Featuring all the colors of the rainbow, these fruit appetizers are gorgeous!
Hosting a summer party soon? While entrees and cocktails are essential, you can’t forget about the apps, either.
For lighter fare, you’ll want to have a selection of fruit on hand.
Fruits are fantastic even on their own, so you don’t really need to add much to turn them into phenomenal appetizers.
That said, most of these recipes call for very few ingredients, and they turn out amazing, nonetheless.
They’re a snap to prepare, to boot. Easy, pretty, and delicious: they’re exactly the qualities you want in a party appetizer.
Take advantage of your fresh summer produce with these fantastic fruit appetizers!
From rich cheesecake bites to refreshing chips and salsa, these guys are definite crowd-pleasers.
Let’s start things off with these innovative cheesecake bites. How stunning are these fruity treats, am I right?
Each luscious strawberry is piped with sweet and fluffy cream cheese filling and topped with dried blueberry.
It’s an innovative take on the classic strawberry cheesecake.
Instead of being the topping, the strawberries become the vessel that holds the cheesecake filling.
The red, white, and blue color combo makes it an ideal 4th of July starter.
Nothing screams summer more than colorful fruits and cheese threaded onto sticks.
Kabobs, kebabs, kabobs – however you want to spell them, they’re heavenly.
For this recipe, you’ll use strawberries and tri-colored grapes, as well as baby Swiss and white cheddar cheeses.
Red, purple, green, and cream – the contrasting hues make these skewers exceptional.
Sweet, juicy, rich, and creamy, the flavor combination is also absolutely spot on.
A medley of fruits and berries is skewered onto toothpicks and dunked in the most delectable dip.
These fruit appetizers are so good they’ll surely disappear in minutes.
The great thing about them is that you can use whatever fruit you can imagine.
Kiwis, bananas, pineapple, berries – you name it! It’s totally up to you which fruits to pair up, too.
What takes the colorful appetizer to the next level, though, is the dip.
A mix of sour cream, whipped cream, brown sugar, and orange juice, it’s wonderfully sweet, creamy, and fluffy.
Crunchy, bite-sized bread slices are topped with goat cheese and honey spread, fresh fruit, and drizzled with even more honey.
Now that’s what I call an appetizer.
One bite gives you a beautiful harmony of flavors and textures. They’re sweet, tart, creamy, soft, crunchy, I can’t get enough!
You can stick to one fruit or use multiple for a pretty color contrast. This recipe tastes amazing with berries, mangoes, and peaches.
One look at these appetizers, and you’ll already know they’re perfect for your next party.
Those lovely red, blue, and white hues make them look so patriotic.
These Greek yogurt fruit bites are as delicious as they are pretty.
Phyllo crust is filled with Greek yogurt whipped cream and topped with fresh fruit.
The idea is basic, but the colors, flavors, and textures are exceptional.
Here’s another red, white, and blue starter for your 4th of July festivities.
These mini-kebabs are the bomb! They may be small, but they’re big on flavor.
Watermelon, pears, and blueberries together in one skewer – talk about delicious.
Sweet, crunchy, and juicy, these 3 make a perfect combination.
You can use other fruits, too, if you wish. Just try to stick to the color theme if you plan on serving them on Independence Day.
While classic salsa is awesome, this one’s also a winner.
In this fruity twist, kiwi, strawberries, apples, pineapple, and tangerines join forces to make one epic salsa.
From color to flavor to texture, this salsa gets a perfect score.
Whether you use them as a chip dip or a topping to nachos and grilled meats, you can’t go wrong.
Personally, though, the cinnamon chips are its best companion.
Mini-flour tortillas are coated with sugar and cinnamon, filled with honey cinnamon cream cheese, and topped with a medley of fruits.
These are the sweet and creamy tacos you didn’t know you needed.
Fruit in tacos? I think it’s pure genius. The flavors and textures work amazingly well together.
Once you’ve tried them, you’ll want to make them again and again… and again. They’re that good.
Its name is like music to my ears. Just the thought of sinking my teeth into these delectable morsels makes me smile.
Trust me, you’ll want to try this recipe today. Even if you don’t have people coming over, just do it. You won’t regret it, I swear!
Crispy toasted crostini are topped with honey, ricotta, peaches, and pancetta. Need I say more?
Add an Asian flair to your summer party with these cherry chicken lettuce wraps.
Lettuce leaves filled with a mixture of cubed chicken, carrots, cherries, almonds, and green onions in a sweet teriyaki sauce.
Colorful, sweet, savory, and crunchy are only some of the wonderful things to expect from these wraps.
Cherries are typically used as a sweet and pretty garnish to desserts, but they’re great in savory dishes, as well.
Fruit salad is a colorful appetizer, side dish, or dessert. It’s very simple – just a combination of your choice of fruits.
For this recipe, though, you’ll give the classic a Mexican twist with a honey-lime and chili dressing.
Fruits are wonderfully sweet, and they can handle a bit of spice.
Aside from the heat, the dressing also brightens up the fruits’ flavor even further.
It’s not a fruit recipe, per se, but this dip will definitely make your fruit snacking more exciting.
A simple blend of creamy cream cheese and fluffy marshmallow fluff, this dip is delightful to the max.
It’s not overly sweet or bland. It’s just perfect.
Apart from fruits, this dip also tastes amazing with pretzels and crackers. I won’t mind using it as a sandwich filling, either.
With sugar cookies for the crust, cream cheese frosting for the sauce, and fresh fruits for the topping, these mini fruit pizzas are amazing.
And oh my, just look at how beautiful these things are!
They’re like fruit tarts, but you get a cookie instead of a shell. If you ask me, I think it’s better this way.
A Caprese is a colorful Italian salad made with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette.
In this fruity variation, we’re combining watermelon, prosciutto, mozzarella, and basil, and I think it’s beautiful.
Drizzled with a sweet and tart balsamic glaze, these skewers are darn delightful.
The contrasting flavors of sweet fruit, creamy mozzarella, salty prosciutto, and earthy basil are such a treat!
15. Frosted Grapes
Frosted grapes – where have you been all my life? I can’t believe it took me so long to find out about this sweet delight.
Bathe fresh grapes in melted sugar, then sprinkle them with sugar. Once they dry up, they’re ready to go.
This app is simple, but it absolutely delivers. I love the layer of crunch and sweetness the sugar adds.
Have you ever considered turning cheesecake into a dip? If you haven’t, then you’re in for a treat.
Imagine dipping your favorite fruit in a rich, sweet, and tart key lime cheesecake.
Amazing, isn’t it? It’s like a new way of enjoying the classic dessert.
Besides fruits, this dip is also perfect with graham crackers, cookies, and pretzels.
These bite-sized tarts are made of crispy ready-made shells, a ridiculously rich creme patisserie filling, and sweet and refreshing fruits.
I know what you’re thinking – creme patisserie? What on earth is that? I was intimidated by its name, too.
But don’t worry, it’s nothing complicated. It’s basically just a fancier name for custard. If I can do it, so can you!
Here’s how it goes down. Mini-waffles are dipped in a milk and egg mixture and pan-toasted until crisp.
If a waffle and a French toast had a baby, this would be it.
The waffles are then skewered along with lettuce, a small piece of fish, a cube of apple, and a slice of strawberry.
The combination sounds strange, but believe me, it’s fantastic.
If you love all things strawberry, this dip will get you hooked.
A mix of strawberry cream cheese and marshmallow Fluff, this dip is incredibly rich, creamy, and fluffy! The strawberry flavor is pretty on point, too.
Whether eaten with fruits, berries, cookies, crackers, or just on its own with a spoon, this dip won’t disappoint.
Sweet pear halves are slathered with fruity fig spread, topped with brie cheese, and baked to perfection.
These starters are great as they are, but try topping them too with candied pecans or chewy dried cranberries for a wonderful textural contrast.
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