Fruit Skewers with Dipping Sauce

Written by chanie on July 17th, 2011


Fruit skewers are a fun and easy way to serve fruit. It’s also a great¬†activity to do with kids. If you really want to get crafty, you can use cookie cutters to cut the melon into different shapes for an over-the-top presentation. For a quick and easy fix, just cut melon into cubes (the more uniform the pieces, the better it will look). You can also use a melon baller to make circles, or come up with your own unique patterns and designs. Feel free to use the fruits that you enjoy.

Here are some suggestions:

watermelon
honeydew
cantaloupe
pineapple
kiwi
mango
grapes
starfruit (this looks really pretty on the skewers)
strawberries
blueberries
raspberries
blackberries
cherries

If you’d like to grill the fruit skewers, here are some fruit that work well on the grill:

pineapple (probably the most popular grilled fruit)
peaches
apricots
figs

Some less popular grilled fruits include:

bananas
apples
pears
papaya
mango
nectarines

If you’d like, you can serve a sauce to go alongside. The easiest accompaniment is yogurt, like I have pictured here. Here are some other suggestions:

flavored yogurts
plain yogurt mixed with honey, maple syrup, cinnamon, jams, citrus or mint
strawberry basil sauce (frozen strawberries in syrup, pureed in blender with a few basil leaves)
spiked sauce (rum or tequila with lemon or lime juice and honey or sugar)
whipped cream (you can add some citrus zest to it)
dark or white chocolate sauce
chocolate or vanilla pudding

To serve the skewers, here are some suggestions:

– serve on a platter
– serve in a tall vase
– stick into rind of a watermelon
– stick into a halved pineapple or canteloupe
– stick into styrofoam
– make sure the top fruit is flat (cubed) and serve standing up on a platter


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  1. Now I’m getting all sorts of ideas. Grilled fruit with melted chocolate for dipping sauce. Oh my.

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