Isn’t this Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Christmas pear cute?!
During the month of December I love creating fun and easy Christmas fruit snacks for my kids as after school snacks. The kids absolutely love the festive nature of these snacks. Each day they look forward to seeing what that day’s festive afternoon tea will be. I love that they are so excited to eat fruit and I must admit I do love creating these Christmas themed snacks too.
This fruit reindeer is one of the easiest Christmas fruit ideas for kids.
Read on for this simple pear recipe.
You can check out more Christmas Fruit Ideas For Kids HERE.
How To Make A Reindeer Christmas Pear
Reindeer Christmas Pear Ingredients
- 1 Pear
- 1 Pretzel
- 2 Candy Eyes
- 1 Raspberry
- Dab of Peanut Butter or Nutella or Melted Chocolate
Multiply these ingredients by the number of reindeer Christmas pears you want to make.
How To Make A Reindeer Xmas Pear
Step 1 – Prepare The Fruit
Wash and dry the pear and raspberry.
Trim the stem leaving approximately 1cm of it on the pear.
Cut the bottom off the pear off so it will sit securely on the plate without rolling around.
Step 2 – Assemble The Reindeer Pear
Using a sharp paring knife make a hole on either side of the pear where you want the antlers to go.
Break or cut the pretzel in half and place one half in each hole.
Attach the candy eyes onto the pear using either a dab of peanut butter, Nutella or melted chocolate.
Place the raspberry onto the remaining part of the stem on the pear for the nose. This is a much safer way to attached the raspberry rather than using a toothpick which could become a choking hazard for young children.
Repeat until you have made the number of fruit reindeers that you want.
Step 3 – Enjoy!
Christmas Reindeer Pear Recipe Tips
I prefer using fresh beurre bosc pears for this recipe due to their brown reindeer-like colour but any pear can be used. I’ve made these reindeer Xmas pears with green Packham pears as well.
If you don’t want to use candy eyes you can use blueberries for the eyes instead.
If you don’t have any raspberries handy you can use a cherry instead.
- 1 Beurre Bosc Pear
- 1 Pretzel
- 1 Raspberry
- 1 Small Dab Of Peanut Butter. Nutella or Melted Chocolate
- Wash and dry the pear and raspberry.
- Trim the stem of the pear so there is approximately 1cm remaining.
- Cut the bottom off the pear to prevent it rolling on the plate.
- Use a sharp paring knife to cut a hole on either side of the pear for the antlers to sit in.
- Break the pretzel in half and insert half into each hole in the pear.
- Attach the candy eyes onto the pear using either a dab of peanut butter, Nutella or melted chocolate.
- Place the raspberry onto the remaining part of the stem of the pear for the nose.
- Repeat until you have made the number of reindeer pears you want.
I prefer using fresh beurre bosc pears for this recipe due to their brown reindeer-like colour but any pear can be used.
Blueberries can be used instead of candy eyes. If you use blueberries you will need to cut a small hole for each eye into which you can place the blueberries.
If you don't have any raspberries you can use a cherry or half a mini tomato instead.
Serving Size:1 pear
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95 calories
Nutrition information is approximate and calculated using an online nutrition calculator. The nutrition information will vary depending on the size of the pear you use.
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Ingrid is a lover of all things Christmas who has been helping make Christmas time easier and less stressful for her family and friends all her life with Christmas tips, Christmas gift suggestions, Christmas recipe inspiration and Christmas event planning.
Ingrid now shares all this Christmas information here on her Christmas Time Made Easy website. She also shares information about the best Christmas events and activities happening in her home town of Sydney, Australia.