Watermelon Trees

If you haven’t made these before, Watermelon Trees will become a regular on your Christmas table. Especially if it’s summertime for you. This is zero fuss, yet they make a statement on the table, they’re a great party food and children love them! The key is cutting them correctly and having someone available to eat all the discarded bits! You can also make watermelon stars that are even easier with simple cookie cutters. Enjoy! These are really cute.

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Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time




  • 1 Whole watermelon


  1. Cut the whole watermelon in half width-wise.
  2. Lay the half watermelon on the cutting board with the cut side facing downwards, and cut the watermelon into half again.
  3. Hold your knife perpendicular to the shorter width of the watermelon and cut it into slices. Each slice should be the shape of a quarter circle.
  4. Cut each slice into half to form a one-eight pie shape.
  5. Next, make 2 cuts on the skin section of the watermelon slice to form the base of the Christmas tree.
  6. Then, make a straight cut from the top of the tree trunk along the line which separates the watermelon flesh from the watermelon skin. Do the same for the other side.
  7. Remove the two cut-outs. Repeat this process for the rest of the watermelon. Chill in the fridge until ready to eat.

Recipe Notes

  • There are plenty of online tutorials to show how to cut these if you're a visual person!
  • Allergy information: Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free. Vegetarian, Vegan.

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