Fruit Mousies Recipe - A Delicious Combination of Pear, Grape, Raisins, Banana, and Strawberries

Fruit Mousies

Fruit Mousies Recipe - A Delicious Combination of Pear, Grape, Raisins, Banana, and Strawberries
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Servings: 1


Fruit Mousies
Fruit Mousies

Fruit Mousies are a fun and creative way to enjoy a healthy snack or dessert. This recipe is not only delicious, but also a great way to get kids excited about eating fruits.


The origin of Fruit Mousies is unclear, but it is a popular recipe among families looking for a cute and tasty way to enjoy fruits.


How to prepare

  1. Place the half pear on a plate with the flat side facing down.
  2. Using two toothpicks, attach the half grapes to the pear to create ears.
  3. Insert three raisins into the pear to make the eyes and nose.
  4. Use strawberries to create the feet.
  5. Attach a long slice of banana as the tail.
  6. Secure all the parts together using toothpicks.


  • Use different fruits such as kiwi, pineapple, or blueberries to create different variations of Fruit Mousies.
  • Add a drizzle of honey or yogurt for extra sweetness.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use ripe fruits for the best flavor and texture.

- You can get creative with the fruits you use to make different variations of Fruit Mousies.

- Be careful when using toothpicks to assemble the mousies, especially if serving to children.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Fruit Mousies as a fun and healthy snack for kids or as a cute dessert for a party.

Cooking Techniques

This recipe requires no cooking, making it a quick and easy snack to assemble.

Ingredient Substitutions

Feel free to substitute any fruits with your favorites to create your own version of Fruit Mousies.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the fruits ahead of time and assemble the mousies right before serving to keep them fresh.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the Fruit Mousies on a platter with some fresh mint leaves for a colorful and eye-catching presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Fruit Mousies with a side of yogurt or a glass of milk for a balanced snack.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Fruit Mousies are best enjoyed fresh, but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 70 per serving


Carbohydrates: 15g per serving


Fats: 0.5g per serving


Proteins: 0.5g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Fruit Mousies are rich in vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.


This recipe is free of common allergens such as nuts, dairy, and gluten.


Fruit Mousies are a low-calorie, nutrient-rich snack that is perfect for a quick and healthy treat.


Fruit Mousies are a fun and healthy snack that is perfect for kids and adults alike. With a variety of fruits and a cute presentation, this recipe is sure to be a hit at any gathering.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately intrigued. It was a hot summer day, and I was visiting my friend Sally who lived down the street. As soon as I walked into her kitchen, I was hit with the most delicious smell - a sweet, fruity aroma that made my mouth water.

Sally was busy bustling around the kitchen, pulling out ingredients and measuring them out carefully. I watched in awe as she whipped up a batch of what she called "Fruit Mousies." They were tiny, bite-sized treats that looked like little mice, with almond slivers for ears and currants for eyes. They were adorable, and I couldn't wait to try one.

As I sat at the kitchen table, munching on a Fruit Mousie, I begged Sally to tell me the recipe. She laughed and said it was a family secret, passed down from generation to generation. But I was determined to learn how to make them, and after much pleading and cajoling, she finally relented.

Sally showed me how to mix together flour, sugar, butter, and a touch of cinnamon to create a sweet, crumbly dough. She then demonstrated how to shape the dough into small balls and press them into little mouse shapes, complete with almond ears and currant eyes. The whole process was like magic to me, and I couldn't believe how easy it was to create something so delicious.

After the Fruit Mousies had baked to a golden brown, Sally generously offered me a plateful to take home. I practically skipped all the way back to my own kitchen, eager to try out the recipe for myself.

Over the next few weeks, I made batch after batch of Fruit Mousies, experimenting with different fruits and spices to create my own unique twist on Sally's recipe. I added dried cranberries for a tart bite, and a hint of nutmeg for warmth. Each batch was better than the last, and soon my family and friends were begging me to share the recipe with them.

I happily obliged, passing on the recipe for Fruit Mousies to anyone who asked. It became a staple at family gatherings and holiday parties, a beloved treat that never failed to bring a smile to everyone's face. I even entered them in the county fair one year, and won a blue ribbon for my efforts.

As the years passed, I continued to make Fruit Mousies, sharing the recipe with my children and grandchildren. It became a cherished tradition, a reminder of the day I first saw Sally make them in her kitchen so many years ago.

Now, as I sit in my own kitchen, mixing together flour, butter, and sugar to make a batch of Fruit Mousies, I can't help but think of all the memories tied up in this simple recipe. It's more than just a sweet treat - it's a piece of my past, a connection to all the friends and family who have shared in its deliciousness over the years.

And as I take a bite of a freshly baked Fruit Mousie, I can't help but feel grateful for the day I first saw that recipe and the generosity of my dear friend Sally in sharing it with me. It's a reminder of the power of food to bring people together, to create lasting memories, and to nourish not just our bodies, but our souls as well.


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