How to Make an Edible Fruit Arrangement


Why make the same old boring fruit salad for your get together when you can create a delectable fruit arrangement that is blooming with flavor. Not only will this edible fruit arrangement decorate your dinner table, but kids and adults alike will love snacking on the fruit. After learning the basics for putting together this arrangement, you will be able to create your own with various fruits of your choice.

Step 1

Cut a small watermelon in half lengthwise and scoop out the flesh from both halves with a melon baller. Place the fruit into a bowl and set aside. Place each watermelon half cut side down on separate platters. You can make two fruit arrangements, or, if you only need one, then only use one watermelon half, discarding the othe.

Step 2

Cut a cantaloupe in half and scoop out the flesh with the melon baller, placing the fruit into another bowl and set aside. Then cut up the pineapple by cutting off the skin and cutting into 1/2 to 1-inch slices; brush each slice with lemon juice to prevent browning. Cut out flower shapes from each slice using a flower-shaped cookie cutter.

Step 3

Assemble the fruit by placing the pineapple flowers on the wooden skewers; holding a flower upright, push one end of a skewer between two of the "petals" so the flower sits upright; repeat until all of the flowers are on skewers. Next alternately place four strawberries and three green grapes on a skewer; start with a strawberry stem side down, then a grape, a strawberry pointed side down, a grape, another strawberry stem side down, a grape and end with a strawberry pointed side down; repeat to make six skewers. The put together skewers with cantaloupe balls, red grapes, and watermelon balls alternating until the skewer is filled; make approximately four of these skewers.

Step 4

Finally assemble the fruit arrangement by pushing the skewers with the fruit into the watermelon half on the platter. If necessary use a metal skewer or the tip of a knife to make a hole for the skewer to go into. Add kale leaves around the base of the watermelon half covering the platter. Place in refrigerator if not serving immediately.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh fruit: pineapple, cantaloupe, watermelon, green & red grapes, strawberries
  • Wooden skewers
  • Melon baller
  • Flower-shaped cookie cutter
  • Kale leaves


  • Edible Fruit Centerpieces
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Amy Madtson has been writing primarily childbirth-related articles for 15 years. Her experience includes teaching childbirth education and providing labor assistance since 1993, and her goal is to educate women about their options during the childbearing years. Madston's writings have appeared in both online sources and local area publications.