Thursday, May 24, 2012

Patriotic Fruit Pops

Who wouldn't love eating their fruit when it looks this cute! You don't have to wait until the 4th of July to debut these Patriotic Fruit Pops by Bakers Royale. Break out your cookie cutters and striped straws to dress up your fruit for this weekend's Memorial Day celebrations.

Here are a few notes from Naomi of Bakers Royale on how to make the fruit pops:
  • To make these, I used watermelon, apples and blueberries.
  • To keep the apples from browning, lightly brush them with lime or lemon juice. I prefer limes for the flavor and that they seem less tart.
  • Cut watermelon and apple pieces to thickness of the cookie cutter, then place cookie cutter on top of slices and push straight down. Place one fruit inside of another and finish with a blueberry in the middle.
  • Push the straw through all three pieces of fruit to keep it everything in place. If you have trouble pushing a paper straw through the apple portion, use a plastic straw first to create a pathway and then replace with the paper straw. Popsicle sticks will work as well.
Have fun, happy celebrating, and thank you to all of the men and women who have served/do serve our country!