Who doesn’t love a fruit appetizer? Not only are they wonderfully colorful, but they taste delicious too. Oh, and they are often healthy to boot.
Most of the time they do not cost much either. This is great for those who are sticking to a tight budget. And if you want to, you can just cut up some fruit and rearrange them to look pretty.
Well, why not?
If you do want to make a fruit appetizer that goes beyond a plate of fruit, or maybe you would like something fancy, then you have come to the right place.
Here we shall take a look at 25 easy and simple fruit appetizers that you can make with just a few ingredients.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s go!
1. Fruit, Honey, And Goat Cheese Crostini
We thought we would start off with a simple crostini. While they might be easy to make, they still look like a lot of effort has been put into making them.
They are also very tasty. Delicious and sweet fruit is put with goat cheese and crunchy bite-sized pieces of bread.
Not only do you get different flavors, but also textures too!
2. Fruit Skewers
Whether you are looking to copy the recipe down to a T and make them patriotic for the 4th July, you can also use whatever fruit you like.
These mini and cute skewers use pears, blueberries and watermelon for the color of the American flag. The flavors also compliment each other very well.
You could also try using other fruit such as strawberries to create the same color theme.
3. Cute Mini Tacos With Fruit
These tiny flour-based tortillas are covered in cinnamon and sugar for added sweetness. They are then filled with honey and cinnamon flavored cream cheese, along with chopped fruit.
All of the flavors marry well together. Just be careful though, as these are sure to disappear quickly!
Once you try one, you will be wanting another.
4. Mexican Style Fruit Salad
While a fruit salad is always a top choice for a party, why not go one step further and give it a Mexican twist?
Choose a combination of fruit and chop them up into cubes. Then add some chili spices, as well as honey and lime, and you have a Mexican fruit salad.
The sweet goes very well with the spice.
5. Showstopper Italian Watermelon Caprese Skewers
For a bigger sized appetizer, this one is a winner. A caprese is essentially just food items on a stick. The Italians normally use mozzarella, tomatoes and some basil which are covered in balsamic vinegar.
To make it fruity you will want to add mozzarella, watermelon, basil and prosciutto, all drizzled with the balsamic vinegar.
There are so many indulgent flavors that work so well together.
6. Key Lime Pie Cheesecake Style Dip
If you have never tried a cheese cake inspired dip, then now is the time.
It involves having a dip that tastes like cheese cake (in this case a key lime pie version) and adding a crumb.
You can then dip fruit or even graham crackers.
7. Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes
These mini strawberry cheesecakes are easy to make, and are bite sized for convenience. All it takes is piping some cream cheese on top and adding a blueberry.
This recipe flips the head on the usual cheesecake by making the strawberry be the biscuit base. You also get the sweetness from the fresh blueberry too.
Also, if you are looking for an appetizer for the 4th July, then this is it.
8. Chocolate Dipped Fruit Filled Cones
This fruit-based appetizer will be a hit with your guests. Not only does it look mesmerizing on the plate, but it tastes amazing too.
You can buy readymade cones and dip them into melted chocolate. Then all you need to do is fill the cones with different chopped fruit.
The more colorful the fruit, the better looking the appetizer will be. Also, remember to add a homemade cheesecake dip in the middle too!
9. Tiny Fruit-Based Tart Canapes
These tiny fruit-based canapes look very elegant, yet are simple to put together. The crispy shells are filled with a creme and then topped with juicy fruit.
While these look complicated, they are not. The creme is basically custard! And you can also buy the cases readymade, which will shorten the prep time.
10. Grape Salad
A grape salad is an easy go-to that is a hit with everyone. It involves adding green and red grapes to a cheesecake sauce. As well as toasted pecans for crunch.
You can add different fruit to make it different too.
11. Fruit And A Dip
If you are in need of something really simple, then why not try dipping whole fruit into a special dip?
While not exactly a recipe, it is a great idea to let guests enjoy dipping fruit into a tasty dip. For example, you could put together a marshmallow and cream cheese dip.
This dip is perfect for sweet strawberries!
12. Fruit Salsa With Cinnamon Flavored Chips
Even though a traditional salsa can’t be beat, this fruit version is definitely a winner. It contains strawberries, kiwi, tangerines, pineapple and apples.
While you can use a plain chip, the cinnamon version is a lot better. It adds a spicy flavor to the sweet and tartness from the fruit.
13. Fruit And Fish Canapes
This one is a little adventurous when it comes to the flavors. That is because it includes putting a small piece of waffle along with a slice of apple, a strawberry and fish.
Yes, fish. However, don’t knock it until you have tried it. You will love it!
14. Mexican Inspired Fruit Cups
If you have ever tried Mexican street food, then you may have had a fruit cup. The tropical fruit is covered in salsa and chili spices.
They are then served in a clear cup so you can see all the ingredients.
15. Fruit On A Stick
While you cannot get anything more simple than fruit on a stick, you can make it look more appealing.
This recipe includes using a stick with different colored washi tape to make the sticks more attractive and fun.
You may also want to add different fruits per stick, as well as a delicious dip like chocolate. This one will always be a winner!
16. Simple Fruit Platter
Whether you want to make it patriotic by choosing some particular colored fruit, or you just want to pick your favorite kinds of fruit, a simple fruit platter will always be a winner.
Just make sure to add lemon juice so none of the fruit goes brown. This is especially true when it comes to bananas and apples.
17. Sugared Prosecco Grapes
These sugared prosecco grapes are a game changer. You will wonder why you have never tried them before.
While they look like they are covered in ice, it is actually sugar. You place the grapes in melted down sugar, and then coat them in sugar.
They are crunchy, soft and very sweet.
18. Summer Fruit Bruschetta
The summertime calls for delicious and fresh fruit. These summer bruschettas add a crunchy and juicy bite for the guests to enjoy.
Adding balsamic vinegar also brings out the sweetness of the fruit, while the goats cheese marries with the sweet and tangy flavors really well.
Trust us, you will want seconds.
19. Strawberry With Cream Cheese Dip
This dip is perfect for those who absolutely love the strawberry flavor. It is also really easy to put together.
It involves using a marshmallow Fluff (you have seen the jars) and a strawberry flavored cream cheese.
The dip itself is completely fluffy and very light, and is perfect to dip fruit into.
20. Greek Yogurt And Fruit Bites
These bites are a real crowd pleaser. They include greek yogurt (which has been whipped) filled phyllo pastry cups, along with fresh fruit.
So simple to make and delicious to eat. While you might think they are basic, they will go down a storm at your next gathering.
Try using both blueberries and strawberries for a sweeter hit.
21. Mini Fruit Topped Pizzas
These mini fruit topped pizzas will go down a storm. They contain the likes of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and kiwi on a bed of cream cheese on a sugar cookie.
They are sweet and crunchy, and look so incredibly beautiful too. You can also play around with the topping, and have different ones so people can choose their favorite fruit.
However, we love the fruit choice from this recipe.
22. Roasted Pears, Figs, And Brie
This fruit appetizer is perfect for the fall season. The colors and the flavors represent the cooler months and the festivities that are ahead.
While it looks complicated, it is easy to create. The pears are coated in a fig spread, and then the brie is placed on top.
It is then put into the oven to bake. It all tastes so delicious and melty together.
23. Kabobs With Fruit And Cheese
Cheese and fruit go hand-in-hand, and so does fruit and the summertime. Because of this, kabobs (or kebabs) with both fruit and cheese makes the perfect appetizer.
This recipe calls for different cheeses and fruits to make them interesting, However, you can add whatever kind of fruit and cheese you like.
However, try to contrast the colors for an exciting appeal for the eyes.
24. Cherry And Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Lettuce wraps are all the rage, and it is easy to see why. Not only does it add an Asian vibe to your summer evening party, but they look and taste great.
The lettuce leaves are topped with chicken, cherries, carrots, spring onions and almonds. It is all then topped with a sweet tasting teriyaki sauce.
25. Honey, Peach And Ricotta Crostini With Pancetta
Not only do these look incredibly delicious, but they taste it too. They will also look very impressive to your guests.
The peach sits wonderfully on top of the ricotta and crispy bread. The bright orange will be pleasing on the eye, as well as give a juicy sweetness once bit into.
You have to try one of these to really understand their deliciousness.
Now that you have seen all of the easy fruit appetizers, have you found the perfect one or two for your gathering?
No doubt that you have. That is because we have put together the ultimate list when it comes to finding the perfect easy fruit appetizer recipes – and good choice too, as a fruit appetizer is a great way to feed guests quickly.
Not only does fruit taste sweet and sometimes sour, but the indulgent treat can be healthy and delicious.
If you enjoyed this article, why not check out the rest of the website for more exciting recipes!
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I Serve Appetizers At A Party?
Appetizers are a great way to keep your guests from becoming too hungry as they either wait for the main meal, or because you are serving only alcohol.
They provide food at an event or a gathering. Who wants their guests feeling hungry, or drinking alcohol on an empty stomach?
Is It Okay To Serve Fruit As An Appetizer?
Serving fruit as an appetizer is a great option. It provides a sweet and savory bite that may also be considered to be healthier than something like a pizza roll, for example.
You can also have fun creating different dishes, making the most out of the naturally sweet flavor of the fruit.
Also, fruit appetizers are great to have during the warmer months. They are lighter and fresher, and may provide some hydration too.
What Is Considered A Finger Food Appetizer?
A finger food appetizer is an individual portion of food which is small. They are intended to be eaten with the hands, rather than placed on a plate.
More often than not they are served at parties and events. The idea behind finger foods is that they do not create mess. Instead, they can fit into the mouth in one go, or only need one bite.
However, some people overlook this by making something like a mini taco which may cause crumbs or toppings to fall onto the floor.
What Is A Really Small Appetizer Known As?
Often called hors d’oeuvres, they are served alongside cocktails before a meal. This is why they serve them at cocktail galas or events.
They are also known as finger foods too. The whole point of them is that they can be eaten quickly without mess as a person mingles with other guests.
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