Winter is the time of year that I start to think about summer‘s upcoming bounty of fruit. Yet with the availability of fresh produce from around the world, a Fresh Fruit Platter is a simple plate to serve all year round. Work with what’s available at your grocer’s fruit department to create a healthy offering.
A simply prepared dish for entertaining, a fresh fruit platter is colorful and healthy. Your guests will be able to sample fresh fruits in-season as part of your party buffet. This platter works well as an appetizer, a brunch side dish and as a dessert offering. Additionally, a fruit platter accompanies a cheese platter, antipasti platter, or a sandwich party platter.
From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….
Fresh Fruit Platter
Assemble an arrangement of in-season fresh fruits such as:
Assorted types of Grapes
Mint sprigs for garnish
Wash all fruits and arrange on platter. You will likely want to cut fruits such as pineapple, mango, papaya, and melons into bite-sized cubes. Leave the strawberries as whole fruits. Banana, apple and pear slices may brown, so toss those in lemon juice, or omit from the platter. Serve citrus in slices or wedges. Apricots can be halved. You can always cut bananas in half leaving the peels on so they won’t brown as much.
Serves a crowd as a buffet option.
Variations: Many. It’s up to you the limitless combinations available for this platter. You could also serve with honey, agave syrup, chocolate sauce or marshmallow sauce for dipping.
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