange segments! And for the walnut wattle, it needs to be smooth side DOWN, bumpy side up! Enjoy

 
Nov 13, 2009

What a great dessert for my dinner party! Easy to make and delicious. When I put them out for dessert everyone raved! I made a small change by using grapefruit slices instead of manderin oranges. The size was more in keeping with the apple and apricot slices. This recipe is a KEEPER!!!

 

7 Ratings

Jan 06, 2011

So cute! I made this for my son's Christmas party at school, and it was a hit with the kids and the teachers. Thanks for the great idea!

 
Jul 23, 2010

This is such a cute idea! We made this last thanksgiving and the kids had a great time with it and ate their fruit turkeys while waiting for dinner to be ready. I prepared all the pieces, made one for them to use as reference and let them have fun! The only things I changed were that I used fresh clementines instead of grapefruit sections and that I used pecans instead of walnuts because that is what I had on hand.

 
Mar 22, 2012

Lots of prep time with so many ingredients, but very cute!

 
May 03, 2014

Wow! very creative, looks fun!

 
Nov 15, 2013

This is just perfect in every way I can imagine. Healthy, easy,loved by everyone. Just perfect!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 268 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.2 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 7.2 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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