Ideas & Decorations for Fruit Skewers


Skewering up sweet and savory treats makes for a fun meal every time and the colorful punch of fruit adds pop to any plate. The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to fruit kabobs. Let your imagination run wild and your creativity stack up for a healthy, fruity feast.


  • There are many premade fruit dips on the market and possibilities abound for make-at-home varieties. One simple favorite is made of equal parts marshmallow cream and cream cheese blended smooth. Use flavored yogurt for a breakfast buffet or melted chocolate for dessert. Or skip the dip all together and offer a seasoning blend for rolling, shaking or dunking. Flavored sugars work well or, to add a spicy Mexican flair, use a mix of salty chili powder with lime.

Sweet and Savory

  • Fruit skewers can slip into the savory side with additions such as salty meats and cheeses. Any classic combination will work. Thread melon balls onto a bamboo skewer and wrap with prosciutto for a light, Italian-inspired appetizer. Replace a traditional salad with skewers of tomato, fresh mozzarella and basil. For dinner, combine pineapple and pork for an island theme.

Warm It Up

  • Another fun idea for fruit skewers is to hit the grill. This step allows sugars in the fruit to caramelize, boosting the flavor. Spike maple syrup with cumin, cinnamon and pepper for a spicy glaze for skewered chunks of pineapple, peaches and bananas. Use a lime marinade on a mix of shrimp, tomatoes, pineapple and peppers for a fresh-off-the-grill fajita filling that's quick-cooking and easy enough for a weeknight dinner.


  • Though a fruit skewer is beautiful on its own, get creative with your display. Fill a vase with floral foam and stick skewers at all heights for an edible fruit bouquet. Prop each kabob on a ramekin of dip or stand single skewers up in a tall, narrow glass filled with colored sugar or packed with candy sprinkles. Fruit offers a pop of color guaranteed to draw attention.

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