Whether you are hosting a brunch or planning a large dinner gathering, setting up trays and platters will allow your guests to feel comfortable and surrounded by delicious foods to eat. Organizing and displaying oranges and other fruits on a platter adds color and life to any food menu. Displaying oranges on a fruit platter will allow you to get creative while serving healthy appetizers and snacks to your guests.
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Stack the oranges after washing them, unpeeled on top of one of another to form a pyramid if you plan to serve whole fruits on your platter.
Peel and cut the oranges traditionally, slicing each orange into eight even pieces. Line the oranges in a row on the fruit platter or create a spiral decoration with your platter -- using alternating fruits and creating "rings" of fruit to complete the tray's look.
Arrange sliced pieces of your oranges -- peeled or not -- on your fruit platter along with additional fruits such a bananas, apples, grapes or sliced kiwi, along with other preferred fruits. Alternate each fruit when arranging each one on the tray to add color and contrast to the look of the platter -- such as placing oranges next to green kiwis or fresh blueberries.
Browse through various cookbooks and online cooking websites for inspiration regarding fruit platters and additional decorations for serving trays.
- Raspberry Depot: Fruit Platters: Ideas for How to Make a Fruit Platter or Party Tray
- Chew on That Blog: How to Make a Kick Ass Fruit Platter
- What's Cooking America: Fruit and Cheese Platters, How To Make a Fruit and Cheese Platter
- Cooks: Recipes: Fruit Platter Ideas
- Divine Dinner Party: Party Platter Ideas: Ideas for Party Food Trays and Dishes