Fill a Vase

Fresh fruit adds vibrant color and fun shapes to this memorable centerpiece. This intriguing recipe is from the award-winning Betty Crocker’s Best Christmas Cookbook.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 1


bag (16 ounces) fresh cranberries
clear glass vase
medium orange, cut into 1/4-inch slices
medium lemon or lime, cut into 1/4-inch slices
Bouquet of fresh flowers

  • 1 Place cranberries in vase. Fill vase 3/4 full with water.
  • 2 Place orange and lemon slices in vase between cranberries and side of vase. Arrange flowers in vase.

Expert Tips

If you plan to use this vase for a centerpiece for a table, keep the stems of the flowers short so your guests can see across the table.

Skip filling the vase with water. Instead of using cranberries and oranges, fill the vase with coffee beans and pecan halves, and add dried flowers.