Cutting naturally red and white fruits into star shapes to pair on skewers with blueberries makes a fun, patriotic fruit dessert you can feel good about eating and serving to your kids. This red, white and blue fruit "salad" will be a hit at summer barbecues, especially for the Fourth of July. Source:, June 2018

Carolyn Casner


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Instructions Checklist
  • Stand each apple vertically on a cutting board. Cut two 1/2-inch-thick slices on either side of the core. Discard the slice with the core. Use a 3-inch star cookie cutter to cut out 12 stars from the apple slices (save scraps for another use, see Tip). Place the apple stars in a shallow dish and add orange juice; soak for 10 minutes (this will help keep the apples from browning).

  • Meanwhile, cut watermelon into 1/2-inch-thick slices; use the cookie cutter to cut 24 watermelon stars (save scraps for another use, see Tip).

  • Alternate 2 watermelon stars, 1 apple star and 6 blueberries on each of 12 skewers.


To make ahead: Refrigerate kebabs for up to 2 hours.

Equipment: Twelve 10-or 12-inch wood or metal skewers, 3-inch star-shaped cookie cutter

Tip: Don't throw away the fruit scraps after cutting out the stars! Use the extra pieces to make fruit salad, a smoothie or even applesauce.

Nutrition Facts

52 calories; 0.2 g total fat; 1 mg sodium. 134 mg potassium; 13.5 g carbohydrates; 1.8 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 0.6 g protein; 361 IU vitamin a iu; 9 mg vitamin c; 4 mcg folate; 8 mg calcium; 9 mg magnesium;