Get the kids eating more fruit for dessert with these pretty flowers made with shaped pineapple and melon pieces.
Makes 12 flowers
1 large ripe pineapple, skin removed
1 cantaloupe melon, halved and deseeded
7.5 cm (3 in) flower-shaped cookie cutter
A round cookie cutter with the same diameter( or 1–2 mm larger) as the melon ball scoop
A melon ball scoop
12 green straws
12 wooden skewer
Cut the pineapple into 12 round slices about 1 cm (1⁄3 in) thick. Use your cookie cutter to cut 1 flower from each slice. It may be easiest to press the cutte rinto the pineapple, then cut around the shape with a small sharp knife. Using the round cutter, make a hole in the centre of each flower.
Pat the pineapple flowers with kitchen paper to remove excess juice.
Scoop out 12 balls of melon and push a melon ball through the hole cut in each pineapple slice.
Thread each flower onto a skewer, making sure the skewers go through the melon balls. Cover the skewers with green straws.