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How To Make A Fruit Tray

Making a Fruit Tray is a flavorful and colorful way to display your variety of fruits at a party, get together or celebration.
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine american, western, gluten free, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 113kcal



  • pint of raspberries
  • pint of strawberries
  • pint of blackberries
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • bunch of green grapes
  • half a watermelon sliced
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 peaches sliced


  • Prep the fruit by washing and cutting into appropriate sizes.
  • Make your dipping sauce. I have a couple recommendations below.
  • Get your platter and bowls out. Place your bowls on the tray.
  • Add your dip to the bowls.
  • Arrange your larger fruit on the platter.
  • Add and arrange your smaller fruits to the tray.
  • Fill in the holes by working in layers as you may need to rearrange some fruit on the tray.
  • Add the smallest fruit and your garnish of seeds, nuts or other small pieces to complete your display.


  • Cut fruit in appropriate sizes for ages of guests. 
  • Use a smaller fruit tray for your fruit. This will create a boisterous looking fruit platter that is more visually appealing.
  • Also remember when choosing a serving tray, choose one with a lip to hold the fruit juices in. 
  • Remember to use fruit that’s in season as it will have the most flavor. 
  • Cut fruit into various shapes to add more appealing elements to your fruit arrangement. 
  • Have and use a fruit only cutting board so the flavors from other ingredients don’t tarnish the taste of your fresh fruit. 
  • If leaving fruit and dip out for more than 2 hrs, try to chill the tray and bowl ahead of time to help keep the fruit fresh.
  • Chef’s tip -->Need to learn how to cut a watermelon? I’ve got you covered in this watermelon cutting post. 
If served without dips or nuts, a fruit tray contains 0 Blue Plan SmartPoints.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 428mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 989IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg