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Fairy-Tale Mushrooms

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


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


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

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  • sugarcrystal
    May 26, 2013

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

  • EatFreshFoods
    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
    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!!!!!!!!