Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Rainbow Fruit Skewers for Wedding Hors D'oeuvres Reception Party

So today I did a practice run to estimate how much of each fruit would be needed for 100 fruit kebabs for Kim and Jeff's Big Day.

You will need a pack of 8 inch bamboo skewers ($3.95 free ship on Amazon)

Tell me these aren't gorgeous. :)
Here's the breakdown
  • Purple Grape - 1 lb
  • Blue Berries - 1 pint
  • Green Kiwi - 9 kiwis
  • Yellow Pineapple - 1 medium
  • Orange Cantaloupe - 1 small
  • Red Strawberries - 4 lbs

  • Chill all fruit thoroughly. The cantaloupe and pineapple should be chilled overnight. 
  • Before food prep, wash and sanitize hands.
  • Prep each fruit in turn, returning to chiller as soon as prepared. 
    • Pick grapes off stems. Rinse.
    • Rinse blueberries
    • Peel kiwi. Cut into half lengthwise, then into another six cubes. 1 kiwi = 12 cubes
    • Cut skin off pineapple. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
    • Cut skin off cantaloupe. Cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
    • Cut the tops off strawberries. Leave a uniform 3/4 inch from tip to end, for each strawberry.
  • Assemble the skewers. Do this quickly, returning to chiller as soon as completed. 
  • Keep covered and chilled till service time. And serve on a platter sat on ice to keep cold. 

Alternatives for Colors
  • Purple - blackberries
  • Green - grapes
  • Yellow - mango
  • Orange - orange!
  • Red - watermelon, raspberries

What do you think? What other fruit would you use? What about fruit shapes? I love hearing from you!

xo Gracie 

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