Here’s a fun way to serve up fresh fruit…in a mason jar! Just remember to hang onto the top of the Pineapple to make this adorable Pineapple Fruit Mason Jar. Over the weekend, we brought this to a big family gathering, and it was such a great way to transport the fruit. Once we arrived, I just poured it out into a big bowl to serve it.
We used pineapple, strawberries, strawberries and kiwi. I also bought mangos because I thought it would be fun to do the full rainbow inside the jar, but the mangos were not yet ripe (dangit), but it actually worked out great without the mango. A few of the kiwis were also a little on the unripe side, so we ended up having less kiwis to use for this than we had hoped. Once the kiwis are layered into the jar against the glass, the blueberries filled up the center and up to the top.
We used the tall 64oz. wide mouth mason jar. You’ll want a wide mouth jar to be able to reach in to place the kiwis up against the glass.
This would be fun to do with just fresh cut pineapple inside too! When cutting up a pineapple, don’t forget to save and freeze the core of the pineapple. Most people just throw it away, but once it’s frozen, the tough fibers of the core expand in the freezer. There’s so much delicious juice in the core, which makes it great in a smoothie, or in a Pineapple Whip float. One more quick tip for the top of the pineapple. Once the top is cut off, keep it submerged in water in a 32oz. plastic cup. This will keep it looking fresh and green, because sometimes the tips of the pineapple leaves can get dry and turn brown.
Do you have a favorite fruit? Which is your favorite out of all these?
Here’s to happy warm, fresh fruit filled days ahead!
*this fun idea inspired by Smart School House