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Take advantage of summer berries for this 4th of July Fruit Platter that is the perfect keto 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.
Flag Fruit Tray
I can’t really call this flag fruit tray dessert a recipe. It’s simply 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
- 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.
Use whatever kind of Angel Food Cake fits your diet. Buy a store bought one, make a gluten free one, or make my Keto Angel Food Cake. It's very versatile.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
Alternative Recipe Ideas:
You can definitely change this up. Use whatever angel food cake fits your diet (homemade, boxed, store bought, gluten free, keto). Do what works for you. Also, change up the fruit…you could easily use blackberries instead of blueberries and raspberries instead of strawberries.
Originally posted: 5/31/12 Updated 7/4/23