Green Olive Tree

Green Olive Tree

Pretend you’re in Italy and do pick the olives off this delicious appetizer tree!

Prep Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Total Time

4:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

1

centerpiece

5
jars (7 ounces each) pitted queen-size green olives, drained
3
cups olive or vegetable oil
1/2
cup shredded orange peel
1/2
cup orange juice
1
cup orange marmalade, melted
1
cone-shaped florists' foam topiary with dowel and base, 8 inches tall
Flowerpot to fit topiary base, about 5 inches in diameter
Rocks to weight flowerpot
Toothpicks
Tissue paper
2
cups honey-roasted peanuts
  1. Mix olives, oil, orange peel, orange juice and marmalade. Cover and refrigerate 3 to 4 hours to blend flavors.
  2. Press topiary base securely in flowerpot (glue if necessary). Fill pot 2/3 full with rocks. Insert toothpicks into topiary cone; place olives on toothpicks.
  3. Line top of pot with tissue paper; cover with peanuts.
Makes 1 centerpiece
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Make several trees of various sizes, using smaller olives for small trees.
Special Touch
Throw a potluck appetizer and dessert party, and set the scene with several Green Olive Trees.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (3 Olives and 1/2 Tablespoon peanuts)
  • Calories 65
    • (Calories from Fat 55 ),
  • Total Fat 6 g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 450 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 2 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1 g,
  • Protein 2 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.