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Easy Rainbow Fruit Skewers

These colorful fruit skewers are made with fresh fruit and lime sauce and are perfect for a healthy dessert or an impressive party appetizer.

fruit skewers on white plate in a burst position

What a great way to get the kids to eat more fruits! These fun and colorful fruit sticks will have the pickiest eaters diving in for more!

You’ll love these fruit skewers because they’re…

  • Simple
  • Wholesome
  • No-cooking required dessert
  • Beautiful display
  • Perfectly sweet

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What are fruit kabobs?

Fruit kabobs are one of the easiest healthy desserts you’ll ever make. They are simply chunks of different types of fruit threaded onto wooden or metal skewers and served as a dessert.

Oftentimes, they will be accompanied by a lightly sweet sauce such as my Vegan Lime Fruit Sauce.

How to make fruit skewers

A full list of ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

You will want to begin by deciding which fruits to use on your skewers. Personally, I love firm fruit such as melons, berries, grapes, and pineapples.

Fruits to avoid would be the types that oxidize quickly and turn brown such as bananas, apples, and pears.

fruit skewers piled up on white plate

Wash your fruit of choice well and pat dry with a towel. Then, you’ll want to begin cutting any larger fruit into chunks that will fit on the skewers.

I like to keep my fruit approximately the same size. So, when I use grapes, I like to cut any larger fruit to about the size of my grapes.

Thread the fruit chunks onto your skewers. To me, they look the nicest when all of the kabobs are arranged in the same pattern.

These are terrific for parties and showers because they make such a beautiful display on a serving platter.

fruit skewers on two plates

*Originally published December 2017.

Your Fruit Skewer Questions Answered:

Q: Which fruits work well for skewers?

A: You’ll want to avoid fruits that turn brown quickly such as bananas, apples, and pears. Fruits that work well are firm hearty ones like grapes, pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, oranges, and melons.

Q: Can fruit skewers be made the night before?

A: Yes! As long as there are no apples, bananas, pears, or other fruits that oxidize quickly. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Q: Do I need to soak the wooden skewers first?

A: No, soaking is only required when grilling to prevent the sticks from burning.

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Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Yield: 6 skewers
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These colorful fruit skewers are made with fresh fruit and lime sauce and are perfect for a healthy dessert or an impressive party appetizer.

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. You will want to begin by deciding which fruits to use on your skewers. Personally, I love firm fruit such as melons, berries, grapes, and pineapples.
    2. Fruits to avoid would be the types that oxidize quickly and turn brown such as bananas, apples, and pears.
    3. Wash your fruit of choice well and pat dry with a towel. Then, you’ll want to begin cutting any larger fruit into chunks that will fit on the skewers.
    4. I like to keep my fruit approximately the same size. So, when I use grapes, I like to cut any larger fruit to about the size of my grapes.
    5. Thread the fruit chunks onto your skewers. To me, they look the nicest when all of the kabobs are arranged in the same pattern.
    6. Serve as is or with my Lime Fruit Sauce.

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 3gSugar: 41gProtein: 1g

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Donna Hampton Reeves

Wednesday 18th of July 2018

I was raised in southern Florida where key lime pie is a common dessert. This is a great recipe to allow me to have the flavor without the harmful ingredients of the original. Thank you for the recipe.

Jo

Sunday 3rd of June 2018

Thanks for highlighting this recipe, I have tried lots of recipes from the book but not this one. It is delicious and I wish I had tried it earlier! I had to make another batch as family loved it so much.