I just can’t get over how much fun and festive this 4th of July Fruit Tray is!  Sometimes just taking things you normally would use and changing it up can make the biggest difference.  Who knew that using a star cookie cutter could turn your fruit tray into the most Festive 4th of July Fruit Tray ever?  Won’t this be the most fun {and patriotic} dessert at your celebration!  Add this 3 ingredient Cheesecake Fruit Dip and watch it disappear.  Keep scrolling to see how you can make one for yourself.

Patriotic Desserts: a Festive 4th of July Fruit Tray featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Summer holidays and fruit are the perfect combination, so it seems only natural to serve a fun fruit tray for the 4th of July.

I find that a lot of times people won’t prepare fruit for themselves but if you do it for them then it is the first thing to be eaten.  It is so refreshing on a warm day and even more delicious with this dip.

Keep all of the fruit in your color combination and you have the perfect addition to any celebration.  I can’t wait for you to try it!

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Patriotic Desserts: a Festive 4th of July Fruit Tray featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

How to make your Festive 4th of July Fruit Tray

When making a Festive 4th of July Fruit Tray it is important to start with colors you want to use.  In this case, I kept with the red, white {yellow} and blue color scheme.  

Once you have established the color of fruit you want to use it makes it simple to choose what kind of fruit to use on the tray.

5 Tips for Choosing Fruit on a Fruit Tray

  1. Decide how many different fruits you will include by how many people you are wanting to feed.  The more people, the more different kinds of fruit you will want to have because the tray will be larger.  But if you are only planning to feed a few people then I suggest keeping the amount of fruit you put on the tray to only a few.  
  2. Always include a variety of fruit.  Having a variety of fruit will give your guests choices and make the tray look really great.  I like to have a minimum of 2 different berries, a melon and 1 other fruit but there are so many options.  
  3. When choosing the fruit for your tray think about how they will look together.  I like to divide the fruit so that there is a section for everything.  But even a monochromatic selection of fruit can have a big impact.
  4. Chose fruit that can either be cut up into or is already in bite sized {2 bites tops} pieces.  Putting giant pieces of fruit on a fruit tray can make it seem unappealing.  People want to be able to dip and eat.
  5. Always make sure to select what is in season.  In the summer that is pretty simple but in the winter that can be a little trickier.  You don’t want to serve unripe fruit. 

Patriotic Desserts: a Festive 4th of July Fruit Tray featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Keeping everything in the red, white and blue color scheme is a great way to make a patriotic impact but cutting fruit into star shapes really finishes it off.

Always select fruit that is either a melon, pineapple {which I used in this case} or some kind of apple works great too {like I did with this salad}.  The fruit needs to be thick enough to hold the shape and sturdy enough to not fall apart.

A small star cookie cutter does the trick really easily.  I love the look that it gives this 4th of July Fruit Tray.  A side of Easy Cheesecake Fruit Dip and it is complete.

Patriotic Desserts: a Festive 4th of July Fruit Tray featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Can I Make this 4th of July Fruit Tray the Night Before Serving?

The best way to get a head start on a fruit tray is to prepare each individual fruit and store them in separate bags overnight.  

I would not assemble the fruit tray until a few hours ahead of time but having everything prepped ahead of time makes it really easy to pull together.

You can prepare this Easy Cheesecake Fruit Dip the night before and serve it with the fruit for a delicious addition.

Enjoy your weekend and a tray of fruit with friends and family!  Happy 4th of July!