December 5, 2022

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4th Of July Fruit Kabobs

These colorful 4th Of July Fruit Kabobs are an easy to make and healthier dessert that is perfect for your patriotic celebrations, summer BBQs, and picnics.

Suitable for vegan and gluten free diets. Weight Watchers points included.

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easy 4th of july fruit kabobs on a plate

These easy 4th of July Fruit Kabobs are the ideal summer dessert. We are talking an easy recipe with delicious fresh fruit, minimal prep work, and a family friendly treat. What’s not to love?

Plus this delicious food treat is one of those great healthy recipes to take to a red white blue party, Memorial Day party, 4th of July party, BBQs, cookouts, holiday picnics, and more.

You can whip this up as a dessert, easy snack, appetizers, or side dish. It all works.

And if you like this, you’ll also like this Red White And Blue Fruit Salad, the colorful Watermelon Fruit Bowl, and breakfast Red White and Blue Puff Pastry Tart.

patriotic fruit skewers on. aplte with colorful berries dotted around

Why Make Fourth of July Fruit Kabobs

  • Fun – perfect recipe for entertaining and scale up for a crowd.
  • Pretty presentation – Adding fruit star shapes makes a fun festive presentation.
  • Kid-Friendly – a healthier kids treat that will satisfy a sweet tooth instead of candy.
  • fun colorful food on a stick, need I say more? 
  • Customizable – with your favorite fruits – just bear in mind the colors
  • the whole family will love it – especially the kids.
ingredients to make 4th of july fruit kabobs on a table

Ingredient Notes

Please use fresh fruit for these 4th Of July Fruit Skewers.

  • Watermelon – Try and use seedless watermelon if you can
  • Berries – this recipe calls for a combination of strawberries, blueberries, and red raspberries.
  • Apples – use firm sweet apples if you can.
  • Citrus – use fresh lemon juice or fresh lime juice.
  • Maple syrup – to sweeten.

Ready to learn how to make Patriotic Fruit Kabobs? Gather your ingredients and let’s get making.

How To Make 4th Of July Fruit Kabobs

Get full ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Slice the watermelon and apples into half-inch thick slices.
  2. Cut out the star shapes using different size cutters.
  3. Make fruit glaze by mixing lemon juice and maple syrup until combined.
  4. Thread fruit unto wooden skewers in a red white and blue pattern or any pattern you like.
  5. Brush them with the fruit glaze.
  6. Serve immediately or chill for a few hours before serving.

Delicious Variations

  • You can sub in marshmallows or white chocolate or angel food cake for the white fruit.
  • Vary the fruit you add in. See suggestions below.
  • You can serve this as a fruit tray instead of skewers – just lay out on a tray.
  • Serve these in an American flag shape, which will involve mostly threading red and white fruit together, but a few skewers will be half blueberries only.
plateful of fourth of july fruit skewers with star shaped watermelon slices, berries and star shaped apple slices

What Fruit To Use

There are various fruit you can use to make these Fourth of July Fruit Skewers.

  • Red Fruit – red fruit choices include watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, red grapes, and cherries.
  • White fruit – you can use peeled apples, peeled pears, white peaches, and white melon. You can also use banana but these go a bit mushy so I avoid using them.
  • Blue fruit – you can use blueberries, blackberries, purple grapes.

FAQs

How Do You Keep These Cold During Celebrations

If possible, keep them in a refrigerator for as long as you can. Alternatively, you can keep these on a tray over ice or on in a cool bag.

How Do You Keep Fruit From Turning Brown

To avoid some of your white flesh fruit like apples and bananas turning brown, especially if you are not going to add dressing to them straight away, you should squeeze some lemon or lime juice over them.

easy 4th of july fruit kabobs on a plate

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Print Recipe

4th Of July Fruit Kabobs

Make this easy patriotic fresh fruit salad with everyday ingredients

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time0 mins

Course: Lunch

Cuisine: American, Western

Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 8

Calories: 151kcal

Instructions

  • Slice the watermelon and apples into half inch thick slices.

  • Cut out the star shapes using different size cutters and add to a large bowl.

  • Make fruit glaze by mixing lemon juice and maple syrup until combined.

  • Thread fruit unto wooden skewers in a red white and blue pattern or any patter you prefer and brush them with the fruit glaze.

  • Serve immediately or chill for a few hours before serving.

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Notes

  • You can sub in marshmallows or white chocolate or angel food cake for the white fruit.
  • Vary the fruit you add in. See suggestions below.
  • You can serve this as a fruit tray instead of skewers – just lay out on a tray.
  • Serve these in an American flag shape, which will involve mostly threading red and white fruit together, but a few skewers will be half blueberries only.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 1654IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg