This recipe for Fruit Cornucopias are not only easy, but healthy as well. Kids of all ages will enjoy making these yummy treats for Thanksgiving!
It’s always fun to reminisce and look back on certain events that changed your life (good events that is).
Around this time last year, I was in culinary school. Looking back at the whole thing, I couldn’t believe I actually had the courage to at least try it.
At that time, I thought I wanted to take on the world with my knowledge of feeding a family of 4. I had no clue what I was in for. All I knew was that I wanted to cook and learn how to bake the perfect cake.
Part of me thinks that I was going through a mini mid-life crisis. Going back to school made me feel young again on so many levels. Another part thinks it was because I felt like I had to prove to myself that I still ‘had that spark.’
That same spark I had when I was in my twenties, where nothing was able to stop me from pursuing whatever I wanted. Not that anything is stopping me now, however, my priorities have changed over the years.
Who I was when I was 20 is not who I am now in my late 30’s. I imagine once I hit my 40’s, I will look back on where I am now and say the same thing. The older we get, the more we tend to evolve. And evolving is a good thing.
I discovered this recipe this past summer in preparation for one of the cooking classes that I teach. The children really enjoyed making these and of course…eating them right after.
The beauty with these fruit cornucopias are that you basically add any kind of fruit you like. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, raspberries, mandarin oranges, sliced peaches, sliced apples…if it fits inside the ice cream cone…it can be added.
Top them off with a drizzle of honey and maybe some pumpkin or sunflower seeds (not pictured) and you have the makings of a healthy and sweet dessert. My children LOVE these and so do Husband Man and I.
The honey just pulls it all together.
If you are making these fruit cornucopias for Thanksgiving, it’s always fun to discuss why we celebrate the season and the tradition of the cornucopias. This recipe is definitely one you should add to your menu this year!
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- 1 cup blueberries (washed and dried)
- 1 cup Mandarin oranges
- 1 cup raspberries (washed and dried)
- 1/8 cup honey
- 6 ice cream cones (with pointy bottoms)
- 1/8 cup pumpkin seeds (or sunflower seeds, optional)
- Starting with one ice cream cone, fill the inside with your choice of fruit.
- Place pumpkin or sunflower seeds inside if desired.
- With a spoon, drizzle a few lines of honey on the top.
- Eat immediately or place in the fridge until ready to consume.