Fruit platter served on a cake stand surrounded by chopped fruit salad ingredients on a blue background.
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5 from 13 votes

Fruit Platter

How to make the ultimate fruit platter - with hints, tips, tricks and serving suggestions to make it extra special. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Servings: 12
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Kate Hackworthy | Veggie Desserts

Ingredients

  • 1 mango
  • 1 pineapple
  • 5 kiwis sliced
  • 150 g raspberries
  • 150 g blueberries
  • 1 honeydew melon flesh cut into chunks
  • 1 cantaloupe flesh cut into chunks
  • 1 bunch grapes
  • Sprigs of mint to garnish

Instructions

  • Prepare the mango by making thick slices down either side of the stone. Score the flesh of each 'cheek' into a criss cross, then flip it into a hedgehog shape and use a knife to cut off each cube of mango flesh. Try this video for help. 
  • Prepare the pineapple by cutting the top and bottom (save the leafy top to include in your fruit platter for decoration if you wish). 
    Stand it on the cut side and carefully cut off the thick rind. 
    Cut long strips away from the hard core, then cut the strips into bite sized chunks. 
  • Slice the kiwi.
    (You can keep the non-edible peel on if you wish for decoration and provide a bowl for guests to discard it)
  • Rinse the raspberries and blueberries.
  • Cut the melons in half and then quarters. Scoop out the seeds and discard. Cut the peel from the flesh and then cut the flesh into bite sized pieces. 
  • Wash the grapes but keep them on the stalk.
  • Decoratively assemble the fruit on your chosen plate, tray or cake stand, grouping each type of fruit together and keeping different colours to different sections. 

Notes

Tips: 
- buy seasonal fruit that's perfectly ripe
- avoid fruit that tends to go brown (apples, pears, banana)
-serve it on a special dish or cake stand
-add something special, such as fresh figs, mint sprigs or edible flowers
- make it on the day, or late the evening before
- add firmer fruit, like melon, first, then pile soft fruit on top
- group the same fruits together (ie: mango, strawberries or blueberries) so guests don't have to pick through it
- distribute colours so there's variety (don't put raspberries and strawberries in the same area)
- add height with a bunch of grapes or pineapple
- ensure grapes are seedless and serve them in a bunch so they don't roll off the serving dish
- remove seeds from melons

Nutrition

Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 638mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1850IU | Vitamin C: 117.2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.8mg