Take advantage of summer berries for this 4th of July Fruit Platter that is the perfect dessert for a hot summer night. It’s simple to throw together, looks festive, and is not very heavy. It’s also a great make ahead dessert too!
4th of July Fruit Platter
I needed a quick and easy dessert for a recent potluck I attended. I was not feeling inspired, so I thought I would wonder the grocery store until I thought of something. Luckily, I left kids at home, because it took me a solid 30 minutes for me to come up with this 4th of July Fruit Platter.
The berries were on sale. They looked and smelled beautiful….and the angel food cake was sitting there begging for me to buy it. You know it’s my all time favorite, right? I know, I know, I should have made my own cake, but I really wanted this to be quick. So, I cheated and bought the pre-made cake at my store…it works in a pinch! They make it fresh!
Flag Fruit Tray
I can’t really call this flag fruit tray dessert a recipe, because I didn’t really cook anything. I used strawberries, blueberries, and angel food cake! Nothing else. YUM!!! I should have served a little dish of freshly made whipped cream on the side, but didn’t think about it until it was too late.
How to Make a Patriotic Berry Fruit Platter
- Use a 17×11 tray, I love this white tray I used.
- Use a rectangle bowl for the blueberries to give that section the right shape.
- Remember the American Flag has red stripes at the top and bottom. So plan accordingly.
- Alternate strawberries and cut up angel food cake to make the red and white stripes.
This is another easy dessert that the kids can put together! I love letting them help me, it makes them actually want to eat the different foods we make.
So there you have it! A beautiful and tasty Patriotic Berry & Cake Dessert Platter dish for all those patriotic holidays. It’s so easy though, that it would be an amazing side for any picnic, BBQ, potluck, or family dinner! In the summer….there really is nothing better than fresh berries!
4th of July Recipes
4th of July Fruit Platter
Take advantage of summer berries for this 4th of July Fruit Platter that is the perfect dessert for a hot summer night. It's simple to throw together, looks festive, and is not very heavy. It's also a great make ahead dessert too!
- 2 pints strawberries
- 1 pint blueberries
- 1 large angel food cake
Wash and dry berries. Chop strawberries in half and cut cake into 1x2 inch cubes.
Place blueberries in a rectangle bowl in the top left corner of an 11x17 platter. Alternate layers of strawberries and cake in straight lines across the rest of the platter to create the stripes.
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