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Hungry Fruit Caterpillar

 Hungry Fruit Caterpillar
Hungry caterpillars make good children's stories as well as a fruity feature using apples, kiwis, clementines and cleverness—an easy dessert that's simple enough for small hands. —Kim Mordecai, Little Rock, Arkansas
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1 medium apple, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 medium plum plus 1/2 small plum
  • 1 teaspoon creamy peanut butter
  • 2 green grapes
  • 1 small lemon slice
  • 2 flowering sprigs of mint, optional
  • 6 fresh strawberries
  • 2 clementines, peeled
  • 1 medium kiwifruit, peeled and halved
  • 1/4 cup hot caramel ice cream topping

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk the confectioners' sugar, milk and extract
  • until smooth; set aside. In another bowl, combine apple and orange
  • juice; toss to coat.
  • Place whole plum on a serving platter. Using peanut butter, attach
  • grapes for eyes and lemon for mouth. Attach mint sprigs for antennae
  • if desired. Arrange apple and remaining fruit in a zigzag pattern to
  • form caterpillar body. Drizzle caramel topping for legs; spoon
  • almond glaze over fruit. Yield: 4 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 250 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.