Looking for a quick dish to put out for last minute guests or an eye catching platter for your next party? How about a fruit board but in the shape of a Holiday wreath. I adapted this idea from “Keep Calm Get Organized”. The idea was to use a foam wreath shape but I didn’t have any on hand. Instead I followed the pattern and designed my own wreath with fresh fruits in stock at the local grocer.
Ingredients: 2lb strawberries, a small pack of blueberries, 3lbs of green grapes, and 1 lb of fresh cherries.
Next “skewer” two to three green grapes on a toothpick and fill in every other gap between the strawberries.
Now if you are anything like me, seeing the wooden toothpicks on the platter will drive you nuts. Time to bring in the blueberries to fill in any gaps and holes you see. No certain amount but enough to make things look full.
Now for the final touches, adding red cherries every few strawberries gives the final “zhoosh” to the board.
You can always continue this pattern all the way in the middle but I left it empty to add in a fruit dip. One of my favorite happens to be a cinnamon marscapone dip from the book Platters & Boards.
Ingredients: 8 ounces of marscapone cheese, 1 teaspoon of almond (or vanilla extract), 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 3 tablespoons of whole milk, 2 tablespoons of honey (or maple syrup). Whisk it together and serve immediately or store in fridge to chill. Don’t be surprised when the dip disappears too.
What fruits would you like to use on your own holiday fruit board? I’d love to know! Be sure to follow my PINTEREST board for more holiday party ideas and inspiration.