these treats in the summer when many varieties of fruit are
available. Make perfect little cantaloupe and melon bites by
using a melon baller which looks like a mini-ice cream scoop.
Grapes are easy to skewer; they are actually berries which have
been cultivated in Asia for 6000 years. Grapes also make
perfectly natural centerpieces for holiday entertaining when
dipped in vanilla syrup and sprinkled with sugar.
2 cans peaches if using peach juice
hulled and quartered large strawberries
kiwifruit, cut in half, then peeled and quartered
seedless green grapes
peeled and cubed nectarines
vanilla syrup or peach juice sweetened with honey
1 lemon, thinly sliced
orange, thinly sliced
coconut for decoration
Prepare the fruit and place decoratively on each skewer.
Place the skewers in a plastic bag,
pour the vanilla syrup
over the fruit kabobs.
2. Place filled
plastic bag in a plastic container in case it leaks.
them just in the plastic container would require more
syrup than in the bag. Refrigerate 24 hours.
3. Take out an oval
serving platter and line edges alternately
lemon and orange slices. Sprinkle slices with shredded
4. Arrange the
fruit skewers neatly on the oval platter. Place all
skewer points in the same direction. Cover with plastic
to keep the fruit fresh until serving time.
5. This is an
excellent way to get people to eat fruit since the
are so colorful and enticing.
When serving a tray of cheese and crackers,
can add color and a healthy choice for your guests.
size for 10 guests