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Green Olive Tree

green olive tree Gifts & Decor Italian
Green Olive Tree
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 1

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

Updated May 18, 2005

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • Make several trees of various sizes, using smaller olives for small trees.
  • Throw a potluck appetizer and dessert party, and set the scene with several Green Olive Trees.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3 Olives and 1/2 Tablespoon peanuts
Calories
65
Calories from Fat
55
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
450 mg
Potassium
50 mg
Total Carbohydrate
2 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
2 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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