So many fruits and vegetables are show-stoppingly attractive, even in the dead of winter. Take advantage of their natural beauty for your Christmas centerpiece this year. It’s easy! Just buy a few extra pomegranates, satsumas, or plain old apples, and use them to decorate your holiday tables and entryways. 

Ideas for Edible Christmas Centerpieces


apples as a christmas centerpiece

You probably have apples around anyway. To make them into a beautiful Christmas centerpiece, try mixing Golden Delicious with Fuji–an assortment of colors is totally pretty. This works with pears, too! When you’re done, you can make Five-Ingredient Apple Turnovers and Pork Tenderloin.


satsumas as a christmas centerpiece

Satsumas are like clementines, but with stems and leaves. Pile a few handfuls on a footed cake plate to beautify your table.


pomegranates as a Christmas centerpiece

You might love pomegranates for the jewel-like little seeds inside, but don’t discount the outsides! They’re rustic and a deep, dark red. We like them lined up on a skinny platter or set right on the table.


lemon table centerpiece

Lots of chefs have dozens of lemons around. Their juice helps balance flavors, and their zest adds zing. Plus, did you know there’s a right way to cut them into wedges? Pile ’em up in a pretty bowl for centerpiece mastery.


pumpkin christmas centerpiece

You probably have some leftover pumpkins hanging around from Thanksgiving, anyway. To make these feel festive you don’t even need plates or platters; just scatter pretty little pumpkins wherever. When you’re cleaning up, crack them open and make soup. If you have gourds around, they can make a beautiful centerpiece too.