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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!
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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.
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
Michelle S says
Beyond scrumptious! This is a very nice light treat/alternative to heavy holiday food!
Love it! I think instead of the cake, I will use Redi-Whip for dipping! Thanks for the easy last minute presentation idea!!
I LOVE the Ready-Whip idea!
Pauline Stacey says
The foods looks so colorful. Red, white and black are perfect color combination. It makes the foods yummier.
They look so colorful. I think it should be my escapade!
Maggie @ Snag A Bargain says
I am so making this for my mom’s 4th of July party. Thanks so much for such a great idea.
That looks scrumptious! I will have to do this sometime!
Love the variation you used :o)
Thanks for linking!
Stacey of Embracing Change
It looks delicious, would make it this weekend.
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Miz Helen says
What a great presentation for your Patriotic Berry and Cake Dessert Platter, it looks awesome!
Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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Run DMT says
so simple and creative! I love it and totally pinning it.
I would love for you to link up and share your Patriotic Treat at my Friday Food Fight. Hope to see you in the ring!
This is definitely a great idea. Thanks!
Mickey Coutts says
Love it! That tray is perfect. I need one. 🙂
LOVE this – how creative! PInned it too 🙂
That is so cute! I’m going to steal this idea for the next pot luck I attend if that’s okay with you.
Of course! That’s why I shared with y’all. Just please credit me if you write about it. 🙂
Cecile Pryor says
What a great idea! Pinning it!
Ashley S says
This looks so yummy. Yeah for summer!~
Francisca Park says
Beautiful…looks so, yummy.