How to Make a Fruit Tray

Want to serve a fruit tray at your next gathering? Not sure how to swing it so that it looks pretty? No problem. Follow these easy tips to make pretty fruit platters with very little work.

Party season approaches! Passover, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, weddings, graduations, baby showers, not to mention the endless parade of summer barbecues – time to get on your game when it comes to dishes to serve at your next party or to contribute to the next potluck.

One of the easiest and most well-received party platters is the classic fruit tray. It's simple! It's fresh! It fits almost any diet!

If you haven't honed your fruit tray game, now is the time to sharpen your skills. Trust me, this is not hard. You can prepare Pinterest-worthy fruit trays in no time.

There are beautiful, fresh, and delicious fruit trays and there are sad, soggy, gooey messes. We're going for the former here.

What is the Best Fruit for a Fruit Tray?

The best fruit for a fruit tray is the fruit that's in season! By purchasing in-season fruit you not only maximize the quality, but you also take advantage of best pricing.

While many fruits are imported and therefore available year-round, you may find better flavour and pricing in season.

Consider these fruits for your tray, depending on season:

Can I Cut Fruit the Night Before?

Cutting fruit doesn't take much time, but it's nice to have it prepped in advance for quick breakfasts and when you're entertaining guests. Make-ahead always makes life easier!

Fresh fruit can be cut the night before and stored in a covered container in the refrigerator. Not sure how to cut it? Scroll down for tips on how to cut all kinds of fruit.

How Long Does a Fruit Tray Last in the Fridge?

A cut fruit tray should be good in the refrigerator for 1 to 3 days, depending on how ripe the fruit was at the beginning. If it starts to look a bit droopy, blend it up in a smoothie.

How do you make a Fruit Tray Affordable?

Depending on which fruits you choose, a simple fruit tray can be a pricey affair! Here are some of the strategies I use to make this dish more economical:

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