These fruit cones are like mini cornucopias and are perfect for a party.
This weekend we had some friends over for a house party and one of the items I served were these mini fruit cornucopias. I had the idea pinned on my “party ideas” Pinterest board for over a year and am happy I finally got to use it.
I had a busy, but really, really fun weekend. I had some good friends over for a party, I met and spoke with Anthony Bourdain … you know, the usual stuff. 😉 (I will tell you more about the latter in the future. I saw him while visiting the set of ABC’s The Taste, but I can’t share or say anything more beyond that for now.)
When we bought our house, I had so many visions of finally having a place where we could have friends over and I could test out all these party recipe ideas I come across or think of, but to finally see it actually happen has been really exciting. (I confess, I felt a tiny bit like Martha Stewart.)
I really love how these came out and they are easy to put together. One thing I would change for next time is to completely line the inner cone. I had most of it lined with a paper layer to protect the waffle cone from getting soft and soggy from the fruit, but I didn’t want the paper show so I didn’t line the longer edge of the cone. As a result, the part of the cone that wasn’t protected with paper did start to soften from the fruit.
For the waffle cones, I just bought mine at the grocery store to save time. Believe it or not, I actually do own a waffle cone maker. It’s one of the many random splurge purchases which sounded like a great idea at the time, but now I completely regret buying. I mean, how many times can I possibly use a waffle cone maker?
Unfortunately, I cannot find the original site for this inspiration. Every time I click on the photo I pinned, it takes me to a link that does not lead to the source of the photo.
If you want more ideas for fruit be sure to check out my post with lots for recipes for leftover fruit.
- 12 waffle cones
- fresh fruit of your choice I chose grapes, raspberries, peaches and nectarines
- Line inner portion of waffle cone with parchment paper or some other type of clean baking/cooking paper. This will keep the cone from getting soft from the fruit. Fill cones with fresh fruit. Serve same day.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.