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Sheri's Fun Fruit Turkey

Rusty's girl

"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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20 m servings 268 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings (2 fruit plates)

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  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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 268 calories; 1.3 g fat; 67.2 g carbohydrates; 3.7 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 27 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 oran...

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 or...

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!

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...

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

Wow! very creative, looks fun!

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