Brussels Sprouts Christmas Tree

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This Christmas tree makes a stunning holiday centerpiece for any arrangement of veggies or fruits. For more ideas from Natalya check out this link.

DIRECTIONS

Ingredients:

  • Styrofoam cone from the floral department of the craft store
  • 4 lbs of Brussels sprouts, washed and pat dried
  • 2 cups cranberries
  • jicama (for the star)
  • star shaped cookie cutter (or you can use a knife)
  • toothpicks
  • wax paper

Directions:  Wrap the Styrofoam cone with wax paper and secure with pieces of toothpicks. The idea is to not let any of the food touch the foam. Starting from the top and going down the cone, attach the Brussels sprouts to the cone using half of a toothpick, and inserting it perpendicular to the cone. Continue going around the cone with the Brussels sprouts in this manner, until the whole cone is covered. Decorate your tree with fresh cranberries by inserting them in the gaps between the Brussels sprouts with the help of half a toothpick. Slice a piece of jicama (or a turnip, or a thick carrot, or a beet), and using a star-shaped cookie cutter, make a star and insert on top of the tree with a toothpick.