Fruit Appetizers

Fruit appetizers make perfect sense, given today's emphasis on healthy eating.  What's not to love about an appetizer that's easy to assemble and doesn't need a bit of cooking?  And while fresh fruit is wholesome and delicious just the way it is, serving in a creative way has a big effect on how we experience it.  Take advantage of the fruit appetizer ideas found here that are naturally delicious and presented in a noticeable way.   

Best Fruit Appetizers

If you are all about the simple joy of feeding guests without working yourself into a frenzy, fruit is the perfect choice.  A real time saver is to buy ready to serve fresh fruit and put your own creative spin on the presentation.  Take a look at these pretty, colorful fruit appetizers that are just ripe for the picking.

What Fruit Is In Season?

Use our seasonal fruit guide below to plan your fruit appetizers for any time of the year.  Enjoy the freshest fruit by buying in season while also saving money.


SPRING

Apples
Apricots
Avocados

Bananas
Kiwi
Lemons

Limes
Pineapples
Strawberries



SUMMER




Apples
Apricots
Avocados
Bananas
Blackberries
Blueberries

Cantaloupes
Cherries
Honeydew Melon
Lemons
Limes
Mangos

Peaches
Plums
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon


FALL

Apples
Bananas
Cranberries
Grapes

Kiwi
Lemons
Limes
Mangos

Pears
Pineapples
Pumpkins
Raspberries


WINTER

Apples
Avocados
Bananas
Grapefruit

Kiwi
Lemons
Limes
Oranges

Pears
Pineapples
Pumpkins

Fruit appetizers for party.
Take things up a notch by adding layers of goodness to the table at varying heights.  Get the lifting help you need by incorporating tiered stands into your tablescape.  Available in different shapes and styles, your guests will notice the presentation and the convenience of serving themselves.  No doubt, these tiered stands will be repurposed and used many times over.


Charcuterie board.
Celebrating fruit appetizers in a trendy, new way is a good strategy.  A charcuterie board is a fresh upgrade in serving fruit and couldn't be simpler to put together.  Fruit choices abound and boards come in all shapes and size.  So, pick the board and fill with appetizers that complement each other.


Fruit skewer appetizers.
Skewer holders make serving individual fruit appetizers easy.  Simply fill the skewers with your favorite treats and insert into board.  Think of the skewer holders as an extra set of hands.


Watermelon fruit appetizers.
This one in a melon appetizer idea will impress your guests both visually and tastefully.  Double the fun with carved watermelon vessels filled to the brim, surrounded by more delicious fruit options.  Keep the fun safe with carving tools designed specifically for fruit and vegetable carving.


Stuffed fruit appetizers.
Ready to create a fruit appetizer that's tasty from the inside out?  Fill cored strawberries with whatever you love (my family loves Nutella Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa) or a cream cheese mixture is good.  Next, top it all off with toppings that complement the taste of strawberries...drizzled white or dark chocolate, whipped topping, chocolate pieces, or chopped nuts to name a few.

Cheesecake Mixture
1 (8 oz.) pkg. of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
Mix well and pipe into strawberry cavities.


Fruit party appetizers.
Variety is the spice of life and there is something for everyone in this fruit display.  Flaunt your creativity by serving at different heights to add interest and make every inch of space functional.


Fruit cup appetizers.
Seeing is believing.  These stylish, clear cups are showcase worthy of your finest fruit delights.  We believe serving should be simple, responsive and convenient. 


Appetizers with fruit.
Given its appearance, it's no wonder that fruit makes a beautiful garnish.  This no-fuss fruit display goes to the next level with fresh fruit attached to the edge of the bowl.  It's easy to do and just the extra touch needed. 


Fruit appetizers on a toothpick.
Toothpicks have long been a part of party food.  Seems everyone has a favorite appetizer, so mix it up with different combinations of sweet and savory.


Fruit appetizers ideas.
Some enjoy fruit best with a dip of chocolate.  Fondue is an easy way to entertain guests and works particularly well in a small gathering by providing opportunity for social interaction.  Simply provide guests with a variety of fruit choices and let the Fondue maker take care of the rest.


Fresh fruit appetizers.
There is something to be said for what you serve and how you dress it up.  This lavish display features a variety of fruits that will please the eye as much as the palette.


Fruit skewer appetizers.
Easy to make and always delicious, skewers are the perfect way to serve up your fruits.


Fruit infused water recipes.
Looking for a healthy alternative to sugary party drinks?  Fruit infused water is the perfect solution.  They are easy to make and offer so many drink options using a variety of fruits.  Hydrate guests at your next celebration with these healthy, delicious drinks.

Fruit infused water recipes

1/2 cup fruit
1 1/2 cup water
2 mint leaves
Ice (optional)

Place fruit in bottom of jar and add water.

Stir and gently press fruit with spoon to release flavors.

Refrigerate for at least one hour.  Add ice before serving.

Fruit infused water combinations to try:
Strawberry, Lemon, Mint
Lime, Orange
Strawberry, Pineapple
Watermelon, Kiwi, Lime
Cantaloupe, Mint, Lemon


Fruit leather recipe.
Fruit leather is a fun, healthy party snack that kids will love.  Surprisingly easy to make with your child's favorite fruit or whatever fruit that is in season.   

Fruit Leather Recipe

4 cups ripe strawberries or any fruit
2 tablespoons honey

Preheat oven to 150 - 200 degrees.
Line a 9x13" baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat baking mat.

Puree strawberries and honey in a blender or food processor until smooth.

If desired, remove seeds by pouring mixture through a sieve.
Pour mixture onto the parchment lined baking sheet and spread into a thin, even layer.

Bake for 6 - 8 hours until the fruit leather is set and the center is not tacky.
Leather should peel away easily from the parchment or mat.

Let cool to room temperature.

Using scissors cut the parchment paper from the edges.  Cut into strips and roll up with parchment.  If you used a Silpat, gently pull off the fruit leather and cut into squares or strips.  To make fruit roll-up, roll the strips in parchment paper.


Watermelon appetizers.
Healthy and delicious, watermelon is the perfect appetizer for any party.  Slice into wedges and insert popsicle sticks into the rind for a fun snack that will have kids eating more fruit.


Fruit pizza. 
Summertime celebrations just got easier with these watermelon wedges topped with a cream cheese glaze and fresh fruit.  Kids will love these treats and you will love how easy they are to make.

Fruit Pizza Recipe

4 oz. cream cheese
4 oz. cool whip
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Beat the cream cheese until creamy.

Add the cool whip and mix well.

Stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla.

Spread on watermelon slices and top with fruit.


Fruit cones.
We love this kid friendly way to serve fruit.  Just fill cones with your child's favorite fruit or a mixture of fruits.  Simple, fresh, healthy--and perfect for parties.     


Kid fruit kabobs.
Cut watermelon into one inch slices.  If using strawberries, cut them in half from top to bottom.  Use a small cookie cutter to cut shapes from the fruit.  Place on toothpicks or skewers.


Fruit for kids.
Blueberries are a healthy addition to your party menu.  Just rinse and place into these cups designed for little hands.  


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