A platter of fruit kebabs dripping with raspberry blood and surrounded by passionfruit with their guts spilling out - it must be Halloween!
This Halloween dessert should appeal to boys, and handily gets some fruit on the table at a time of year when sweets tend to dominate.
The more vivid the fruit, the better. I used chunks of kiwi fruit, melon and white fleshed nectarine for contrast. Other great fruits would be mango, blood orange, dragonfruit. Just use what looks bold and what you think your kids are more likely to eat.
Bloodied fruit kebabs
For the raspberry blood
170g pack fresh raspberries
2 tbsp icing sugar, sieved
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
For the kebabs
6 wooden skewers
4 kiwi fruit
1/2 small melon
1. To make the raspberry blood (which is a simple fruit coulis), pop the raspberries into a blender with the sieved icing sugar and lemon juice and blitz until liquid.
2. Push this liquid through a sieve into a bowl to get rid of the pips, leaving you with a smooth sauce. Test it for sweetness and if it's too sharp then simply stir through some more sieved icing sugar.
3. Prepare your fruit and chop into fairly uniform chunks then thread onto skewers. Place on a large plate. Cut the passionfruit in half and dot around the kebabs. Drizzle the entire plate with lashings of raspberry blood and serve.