Let's Make The Apple Bird!
the best results choose an apple that is well rounded,
without blemishes or bruises. A sharp serrated steak
knife is recommended for cutting.
off 1/3 from the side of an apple to provide a flat
base. This section will be used later to make the
head and neck. Place the apple before you cut side
down with the stem facing you. Use a light sawing
motion to make a small wedge cut at the top. Continue
making wedge shaped cuts each a bit larger than the
this on both sides, forming three sets of feathers.
If a piece breaks, do not worry, the sections will
fit together and the break will not be noticable.
Starting with with the largest cut overlap consecutive
smaller cuts. The natural juices of the apple hold
the feathers together.
form the head and neck cut a 1/4 inch slice from the
center of the section, set aside in the first step.
Cut a V at the front. Leave some fruit at the front
and then cut the fruit away for the neck following
the contour of the skin. Cloves or appleseeds may
be used for eyes.
a toothpick into the body on an angle and attach the
head and neck. Prevent darkening by squeezing lemon
juice over the entire surface of the apple bird. To
present the apple bird, use a potato for a base, cover
it with greens and insert two toothpicks into the
top. Attach the bird in a dive bomb position and display.