Ultimate Fruit Tray

READY IN: 22mins
SERVES: 12-18
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Use whatever fruit you have on hand or whichever you prefer. You can use some or all of what is listed. This is more of a guideline for putting together a beautiful fruit tray, rather than a strict recipe!
  • Start by placing two small sauce bowls in the center of a very large tray or baking sheet. This is where you'll build your fruit tray so find something large enough to hold all your fruit.
  • Create a bowl out of a pineapple by slicing it in half, crosswise, and then coring it and removing the fruit leaving only the outer layer to create a bowl. Fill with blueberries (or any other small fruit).
  • Then place the larger items around the board. Fruit like grapes on the vine, the sliced oranges, and grapefruit. Then you can start to fill in some of the areas and build off the other fruit with small mounds of blackberries, raspberries and strawberries.
  • You want to place the fruit that'll turn brown quicker, towards the end and right before serving. Apple slices, pear slices, and plums would go in next. If you want to prevent them from browning, you can drizzle some lemon juice over those fruits.
  • Then you start putting the decorative touches. Make thin slices of strawberries, without cutting all the way through, and then fan them out. Peel and make slits around kiwi and then separate to make decorative halves.
  • Use small cookie cutters in different shapes to cut out stars, flowers or hearts out of the cantaloupe, watermelon or honeydew. Place those on last, and then marvel at your beautiful creation. Fill the sauce dishes with the sauces below or any of your favorite store-bought sweet sauces.
  • For the marshmallow sauce, place the cream cheese and marshmallow fluff into a heat safe bowl. Microwave in short 30 second bursts until warmed through. Stir until smooth. You want to serve this slightly warm so that it's easier to dip into.
  • For the chocolate sauce, warm the cream either in the microwave or on the stove until just heated through. Pour over the chocolate and let sit for about 5 minutes before stirring until smooth.
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