Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is quick and easy and very festive to make just before a party or picnic. For ultimate freshness, prepare this treat right before serving. Present it with toothpicks for spearing the fruit and a bowl of your favorite dip, if desired. One variation is to cook crescent rolls in a 8" by 13" pan, covered with cream cheese, then topped with the fruit. Another used a white tray, and this would be good on a 8" by 13" cake too. Feel free to use your imagination!To see what this looks like go to

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Hull and halve 29 large strawberries and set them aside.
  2. Arrange 30 large blackberries in the upper left corner of a serving tray or cutting board (it should be at least 8 by 13 inches).
  3. Cut 58 banana slices, 3/4-inch-thick, into a bowl. Sprinkle on lemon juice and toss the slices gently with a rubber spatula to keep them from browning.
  4. Assemble the banana slices in rows to resemble a flag and top each slice with a strawberry half.
Most Helpful

What better way to celebrate the 4th and summertime than with fresh fruit. I placed rows of strawberries and banana slices rather than top the bananas with them. Although I didn't get 13 stripes, but it was still festive and delectable. :)

2Bleu July 05, 2011