Turkey Fruit Platter: the effortless recipe for a funny, fruity Thanksgiving appetizer

Total time: 10 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist

This Turkey Fruit Platter is an easy and fun recipe to serve as an appetizer for kids. It’s fun, healthy, and also kid-friendly! You can use any fruits you have on hand, or ones you can easily find in a store near you. Use the fruits to create a “turkey shape”.

It’s fruity and flavorful and makes a great healthy alternative to heavy, rich desserts often served during Thanksgiving. You can serve it with your favorite dipping sauce too. You only need a few fruits, skewers, a pear, and a large serving platter! What are you waiting for? This will be the most fun (and easiest dessert) you’ve ever made for Thanksgiving! Have fun with it!


Tips For Making Thanksgiving Turkey Fruit Platter

Get creative with making the eyes, mouth, and legs of the turkey.

Use a pear for the body (if you can’t find pears, you can use apples too).Use small apple, banana, or pear pieces for the “eyes”. Use kiwi seeds as the pupil of the eye. You can also use plain small chocolate chips for the eyes.Use red peppers sliced into strips for the legs.

If you can’t find skewers (or don’t want to go through the hassle of threading the fruit on the skewer), you can also build the turkey shape on a flat patter, creating a tail without using the skewers.

Here are a few ideas of what to pack on your turkey fruit platter: apple slices, carrots, cucumber, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, kiwi slices, oranges, pineapple pieces, cantaloupe pieces, dried cherries, peanuts, almonds, pecans, walnuts, pretzels, chocolate chips.


How To Store Turkey Fruit Platter

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

16 oz

How To Make Turkey Fruit Platter

Put tangerines on the skewers.

Add bananas and strawberries.

Add pineapple, grapes and cranberry.

Stick fruit skewers in a halved pear.

Use extra fruit pieces to create eyes and a mouth.


If you want to make the Turkey Fruit Platter ahead of time, you can pack it, wrap it with plastic wrap, and store it in the fridge until you are ready to serve. You can make it even the night before.

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