Fruit Kabobs

Fresh Fruit Kabobs are an adorable way to serve a healthy snack this summer. Select your favorite fruits and thread them onto skewers for these easy kabobs served with a sweet and creamy dip.

fruit kabobs on a platter

These fruit kabobs are refreshing for summer parties, especially with kids. Serve with a few other healthy offerings, like Cucumber Sandwiches, Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes, and Wedge Salad Bites.

Table of Contents
  1. Why We Love Them
  2. How to Make Fruit Kabobs
  3. Best Fruits for Kabobs
  4. Variations
  5. How to Serve
  6. Make Ahead and Storage Tips
  7. More Fruit Recipes
  8. Fruit Kabobs with Cream Cheese Dip Recipe

Why We Love Them

  • Easy – Just cut up your favorite fruits and thread them onto skewers.
  • Customizable – Use any fruits that are in season to make these fruit skewers year round.
  • Kid friendly – They can even get on the fun and assemble themselves.
  • Good for you – Fruits are low in calories and have lots of nutritional value.
fruit kabob and cream cheese dip

How to Make Fruit Kabobs

Be sure to check the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions.

  • Select the fruits you want to use for your kabobs.
  • Wash and cut the fruits into bite size pieces.
  • Thread fruits onto wooden skewers. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Make the cream cheese dip if you’re planning on serving it with the fruit. The recipe is super simple, just a combination of softened cream cheese, vanilla yogurt, and brown sugar.
making a cream cheese dip in a glass bowl

Best Fruits for Kabobs

The best fruits to use on the ones that you are in season. In the spring, summer, and year-round, you have an abundance of options.

  • Red: Strawberries, watermelon, cherries, raspberries, red apples
  • Orange: Orange slices, cantaloupe, peaches
  • Yellow: Pineapple, bananas, mango
  • Green: Kiwi, green grapes, honeydew melon
  • Blue: Blueberries, dark blue grapes, blackberries
  • Purple: Purple grapes, plums

Variations

  • Rainbow Fruit Kabobs – choose various in season fruits in the different colors of the rainbow to thread on the skewers.
  • Monochromatic – Choose fruits that are all in the same color family, like oranges and cantaloupe and papaya.
  • Color Coordinating – Have a color scheme in mind for your party? Choose fruits that go along with it.
  • Add Marshmallows – Thread a couple of jumbo marshmallows in between every 2 pieces of fruit.

How to Serve

There’s really no wrong way to serve fruit. Serve it for breakfast, lunch, or as a picnic side dish. It’s also a great way to add some refreshing color to your snack table for a party.

My favorite way to serve them is with an easy, creamy fruit dip.

Make Ahead and Storage Tips

Make Ahead: Cut up fruits a day ahead of time and thread on the skewers about an hour before serving. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Storage: Store leftover fruit skewers in an airtight container or plastic resealable bag for up to 2-3 days.

Freezing Fruits: You can absolutely freeze any of the fruits you cut and don’t use. Place the cut up fruit on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and flash freeze for one hour. Transfer to a freezer bag and store for up to 6 months. Frozen fruit can be thawed and used for kabobs or tossed into smoothies, pancakes, or ice cream.

close up fruit kabobs

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Fruit Kabobs with Cream Cheese Dip

Fruit Kabobs are a fun and healthy way to serve fresh fruit. Thread your favorite fruits onto skewers and serve with a sweet and creamy dip.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 131kcal

Ingredients
  

Cream Cheese Dip:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 8 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar more to taste

Kabobs:

  • 12 wooden skewers
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 kiwis
  • ½ cup grapes
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 2 cuties
  • Or other fruits of your choice

Instructions
 

Cream Cheese Dip:

  • Beat cream cheese for 2 minutes until fluffy. Stir in yogurt and ¼ of brown sugar until well combined. Add more brown sugar if you’d like your fruit dip to be a little sweeter.
  • Pour into a serving bowl and chill for 1 hour.

Kabobs:

  • Slice the banana and kiwis and place them in small bowls. Peel the cuties and place them in a bowl as well.
  • Layer the fruit onto the skewers according to your liking, leaving 1-2 inches uncovered on each end.
  • Serve immediately with the cream cheese dip and enjoy!

Notes

  • Rainbow Fruit Kabobs – choose various in season fruits in the different colors of the rainbow to thread on the skewers.
  • Monochromatic – Choose fruits that are all in the same color family, like oranges and cantaloupe and papaya.
  • Add marshmallows – Thread a couple of jumbo marshmallows in between every 2 pieces of fruit.
  • Make Ahead: Cut up fruits a day ahead of time and thread on the skewers about an hour before serving. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
  • Storage: Store leftover fruit skewers in an airtight container or plastic resealable bag for up to 2-3 days.
  • Freezing fruits: You can absolutely freeze any of the fruits you cut and don’t use. Place the cut up fruit on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and flash freeze for one hour. Transfer to a freezer bag and store for up to 6 months. Frozen fruit can be thawed and used for kabobs or tossed into smoothies, pancakes or ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: -69gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 68mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 390IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fruit kabobs, fruit skewers

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the recipe developer, writer, CEO and all around badass who created Yellow Bliss Road, Inc. and EasyAppetizers.com. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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