Fruit trays are one of my favorite things to take along to big parties and potlucks. People of all ages enjoy some type of fruit and this fruit dip is so easy. In this article, I will share tips and ideas for How to Make a Fruit Tray!
If you enjoy this recipe you may also find our tips for creating a Simple Charcuterie Board helpful.
Easy Fruit Tray Ideas
I cannot count how many fruit trays I’ve made or helped make in the past few years. My kids seem to eat like birds at parties when there is excitement to easily distract them. So, taking a fruit tray or Vegetable Tray ensures they will get a few healthy bites of food.
My mom shared this amazing fruit dip recipe. I didn’t even think I like fruit dip until I tried this one. When time is extra limited I just make it to serve with apples. When I’m feeling fancy I like to use a variety of fruit. The dip pairs well with so many kinds of fruit and people always ask for the recipe!
Tips for Making Fruit Trays
Here are tips that I use to make a great fruit tray!
- Wash the grapes, take scissors and trim the stems to leave bunches with 3 to 5 grapes hooked on. This method works best for adults. If the party is primarily kids then we like to remove every grape from the stem. The small clusters of grapes display much easier and can be prepared very quickly.
- Wash apples. Use an apple slicer, corer and divider to make apple preparation go quickly!
- Dip apples and bananas in pineapple juice to prevent browning. Pineapple juice will not have a negative effect on the flavor of the fruit.
- Store bananas for up to a few hours in pineapple juice before serving.
- Wash strawberries in their original container. Drain and dry excess water off the bottom to make storage and transport easier.
- Put fruit dip in the serving container and cover with plastic wrap to save set-up time.
- If leaving the dip out for more than two hours serve in a glass bowl on ice to help keep cold.
How to Make Easy Fruit Dip for a Fruit Tray
- Mix softened cream cheese, marshmallow creme and cinnamon with an electric mixer.
- Store in the refrigerator.
This peanut butter and yogurt dip is another easy fruit dip option that our son enjoys. We hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do!
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Spicy Pretzels add a little zing and ranch flavor to a basic bag of pretzels to make a fun snack.
Broccoli Cauliflower Salad is easy to make a double or triple batch with all of the bacon and cheese goodness people crave at a party.
Printable Easy Fruit Dip with Marshmallow Cream Recipe
Easy Fruit Dip with Marshmallow Cream
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 7 ounce jar marshmallow creme
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice to keep fruit from browning optional
- Cream all ingredients together. Store in the refrigerator.
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