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Fruit Skewers

Fruit Skewers – a super easy and fun treat that you can make in just minutes! Use whatever your favorite fruit is to make eating healthy and getting those servings of fruit easy!

These fruit kebabs are one of those things that you can make in just minutes, but it turns a container of strawberries and blueberries into something special, that people are a lot more likely to eat! Plus they are just fun and pretty.

This recipe first appeared on the blog in 2012 as a Patriotic dish for the 4th of July. Adding marshmallows for the white is a fun idea that will go over at any get together!

fruit skewers on a white plate

 

Easy Fruit Skewers

These are a colorful and fun way to up your fruit game. They are great with just about any fruit and they will get your kids and family excited to eat their fruit. Obviously fruit is good for you and full of nutrients that we all need. But it isn’t always appetizing to just eat a banana. But you arrange fruit on a stick, and people are happy and dive right in!

These fruit skewers make for a great appetizer if you are having a get together or even a side dish. If you are grilling in the summer or making your favorite Baby Back Ribs, serving these fruit kebabs not only gives everyone something healthy to eat, it takes literally minutes and you can get it done ahead of time.

looking down on cutting board full of fresh fruit

What You’ll Need

You really can use whatever fruit you like. Here are a few great ideas that you can pick and choose from.

  • Berries – Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are all colorful and delicious options.
  • Banana – Bananas are always in season, so you can use them any time.
  • Grapes – Red and green grapes are both great.
  • Pineapple – fresh pineapple is juicy and a delicious addition.
  • Orange – Clementine’s are small and you can find them almost all year round.
  • Kiwi – a very under used but tasty fruit to use
  • Melon – any type of melon holds up really well in kebobs.
  • Wooden Skewers – You can find these at just about any grocery store.
pieces of fruit on a wooden skewer

How To Make Fruit Kebobs

  1. There is really no trick to fruit skewers, start by prepping your fruit. Cut off the stems of strawberries, cube the melon or pineapple you are using, peel the kiwi or oranges. Whatever fruit you pick, just get it cut up and ready to eat.
  2. Thread the fruit onto the skewers in whatever order you like.
  3. Arrange skewers on a platter to serve.

Can I Make Fruit Skewers The Night Before

Absolutely! You can definitely assemble these the day before. I like to put them on a baking tray, that is lined with paper towel, and then lightly cover with plastic wrap. The paper towel will help absorb any moisture from the fruit, so it doesn’t get mushy or go bad.

The other option is to prep the fruit and store in the fridge until you are ready to assemble.

fruit skewers on a white platter

Do You Soak Skewers For Fruit Kebobs

Nope, you don’t need to soak the skewers for fruit kebobs. The reason you do this when you grill is so they don’t catch fire on the grill. With fruit, you aren’t cooking them, so there is no need. If you have metal skewers that you like, you can definitely use them in place of the wooden skewers.

If you don’t have any skewers, check out this Berry Fruit Salad or another delicious way to enjoy fruit.

What To Serve With Fruit Skewers

I love to eat fresh fruit on its own, but if you have a favorite fruit dip it would be delicious with these. Chocolate spread or Nutella makes the best fruit dip!

looking down on fruit skewers on a white plate

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Yield: 10

Fruit Skewers

close up fruit kebobs on a plate

Fruit Skewers - a super easy and fun treat that you can make in just minutes! Use whatever your favorite fruit is to make eating healthy and getting those servings of fruit easy!

Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Banana
  • Oranges
  • Blueberries
  • 10 wooden skewers

Instructions

  1. Prep your fruit by cutting off the stems of strawberries, cube the melon or pineapple you are using, peel the kiwi or oranges. Whatever fruit you pick, just get it cut up and ready to eat.
  2. Thread the fruit onto the skewers in whatever order you like.
  3. Arrange skewers on a platter to serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 52Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 2gSugar 8gProtein 1g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Amanda

Thursday 23rd of June 2022

My kids loved these! I'll be making them again for 4th of July.

Sandra

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

This is such a great idea!! So fun to make, too!

Sam

Sunday 12th of June 2022

Made this for a side dish and it was fantastic! Perfect for summer

Catalina

Sunday 12th of June 2022

What a cute and delicious summer idea! We are ready to party!

Erik

Friday 10th of June 2022

Super easy and so cute~

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