Easy Fresh Fruit Skewers

Fresh fruit skewers served with chocolate dipping sauce is a delicious and beautiful way to serve fresh fruit at parties or picnics.

Fresh fruit skewers with chocolate dip.

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:

  1. Melon: Watermelon, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, etc.
  2. Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, gooseberries and raspberries.
  3. Pineapple.
  4. Kiwi Fruit. 
  5. Grapes.
  6. Citrus: Clementines are best as they can be skewers in segments and don’t need to be chopped.
  7. 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.

Fresh fruit on chopping board.

Fresh fruit skewers with chocolate sauce.

Dips to serve with fruit

  1. Vegan chocolate ganache
  2. Easy chocolate sauce
  3. 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.

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Fresh fruit skewers

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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Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Entertaining
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit kebobs, fruit skewer recipe, fruit skewers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 6


  • 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.


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 393mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 449IU | Vitamin C: 94mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg


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