Basic Tips On Serving Fruits

You have a dinner party but no idea what to serve as a dessert. What about some fruits? It may sound simple, but you can still make them an interesting final dish.
Here are some basic tips on serving fruits.


fruit platter
Serving fruits at a dinner party comes with a few basic rules.

  • Keep fruits that need to be peeled at bay (apples, pears, peaches) and for your family, and spare your guests from the chore.
  • Bring out cut fruits, in salads, or served with a spoon. You can also pick smaller fruits (plums, cherries, apricots, strawberries, etc.) and ones with fewer seeds (or none).
  • Most fruits will be eaten and peeled by hand. If you’re offering a basket of fruit as your dessert, don’t forget to bring some towels as eating some of them can be messy.
  • Unpeeled fruits are always served washed and ready to eat.

Special Fruits

serving fruits

  • Strawberries should be brought in a bowl or dish with a serving spoon, accompanied by some powdered sugar and whipped cream on the side. You can do the same with other berries, generally mixed.
  • With grapes, cut out the clusters with your kitchen scissors.
  • For nuts, make them available as a table centerpiece with enough nutcrackers as needed. You can bring out some fresh slices of bread as well.
  • For larger fruits, like melons, you can serve them either diced in bowls or in slices. Be careful not to ruin the pulp.


fruit sides
Sometimes, a fruit plate may not be enough of a dessert.
You can accompany your fruits with other treats, but make sure to match them adequately. Here are a few ideas:

Light fruits

Fruits high in water content are usually considered “lighter”. Examples of sides include:

  • Ice cream
  • Chocolate
  • Cake
Heavy fruits

Fruits with the most fiber and pulp will be “heavier”. You can accompany them with some of the following:

  • Macaroons
  • Biscuits
  • Whipped cream

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