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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.

Grape Leather

Grape Leather

Grape Leather

Instead of giving your kids packaged fruit snacks, offer them fruit leather! This nutritious treat keeps in a sealed bag at room temperature for one month.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Poached Pears with Cheddar

Poached Pears with Cheddar

Poached Pears with Cheddar

This elegant hors d'oeuvre combines fruit, cheese and bread. I make it often during the Christmas season. You can experiment with different types of cheese.—Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Strawberries with Chocolate Cream Filling

Strawberries with Chocolate Cream Filling

Strawberries with Chocolate Cream Filling

Just a sweet little something to top off any meal and make it special. These party-pretty bites are as easy to make as they are delicious. Try the strawberries as a refreshing fruit appetizer, too. —Lisa Huff, Wilton, Connecticut
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So Very Berry Brie

So Very Berry Brie

So Very Berry Brie

I needed to make something quick for a wine and cheese party, and had a bounty of berries on hand. My creation went great with all the wines and looked so much more impressive than the other plain cheeses! —Kristin Larson-Jantzi, Newton, Kansas

Quick Fruit Compot

Quick Fruit Compot

Quick Fruit Compot

My mother used to make this recipe when I was a child. My four kids always ate more fruit when I dressed it up this way. -Maxine Otis Hobson, Montana

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

Quick Caramel Apple Dip

This four-ingredient caramel dip is so simple and yummy. People always want to know how long I slaved over the stove to prepare it and are amazed to find that I made it in the microwave. When large marshmallows aren’t on hand, I substitute 2 cups of mini marshmallows instead. –Becky Heiner, West Valley City, Utah

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

Our Test Kitchen staff, many of whom are busy young mothers themselves, came up with this fresh and fruity, summer snack idea. It's easy to make ahead and carry to the ballpark, beach or playing field, and the cinnamon-spiced yogurt dip adds that special touch kids love.

Cake and Fruit Kabobs

Cake and Fruit Kabobs

Cake and Fruit Kabobs

"I've served these fun kabobs at many parties," says Robin Spires of Tampa, Florida. "You can use any combination of fruits you like, depending on what's in season. The thick chocolate sauce has just the right hint of orange."

Citrus-Glazed Fruit Kabobs

Citrus-Glazed Fruit Kabobs

Citrus-Glazed Fruit Kabobs

What could be sweeter, simpler and more perfect for alfresco dining than grilled fresh seasonal fruit? —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

Apple 'n' Pear Kabobs

Apple 'n' Pear Kabobs

Apple 'n' Pear Kabobs

Instead of a fruit platter, serve these fun kabobs from Robin Boynton of Harbor Beach, Michigan. Drizzled with a yummy, warm butter pecan sauce, these treats will pretty up your party spread.

Carnival Caramel Apples

Carnival Caramel Apples

Carnival Caramel Apples

With four kids (one child whose birthday is November 1), we celebrate Halloween in style around our house. These caramel apples are a tried-and-true favorite year after year. —Gail Prather, Bethel, Minnesota
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