Carving pumpkins are aplenty this time of year. But did you know there are lots of fruits and veggies that can be carved for Halloween? We may be partial, but there’s something RealSweet about a carved sweet onion this time of year!
Did you know the original Jack-O’-Lanterns weren’t even pumpkins? The custom of carving Jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween began in Ireland during the 19th century. Originally, turnips were used. So, see, it’s not uncommon to carve other fruits and veggies!
Our friends at Produce for Kids recently did a Facebook Live event where they showcased off a few of their favorite carved fruits and veggies, including a RealSweet sweet onion which turned out absolutely adorable!
Watch the full video here!
How to Carve a RealSweet Sweet Onion for Halloween
Step 1: Cut off ¼-inch from the bottom and the top of the sweet onion. Discard bottom (with the roots) but keep the top for later.
Step 2: Use ato remove the inner layers of the sweet onion, keeping the outermost 2 layers intact. Make sure to save the inner layers you scoop out to chop and add to another dish!
Step 3: Use ato cut out desired shapes or face from the sweet onion exterior.
Step 4: Replace top back on the sweet onion.
Now that you have your carved onion for Halloween, here are some fun ideas to do with it:
- Display with your other carved fruits and veggies for a fun Halloween display!
- Fill it with this or and grab some chips.
- Stuff ‘em with or go Italian with these from Diethood.