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The Best Ever Fruit Kabobs with Delicious Fruit Dip

Fruity Skewers of Delicious Ripe Fruit with the Best Creamiest, sweet, tangy,  DELIGHTFUL DIP you EVER tasted! EASY and takes only minutes to put together! Try The Best Ever Fruit Kabobs with Delicious Fruit Dip Today!

We LOVE to serve these fruit skewers with a breakfast or light dinner and it works perfectly with pork loinbreakfast casserole, fried potatoes and onions and southern sweet tea!

white bowl of fruit dip with strawberries and a spoon

Why This Recipe Works

  • Fast
  • Easy 
  • Tasty
  • Nothing Goes Together Better than Cheesecake Flavor and fruit kabobs !
  • Great Way to Get Kids To Eat More Fruit!

Here’s How It’s Done

STEP 1. Place all of the ingredients for the dip together in the bowl of a stand mixer.

ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer for fruit dip

 

STEP 2. Mix on high for a minute or two and then refrigerate until ready for use. 

small bowl of fruit dip with larger empty bowl of mixer

STEP 3. Cut up the fruit you will use and place onto skewers. 

cutting board with cut up pineapple on it

STEP 5. Serve your  fruit kabobs  and Enjoy!

bowl of strawberries and plate of fruit skewers with dip in a bowl

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I Make Fruit Skewers the Day Before?

Yes! Absolutely, it holds up GREAT for a day or so! You can either, prepare the fruit and then wait to put on skewers the day of OR go ahead and put the fruit on the kabobs and then CAREFULLY lay them on a platter until time for your party. 

PRO TIP:  Cover well with plastic wrap and do NOT put any red fruit on top of pineapple (it tends to drip and stain the pineapple pink)

Do You Soak Skewers for Fruit Kabob? 

For this recipe, we are not grilling the fruit kabobs, so NO you do not need to soak the skewers. However, if you plan to grill the fruit (which probably tastes pretty good), then yes, you will want to soak the skewers in water before using to cut down on charring. 

How Do You Make Fruit Skewers Stand Up? 

Fruit skewers need a little help standing up! There are several ways to do this…

  1. You can put the fruit skewers into a sturdy round base (like a heavy cup). Be careful of tipping. You can see this in my photos. 
  2. Try sticking the skewers down into florists foam covered with colored plastic wrap. 
  3. The best way? I think that is to cut your fruit from half a cantaloupe or watermelon rind, turn the rind over, poke or drill holes the size of your skewers and then use those holes to hold your skewers.

How Do You Make a fruit kabobs ?

To Make a Fruit Kebab, simple cut fruit into bite sized pieces and the slide them onto a skewer. You can mix and match fruit or you can put a single type of fruit on one skewer! Get Creative and ENJOY! 

Where Do I Find Skewers?

We use the skewers that you can find in the grocery store in the grilling section. They are about 10″ long and have a sharp end and a blunt end. Usually made from bamboo. If you are going to be making skewers often, then you might benefit from purchasing stainless steel sticks. 

What Fruits Work Well For fruit kabobs

We like our favorite fruits that are more sturdy and holds up to the skewer better and yet doesn’t discolor! 

Try these fresh fruit…

  • Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Blueberries

Avoid Because of Discoloring:

  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Banana 
  • Peach

These will probably fall apart: 

  • Blackberry
  • Raspberry

PRO TIP:  If you MUST use a fruit that discolors easily, mix up 2 Tbs of lemon juice and 2 Tbs water, dip the fruit in this mix and then use. This helps prevent discoloration

Tips and Tricks for Fruit Skewers and Fruit Dip

  • Cut the fruit pieces into even size pieces.
  • If you plan to grill the fruit, put like fruits on the same skewer together.
  • Put about 4-5 pieces on a bamboo skewers together and allow room at one end for holding it.
  • If you prefer a yogurt dipping sauce, try add a few spoonfuls of yogurt to the mix
  • Here’s some great info about how long you can keep fruit out!

PRO TIP:  If you need to save this fruit dip for a few hours or overnight, add 3 Tbs of sour cream to the whipped cream mixture and mix well, this prevents it from slumping. 

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Fruit Kabobs with Delicious Fruit Dip

This is a simple fruit dip that is exceptionally delicious!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: recipe for a fruit dip, fruit dip, delicious fruit dip, easy fruit dip, how do you make fruit dip, fruit dip for a party
Prep Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

For Fruit Skewers

  • Bite size pieces of cantaloupe pineapple and strawberries

For Fruit Dip

  • 1 block of cream cheese – at room temp
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 1 lemon - zest and juice
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pineapple juice

Instructions

  • For the skewers - Slide the pieces of cut fruit onto the 8” skewers in an alternating pattern and set aside. (do this right before you plan to serve – fruit starts to look ugly after it has been cut and is sitting for a while). (The dip, however, you can make the day before and it keeps beautifully overnight in the fridge).
  • In a stand mixer bowl (or in a large kitchen bowl in which you can easily use a hand mixer), mix together the softened cream cheese and the powdered sugar and a medium speed (watch out for flying powdered sugar when you turn the mixer on – start at a slower speed and then speed up).
  • Add in the whipping cream and whip together until soft peaks form. Add the zest and juice of one lemon and mix well. Add both extracts and salt. Mix. Add in pineapple juice a small amount at the time until your desired consistency is achieved.

Notes

  • Cut the fruit into even size pieces.
  • If you plan to grill the fruit, put like fruits on the same skewer together.
  • Put about 4-5 pieces on a skewer together and allow room at one end for holding it.
PRO TIP:  If you need to save this fruit dip for a few hours or overnight, add 3 Tbs of sour cream to the whipped cream mixture and mix well, this prevents it from slumping. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Fruit Kabobs with Delicious Fruit Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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***This post originally appeared on Loaves and Dishes on June 1, 2015 and has been updated with new photos, step by steps, frequently asked questions, recipe card info, video, nutrition information and equipment info

 

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Cindy

Thursday 7th of June 2018

In your recipe there is no mention of lemon. I am a little confused lol do you add IF you want a lemon taste or should it be used in the recipe for delicious dip???

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 7th of June 2018

Hi Cindy,

Add the lemon just after the whipping cream. It doesn't make the dip taste lemony so much as it just gives it that boost of acidity to balance the fat. I hope you give it a try!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 7th of June 2018

Cindy. Let me check and I'll get right back with you

Moxie

Friday 2nd of February 2018

yum!

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