Nov 28

Bejeweled Stars and Moons Snack

by Hannah Holt »


Instead of the traditional orange in your stocking, ask Santa to bring you these tropical treats this year.

What you’ll need:

  • Star Fruit (also called Carambola)
  • Persimmon
  • Pomegranate

(These fruits are usually found next to the Pineapples and other fresh tropical fruits in the produce section.)

Step 1) Gently wash all the fruits.

Step 2) To prepare the star fruit remove ends, thinly slice off the star’s points, and cut crosswise.

Step 3) To prepare the persimmon slice crosswise and remove the skin. (The skin is edible, but it’s a little chewy.)

Step 4) To prepare the pomegranate remove the ends (note: pomegranates will stain wooden cutting boards, so place a paper towel down first).

Score the pomegranate four times along the outer edges.

Place the pomegranate in a bowl of water and break into four pieces, using the score marks as guides.

Separate the pomegranate pulp from the juicy seeds under the water. (This helps eliminate staining from juice squirts and aids separation. The seeds will sink and the pulp will float.)

Drain the seeds and discard pulp.

Step 5) Decorate a plate with stars (star fruit), moons (persimmons), and jewels (pomegranate seeds).

I hope you enjoy this celestial snack!

  1. Renae Mackley

    I’ve got a pomegranate in my fridge. Love ’em, but I never tried the water trick. Cute kid in the photo too.

  2. Hannah

    Yum, pomegranate! The water trick definitely keeps the staining to a minimum. Hope you enjoy yours.

  3. Momsicle

    The water trick is great! And thanks for the practical tips on persimmons and star fruit, too. I’ve been intimidated simply because I’ve never had them before.

  4. Eric VanRaepenbusch

    I can still remember the first time I had a pomegranate. It was soooo good. I have never had star fruit or persimmon. I think this sound like a lot of fun and yummy!