Red White & Blue Fruit Skewers

This year’s 4th of July celebration is a bit last minute so I’m planing to keep the menu simple. Simple isn’t always an easy task for me because I may have a slight tendency to overdo things…but I’m reminding myself that the simpler I can keep it, the more time I’ll have with my guests and the less time I’ll spend in the kitchen. No brainer!

I really do love food in its natural state so I plan to serve up some fresh fruit from the market as one of our healthy appetizer options. Since we’re repping red white and blue for the 4th of July, I’m sticking with a festive color scheme in America matching hues. No alterations necessary and I can move the fruit directly from packaging to serving dishes in seconds.

Red White & Blueberries | Posh Little Designs

The fruit already looks gorgeous on it’s own, but displaying it in cute little dishes will make it look even more fabulous. You can even cut your fruit into shapes as I did using my star cutter and skewer them for a fun holiday touch. Hmm..I may just have to do this simple thing more often!

Red White & Blueberries

Red White & Blueberries | Posh Little Designs

Ingredients/Supplies

This fruit display is versatile so pick which ones you enjoy the most. I chose jicama because of its white color, but it’s quite starchy and almost potato like. Consider pears, or apples as an alternative.

2 cups raspberries -rinsed

1 half jicama peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds

2 cups blueberries -rinsed

fresh lime wedge

Mini star cookie cutter

3 glass dishes for display

Metal skewers or toothpicks

Instructions

Squeeze lime juice over jicama and cut into mini star shapes using a cookie cutter, or cut into even matchstick slices, with a knife.

Red White & Blueberries | Posh Little Designs

Place rinsed and prepped fruit into individual dishes, and display in red white and blue order for your guests to enjoy!

Red White & Blueberries | Posh Little Designs

These can be made in advance and chilled in the fridge. Serve with skewers or attached to toothpicks as seen below for a quick and easy 1 bite appetizer.

Red White & Blueberries | Posh Little Designs

Fourth of July fresh, healthy and delicious.

Do you have fun plans for the holiday? If so, I’d love to hear them! Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday weekend.

Thanks for reading!

xo

This specific recipe for Red White and Blueberries was seen first on Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved. 2011-2014.

All Images are photographed and owned property of Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved 2014.

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Make – Prosecco Infused Fruit ~ Red, White & Blue

One of the must serve beverages at a posh celebration is sparkling wine/champagne! The bubbles, fizz and pop of the cork represent everything that a party should be. And since it’s available in all price ranges it’s affordable for any type of gathering. Pour it in your best flutes or pair it with your favorite mixer and you have a party on your hands in a matter of seconds. Or if you’re up to trying something new you can pair it with some festive fruit for the Fourth of July holiday happening in just a few short days.

Prosecco infused fruit

Prosecco is the Italian and less expensive alternative to champagne. The sparkling wine is sweet to taste and usually a bit on the dry side. It’s a classic in bellinis and goes well with all sorts of fruits, which is why I chose to use it for this recipe. La Marca happens to be one of my favorite brands of prosecco. It’s good quality and well priced. I picked watermelon, pear and blueberries to tie in the colors of the Independence Day holiday. Cut the fruit into star shapes using a mini star cookie cutter and finished them with handmade ribbon toothpick flags.

Fourth of July Fabulous.

Prosecco Infused Fruit

Prosecco Infused Fruit – Red White & Blue

The Prosecco paired with the watermelon, pear and blueberry is light, refreshing and the perfect celebratory bite and palate cleanser to serve between an appetizer and main course, or as an after dinner refreshment.

Serves 12

Ingredients/Supplies

1 bottle Prosecco/Sparkling Wine

1  half of a miniature watermelon sliced into 2 inch thick rounds

2 pears sliced into 2 inch thick pieces

12 blueberries (or 1 for each guest)

Fresh lemon juice

Mini star-shaped cookie cutter (optional…you can always cut them into even squares or rounds – use what you have on hand)

12 Appetizer spoons

12 toothpicks and red ribbon.

Instructions

Slice watermelon and pear into even pieces.

Squeeze fresh lemon juice over sliced pear to prevent browning.

Using your mini star cookie cutter begin cutting the fruit rounds into star shapes.

Place all cut fruit into a medium size bowl adding the blueberries last.

Pour champagne over top the fruit until fruit is fully submerged.

Place in fridge to chill and soak for 1 to 2 hours.

Prosecco infused fruit

Meanwhile and if you’re feeling crafty, you can prep the toothpick flags.

Toothpick Ribbon Flags

Cut ribbon into 4 inch straight line pieces.

Place the toothpick to the end of each piece of ribbon and tie, double-knotting until secure.

To add the pointed edge, simply cut a small triangle from the end of each piece of ribbon.

Set toothpick flags aside until fruit is ready to skewer.

Ribbon Toothpicks - DIY

Assembly

Once your fruit is fully infused (feel free to take a taste) it’s ready to be skewered.

Skewer the center of the blueberry first, followed by 1 piece of pear and one piece of watermelon.

Make sure your toothpick is not sticking out of the bottom of the watermelon otherwise your infused stacks will not stand up straight. None of the pick should be showing from the bottom.

Place each infused fruit stack onto a single serving appetizer spoon and finish by filling with a little extra Prosecco. A nice final note after the infused fruit has been eaten.

Repeat these steps and place in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

Prosecco Infused Fruit

Prosecco infused fruit

Prosecco Infused Fruit

Enjoy!

Posh little tip: To make these kid friendly or non alcoholic, simply serve them as skewers by soaking them in sparkling cider instead of sparkling wine.

Happy Fourth of July! I hope everyone has a safe and memorable one! Please do check back soon for more!

As always, I appreciate you reading.

xo

This concept and fruit skewer recipe is a Posh Little Designs original. Images are photographed and owned property of Posh Little Designs. All Rights Reserved 2013.