How to Cut Fruit for a Fruit Platter

Overview

Fruit platters can be a fresh, healthy contribution to a meal, party or picnic. Fruit is high in antioxidants, vitamins and fiber and is low in calories. To create a fruit platter, choose ripe, colorful fruit from your local grocery store, farmer's market or fruit stand. Choose fruits in a variety of colors. Try to choose fruits that can be exposed to air without browning easily, such as berries, pineapple and oranges. Cut the fruit in bite-sized pieces to make it easier for people to serve and eat with their fingers or utensils.

Step 1

Use a sharp knife to cut fruit into pieces that are roughly the same size. Aim for pieces that are about 1 to 2 inches in size. If fruit is on a rind, cut off the rind and dispose, then cut the fruit into pieces.

Step 2

Cut grapes, cherries, blueberries and other small, round fruit in half to reduce the risk of a choking hazard.

Step 3

Cut peaches, apricots and plums in half, remove the pit and then quarter the fruit.

Step 4

Peel kiwi and then quarter it, as many people do not care for the taste and texture of the rough exterior.

Step 5

Buy pineapple that is already peeled, washed and quartered. Otherwise, use a sharp knife in a downward motion to cut the exterior off of the fruit. Halve and then quarter the fruit to remove it from the core before cutting into smaller pieces.

Things You'll Need

  • Knife
  • Water
  • Paper towel
  • Platter

References

  • Diabetes Daily: How to Make a Fresh Fruit Platter
  • The Food Network: Fresh Fruit Platter
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