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Fruit Appetizers

Looking for recipes for fruit appetizers? Taste of Home has the best fruit appetizer recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Fruit on a Stick

Fruit on a Stick

Fruit on a Stick

"In the summer, my family loves this fun finger food with its smooth, creamy dip," assures Springfield, Missouri field editor Faye Hintz.

Stuffed Apple Treats

Stuffed Apple Treats

Stuffed Apple Treats

With apple trees right in her own yard, it's no wonder Margaret Slocum of Ridgefield, Washington loves to pack these nutritious and tasty treats in her children's school lunches.

Caramel Apple Dessert

Caramel Apple Dessert

Caramel Apple Dessert

The whole family has fun dipping apple wedges into the caramel sauce and peanuts. Even our toddler gets in on the act!
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Sweet Liberty Fruit Wreath

Sweet Liberty Fruit Wreath

Sweet Liberty Fruit Wreath

Whether you craft it for a patriotic picnic or an everyday summer celebration, this colorful table topper will appetizingly round out the occasion. People positively eat it up! Our crafty kitchen experts first came up with the idea after spotting a plain foam wreath form. Rather than embellish it with dried flowers or ribbons, they decided to try fresh fruit instead. The process turned out to be so simple and so fast that they had time to add a savory centerpiece center—which doubles as a creamy dipping sauce. The final touch is a cinch, too. You simply top the sauce with strawberry stars you slice using mini cookie cutters.

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

Nothing tastes better at this time of year than a sweet-to-eat caramel apple! For our harvest fest, subscriber Karen Ann Bland of Gove, Kansas happily agreed to share her favorite recipe, including instructions on making caramel sauce. "That rich homemade flavor just can't be beat," she says.—Karen Ann Bland, Gove, Kansas

Orange Fruit Dip

Orange Fruit Dip

Orange Fruit Dip

Served with fresh fruit, this dip makes a delicious appetizer that won't spoil appetites.

Honey Fruit Cups

Honey Fruit Cups

Honey Fruit Cups

For a naturally sweet addition to your meal, combine your family's favorite fruits and top with a refreshing honey-yogurt sauce. It'll disappear fast!

Lo-Cal Apple Snack

Lo-Cal Apple Snack

Lo-Cal Apple Snack

"This quick snack is often requested as an office treat," reports Nancy Horan of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. "It's a simple and harvest-fresh way to serve autumn's best apples—kids also love it."

Strawberry Dip

Strawberry Dip

Strawberry Dip

Fresh and fruity, this versatile dip lends a hint of summertime to yuletide. It's light in taste and pretty in holiday pink.

Little Dippers

Little Dippers

Little Dippers

For a galaxy of good eating, pair this creamy dip with your favorite fruits cut into star shapes! We shaped apples, kiwifruit and strawberries with small cookie cutters (you could also use a knife). Melon, pears and bananas are other possibilities. If you find fresh starfruit in your supermarket, simply slice it.

Nutty Apple Wedges

Nutty Apple Wedges

Nutty Apple Wedges

A crunchy coating turns apples and peanut butter into a finger-licking after-school snack, shares Beatrice Richard of Posen, Michigan. "Even very young kinds will have a blast spreading peanut butter on the apple wedges and rolling them in cornflake crumbs," she jots.
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