Fairy-Tale Mushrooms Recipe
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Fairy-Tale Mushrooms Recipe

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Looking for an eye-catching appetizer to dress up a dinner party or fun fall gathering? They don't come much cuter than the fanciful hard-cooked egg "toadstools" pictured here. Capped with cherry tomatoes, these tasty morsels always delight family and friends, says creator Sue Cravatta of Elmwood Park, Illinois. "They couldn't be easier to make, and my kids get the biggest kick out of them. They gobble the toadstools up-and even eat the spinach 'grass' I display them on," she relates. You could also add a trail of whimsical raisin "ants" around the base for extra nutrition and fun!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 4 hard-boiled large eggs, peeled
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 package (9 ounces) fresh baby spinach

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 231 calories, 20g fat (4g saturated fat), 219mg cholesterol, 215mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Cut tomatoes in half widthwise; scoop out and discard pulp. Invert onto paper towels to drain. Carefully push each tomato half onto the narrow end of an egg.
  2. Cut a small hole in the corner of a small plastic bag; fill with mayonnaise. Pipe dots onto tomato tops. Place on a spinach-lined serving plate. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Fairy-Tale Mushrooms in Country Woman September/October 2004, p24

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sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 112017
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"These are so cute! I made them for a baby shower. We all loved them!"

EatFreshFoods User ID: 7271510 148541
Reviewed May. 23, 2013

"Does anyone remember a children's Halloween witch themed cookbook from the 70's that contained this recipe? I've been looking for this cookbook for years but can't remember the name of it."

ddonaldsonatl07 User ID: 6207974 118919
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"this recipe was very delicious and scrumptious. it was a very creative meal that i enjoyed and its something i will be looking forward to eating again!!!!!!!!"

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