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Fruit Platter Ideas

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Fresh and tasty fruit platter ideas that’ll make your healthy dessert a total crowd pleaser.

Not only are fruit platters a really beautiful and healthy dessert recipe.

BUT even better… you can throw these rainbow fruit tray dessert platters together in under 30 minutes.

We’ll show you how to make an easy fruit platter.

One that’s bursting with fresh, vibrant sweet tasting fruits and seriously – you’re going to want to make these every day!

My kids are never more enthusiastic about eating fruit than when there’s a graze board or fruit tray involved!

fruit platter with strawberries, melon, grapes, raspberries, oranges and blueberries

What Fruits Are Good For A Fruit Platter?

Well, you can use pretty much any fruits you like to arrange on your fruit graze board – but be sure to choose a good mix of colours, textures and flavours. Or just keep things simple – it’s up to you

  • Slices of melon – different types – Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Honeydew are all sweet and tasty.
  • Slices of citrus fruits – try sliced oranges, clementines, mandarins or even limes for a little zing!
  • Juicy berries – go for a mix of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. You could also use blackberries when they’re in season.
  • Grapes – a bunch of grapes or a mix of green and black grapes can work really well on a fruit platter.
  • Tropical fruits – sliced kiwi, papaya, mango, starfruit, pineapple, coconuts and passion fruit are all amazing on fruity grazing board.

Equipment Needed To Make This Recipe

  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Colander
  • Kitchen paper
  • Serving platter
  • Dessert spoon – for scooping out the melon seeds

Fruit Platter Ingredients

Our fruit platter is enough to serve 6 people – add more or less as you need

fruit platter with strawberries, melon, grapes, raspberries, oranges and blueberries
  • Half a small watermelon – sliced into wedges
  • 2 oranges – sliced in half and then sliced into half moons
  • Bunch of green grapes
  • 400g strawberries
  • 300g raspberries
  • 250g blueberries
  • 2 kiwis – peeled and sliced into half moons
  • 1/2 cantaloupe melon – sliced in half, seeds removed then sliced into half moons

For instructions, nutrition and calories see recipe card below

How To Make An Easy Fruit Platter

Step One – wash and dry all the fruit

  • Wash and dry the berries and grapes – rinse the berries and grapes in a colander under cold running water. Then pat dry with kitchen paper, this will prevent your fruit plate from being soggy.

Step Two – cut up fruit

  • Peel and slice the kiwi fruits into bite-sized pieces
  • Prepare the melon wedges and slices
  • Slice the oranges into half moons

Step Three – arrange your decorative fruit platters

  • Arrange the fruit onto the serving plate or fruit platter tray – to make the fruit look pretty on the serving plate just arrange in little groups of like kinds.
fruit grazing plate with strawberries, melon, grapes, raspberries, oranges and blueberries

How Do You Make A Fruit Platter Look Good?

Just follow our simple tips and fruit platter presentation ideas for making your fruit tray, healthy dessert look just so good!

  • If you’re making a fruit platter for a party or special occasion then it’s good to add in some lovely decorative touches just to make it feel extra special. Try decorating the plate with fresh herbs like rosemary or basil or chives. You can also use edible flowers to decorate with too.
  • Add some fruit dips – when I make these platters for parties I add in some dips, I usually add a simple bowl of yogurt dip with honey swirled into it, a pot of cream cheese works well and a maple syrup dip for drizzling or dunking. The kids love a melted chocolate dip or a vanilla chocolate mousse option too.
  • Colour themed fruit platters are a really nice option if you want that extra special touch or want to match a party theme – the easiest options for this are yellows, peaches and reds or a dark fruits version with figs, plums and berries.

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What Extra Things Can I Add To A Fruit Tray?

If you want to make a fruit tray even more special then add in some delicious extras

  • Nuts – nuts work really well with fruit, you can just add them arranged in little piles, scattered across the fruit or in lines. Try walnuts, almonds or Brazil nuts. Even smoked or flavoured nuts can be included.
  • Chocolate – chocolate goes oh so well with fruit. You could dip some of the fruit in chocolate or drizzle melted chocolate over the fruit. Alternatively add little piles of chocolate or even a chocolate dip.
  • Cheese – fruit and cheese platter ideas are always a good thing! Cheese is always great with fruit. Try different types of cheese, ready sliced or crumbled, in amongst the fruit arrangements.
  • Garnishes – you can add bunches of fresh herbs to your fruit platter, try mint, basil, rosemary or thyme.
fruit tray with strawberries, melon, grapes, raspberries, oranges and blueberries

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What Fruit Should You Not Put On A Fruit Platter?

Any fruit that browns quickly you should avoid adding to a fruit platter. Bananas don’t really last well on a fruit tray – but if you really wanted to include them you could add some dried banana chips.

When it comes to pears and apples, they’ll brown quickly too but you can toss them in fresh lemon juice which will help them to last longer.

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How Long Does A Fruit Platter Last?

A fruit tray will be okay in the fridge for around 1-2 days – anything that is looking droopy just use it up in a fruit smoothie instead.

Can You Make A Fruit Platter Ahead Of Time?

The best way to tackle making a fruit platter ahead of time is to prepare the fruit and then store it in individual boxes ready to assemble quickly just before serving.

This is partly because fruit platters are large and so difficult to fit in the fridge, plus once you’ve arranged them nicely, you risk ruining your arrangement by wrapping and refrigerating.

And if you’re taking the fruit platter to a party or potluck then it’s best to transport in boxes and arrange when you arrive.

Although if you have to arrange the fruit tray, be sure to wrap it will with plastic wrap and store in the fridge.

How To Serve Fruit Platters

Homemade fresh fruit platters are delicious served in any of the following ways

  • Perfect as a healthy dessert, especially at picnics and BBQ’s or as a potluck or thanksgiving dish.
  • Gorgeous alongside brunch – just add some fresh pastries, good coffee and maybe some bagels.
  • Make smaller plates and serve as family dessert.

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fruit platter with strawberries, melon, grapes, raspberries, oranges and blueberries

Fruit Platter Ideas

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Delicious fresh fruit platter ideas

Ingredients

  • Half a small watermelon - sliced into wedges 
  • 2 oranges - sliced into half moons
  • 450g bunch green grapes 
  • 400g strawberries 
  • 300g raspberries 
  • 250g blueberries 
  • 2 kiwi - peeled and sliced into half moons 
  • 1/2 cantaloupe melon - deseeded and sliced

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the berries and grapes – rinse the berries and grapes in a colander under cold running water. Then pat dry with kitchen paper, this will prevent your fruit plate from being soggy.
  2. Peel and slice the kiwi fruits
  3. Prepare the melon wedges and slices
  4. Slice the oranges into half moons
  5. Arrange the fruit onto the serving plate – to make the fruit look pretty on the serving plate just arrange in little groups of like kinds.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 8gSugar: 32gProtein: 3g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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