Pete’s Dragon Fruit

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Inspired by Elliot from Pete’s Dragon, this fruit platter is sure to be a roaring success at snack time.

Recreate a dragon using pears, nuts and dried fruit with this adorable recipe that will disappear as quickly as you make it!

What You'll Need
  • 4 pears
  • A handful of unsalted cashew nuts
  • Raisins
  • White chocolate buttons
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • Cocktail sticks
How To Make It
  1. Slice 1 pear in half straight down the middle.

  2. Mix the icing sugar with half a tsp of water until you have stiff paste.

  3. Take two white chocolate buttons and dab some of the icing sugar paste on the back of each. Stick these onto one half of your pear.

  4. Take two raisins, apply the icing sugar paste to each and stick these to the white chocolate buttons. Your dragon now has eyes!

  5. Take two more raisins, apply icing sugar paste to each and stick these to the front of the pear to create nostrils.

  6. Use a knife to cut out two small squares at the back end of the pear. Push one cashew nut into each hole to look like ears.

  7. With the other half of the pear, carve a rectangular shape down the middle of the fruit and dig out the flesh. Push cashew nuts into the strip to look like dragon scales.

  8. Cut another pear in half and repeat step 7.

  9. With the other half of the pear, slice into seven strips which will become the wings and tail.

  10. Now it's time to assemble! Get a large serving plate or tray, place the head at one end, followed by the two body sections. Arrange six of the slices either side of the body to look like wings and add the tail piece onto the back end using a cocktail stick.

  11. For extra detail, you can make little legs using carved rectangles of the final pear.

Be sure to remove all cocktail sticks before your child begins eating the fruit
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