Fresh fruit skewers served with chocolate dipping sauce is a delicious and beautiful way to serve fresh fruit at parties or picnics.
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What fruit to use for fruit skewers
Because fruit skewers are usually made ahead, it’s important to use fruit that won’t oxidize (turn brown) like apples, pears or bananas or go soft very quickly. Fruit that are good for skewers is:
- Melon: Watermelon, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, etc.
- Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, gooseberries and raspberries.
- Kiwi Fruit.
- Citrus: Clementines are best as they can be skewers in segments and don’t need to be chopped.
- Stone fruit: Stone fruit, although delicious, aren’t always a good idea for skewers. They tend to dry out quickly so if you choose to use them, slice and skewer right before serving.
How to make them
Peel and slice fruit (berries and grapes aren’t necessary) then slice into similarly sized cubes. Thread onto wooden or bamboo skewers. No need to soak the skewers as that is only necessary when you’re cooking food that is skewered.
Dips to serve with fruit
- Vegan chocolate ganache
- Easy chocolate sauce
- Peanut butter dip: Whip together equal parts peanut butter and plain yogurt. Sweeten with a little honey.
Making fruit skewers ahead
These skewers really are best served freshly made but they can be made up to 6 hours ahead. Place in a single layer on a tray or plate then cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Fresh fruit recipes
- Summer fruit salad with lime-mint dressing
- Fruit plate with coconut chocolate ganache
- Easy breakfast yogurt fruit pots
Fresh fruit skewers
- 1 pineapple peeled and cubed
- 1 cup grapes
- 1 cup gooseberries
- 1 cup strawberries tops sliced off
- 2 cups watermelon cubed
- 3 kiwi fruit peeled and sliced into large chunks
For the dipping sauce
- Prepare all the fruit then thread onto wooden skewers.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve with dip of your choice.