10 Delicious Fruit Appetizer Recipes You Should Try

Great Fruit Appetizers

Appetizers are an essential part of any party or gathering, but fruit appetizer recipes are especially delicious. They wake up your guests’ taste buds and get them ready to enjoy the main course. They also provide the practical function of keeping everyone busy while you finish up the entrée. At your next soiree, serve something unexpected as an appetizer: your favorite summertime fruit.

Fruit makes a delightful appetizer but is often overlooked. Fruit appetizers are typically sweet, but can also be combined with savory notes for the perfect flavor combination. This tasty combination provides the perfect pop of flavor that gives your guests something to talk about. Here are ten delicious fruit appetizers that will make your next gathering spectacular.

How to Make a Fruit Appetizer

Most fruit appetizers aren’t complicated to make. In fact, many are even easier to make than your typical go-to appetizers. For example, consider making an easier-than-pie fruit dip. This flavorful treat often requires no baking at all. Just mix together cream cheese, sugar, and some other flavorings and serve with cut-up fruit. Or, try a fruit salsa. All this dip requires is chopping up some fruit, such as watermelon, pineapple, and melon, and mixing with key spices. Another option is fruit bruschetta. This appetizer consists of chopped fruit mixed with tangy dressing or cheese. Spread it on top of sliced crusty bread for a one-of-a-kind appetizer that will leave your guests wanting more. The best part? It’s even easier than throwing a frozen appetizer into the oven.

If you’re all out of time to make an appetizer for your get-together, don’t skip it altogether. Instead, check out one of our fruit arrangements. We have dozens of fresh fruit appetizers, arranged in artful displays or on party-ready platters. We also offer countless chocolate covered fruit arrangements, perfect for satisfying anyone with a sweet tooth.

Top 10 Fruit Appetizers

For an appetizer that’s guaranteed to be a knock-out hit at your next gathering, consider serving a fruit appetizer. Here are ten great options that are practically guaranteed to wow your guests:

1. Slice Of Sweet Fruit Platter

Slice Of Sweet Fruit Platter

If you don’t have the time to whip up a fruit appetizer, consider our fruit platter. This crowd favorite features all of the most delicious fresh fruit, including cantaloupe, grapes, honeydew, pineapple, and strawberries.

2. Pineapple Bouquet

Pineapple Bouquet

This bouquet will quickly turn into the highlight of your festivities. It’s chock full of pineapple daisies and honeydew melon, all artfully arranged to look just like your favorite Hawaiian fruit.

3. Strawberry Bruschetta

Strawberry Bruschetta

Made with a crusty French baguette, a layer of creamy goat cheese, chopped strawberries, and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, this strawberry bruschetta delivers a pop of flavor. The sweetness of the strawberries combines perfectly with the tangy goat cheese.

4. Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Salsa isn’t just for tomatoes. With granny smith apples, melon, strawberries, and raspberries finely chopped, this recipe proves fruit makes a delectable salsa. Serve with oven-baked cinnamon and sugar crisps for dipping.

5. Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball

Cranberry Pecan Cheese Ball

Cream cheese, white sharp cheddar cheese, dried cranberries, pecans, and chives make this cheese ball taste delicious and festive enough for any gathering. Serve with some crunchy crackers and you’re good to go.

6. Healthy Apple Nachos

Healthy Apple Nachos

Sliced apples are drizzled with nut butter and topped with an assortment of flavorful toppings, such as chocolate chips, coconut, almonds, cinnamon, and lemon juice. They’re quick, easy, and a definite crowd-pleaser.

7. Mexican Fruit Salad

Mexican Fruit Salad

This Mexican fruit salad is a fun and refreshing take on fruit salad. With pineapple, melon, and watermelon topped with chili lime seasoning, this Mexican fruit salad is a sweet and savory delight that will please everyone.

8. Watermelon Caprese

Watermelon Caprese

With all the best summery flavors, this watermelon Caprese salad will make a big impression on your guests. It’s just like regular Caprese salad with mozzarella cheese, basil, olive oil, and balsamic glaze, but swaps out the tomato for watermelon.

9. Key Lime Pie Cheesecake Dip

Key Lime Pie Cheesecake Dip

With sweet and tangy notes, this dip tastes just like key lime cheesecake. It requires no baking time, is super easy to make, with cream cheese, sugar, milk, vanilla extract, and lime zest, and is served with graham crackers.

10. Melon, Proscuitto and Mozzarella Skewers

Melon, Proscuitto and Mozzarella Skewers

The flavors of sweet, salty, creamy, and tangy are melded together in these melon, prosciutto, and mozzarella skewers. It’s easy to make, elegant for your guests, and quintessentially “summer.”

These fruit appetizers are the perfect start to any gathering or party. They’re sweet, summery, and perfectly flavorful. They’re also easy to make and won’t take you hours slaving over a hot stove to whip up.