Thanksgiving is a day edibly dedicated to the turkey. Keep that theme going this year by creating a dessert tray that keeps with the theme. After Thanksgiving dinner intoxication, delight your guests with a fruit tray unlike any other. There are several ways to do this. My favorite is the orange turkey. To make this you will need:
1 orange (any size)
2 large marshmallow
2 lb or more of assorted of fruits
Split the orange in half, place both halves of the orange in a dish with the skin down to the dish while the inside of the orange is facing up. Assortment of fruits should be small fruits like grapes, strawberries, cut pineapples, cantaloupe, blueberries, or anything that has been cut small enough to fit on a toothpick. Fill ten toothpicks with small fruits from fruit assortment creating a rainbow of colors. I recommend no more that three pieces of fruit per toothpick, but if you find that the toothpick can hold more than three then it’s perfectly fine to add more. Place five toothpicks evenly spaced at the back of the each orange representing the tail. Put one large marshmallow on two toothpick and place one toothpick at the front of each orange representing the head of the turkey. Repeat the steps and multiply items needed to create a full large tray of assorted turkey shaped fruit.
Arrange all fruit turkeys on a Thanksgiving platter. After all orange turkeys have been arranged on platter, add remaining fruit around in spaces between each orange turkey filling in all empty areas on platter. Now present your masterpiece to your guests for light desert amusement.
You can create this same platter with apples which you can cut in half or leave whole. Just substitute oranges with apples . You can also use peaches and make a peach turkey instead of an orange turkey. Whatever fruit you choose to be the body of your turkey, your guests are sure to be delighted by this idea.