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.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, June 2018
Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

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).

    Advertisement
  • 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.

Tips

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; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 13.5g 4% DV; dietary fiber 1.8g 7% DV; sugars 10.4g; fat 0.2g; saturated fatg; vitamin a iu 361.2IU 7% DV; vitamin c 8.9mg 15% DV; folate 4.4mcg 1% DV; calcium 8.1mg 1% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 9.2mg 3% DV; potassium 133.7mg 4% DV; sodium 1.2mg; thiaminmg 3% DV.