How to make a fruit platter

It's spring, which means the beginning of backyard BBQ's and pot lucks. One of my favorite go to's is this fruit platter.

It looks super complicated and professionally done but it is really quite easy. This fruit platter was something I made from things on hand for my daughter's birthday breakfast.

You start with a pineapple. Make sure the top is nice looking since you will be using that.

And get a nice large platter out.

Place the pineapple on it's side and cut down the middle all the way through the pineapple

including the top

It should look like this

Now cut your half into quarters

not forgetting to cut the top of the pineapple as well

In this next step, you are preparing to get the fruit out of the rind. Make a cut from the bottom and then carefully cut around the bottom getting the fruit free from the rind.

It should look like this. The rind is on the right, the fruit is on the left in my hand. Then with your fruit in hand, cut out the core.

I then place my fruit back into the rind and cut slices down throughout the pineapple.

Do this with all four of your pineapple quarters and then place them on your platter.

I then usually take the pineapple slices and fancy them up a bit. This leaves room for other fruit to sit in the rind. Think blueberries, grapes, kiwi or cherries.

Strawberries are almost always a part of the platter. I love the contrasting colors. During the summer, I put watermelon around as well.

I add other fruit to fill in some of the spaces.

And there you have it! A beautiful fruit platter for your next gathering.


Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

My mouth is totally watering now! I'm thinking I to make one of these!It looks absolutely delish and pretty too!

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Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love the way you cut the pinapple! So cute! Fresh pinapple is one of our favorite summer treats!

Fabric Bows and More said...

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Selena Ze Arteest said...

Nice fruit plate

Hollie - said...

Gorgeous fruit platter!

Christina said...

so fun! I really love how you sliced those pineapple...looks so fancy!

Thanks so much for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Lovely! The pineapple really makes a statement and looks professional! Thanks so much for sharing at my "BFF" link party.

Just Jaime said...

Pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

wow, that came out so cute! looks so yummy, too.

lovecrafts said...

Great tutorial! i love it very much, thanks you very muchs

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