Fruit and Vegetable Candle Holders

Using seasonal fruits and veggies as candle holders is a really simple and easy to dress up your dinner table.
Fruit and Vegetable Candle Holders

For Vegetables:

  1. If you are using a vegetable that doesn’t have a flat base – like acorn squash – begin by trimming the bottom of your squash to create a flat, steady surface. Just a little trim will do.
  2. Cut off the top 1/4 of the squash.
  3. Using an apple corer, melon baller or  large spoon, dig out a center section large enough to fit your candle.

For Fruits:

Fruits are typically smaller and juicier than vegetables so you don’t need to make a large incision. If you are using a  fruit with an unstable surface, make sure to cut a bit off the bottom to create a stable base.

  1. Cut into your apple using an apple corer or mellon baller.
  2. Using a sharp knife slowly cut along the circle to widen the edges just enough to slide your candle into the apple.
  3. Finish off the apple by rubbing a lemon wedge along the inside of the apple so it doesn’t brown.

Refrigerate your new candle holders until you’re ready to set your table.