How to Turn a Christmas Fruit Platter Into a Festive Holiday Wreath
Dec 11, 2023
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Serve your Christmas fruit platter in an enticing new way as a holiday wreath. With a few simple ingredients — and no cooking involved! — simply slice, arrange, and serve. You’ll love this quick and beautiful presentation of your fruit appetizer at your next Holiday party.
‘Tis the season for red and green, especially when it comes to our recipes.
And this year, we decided to dress up our Christmas fruit platter by arranging it into a festive holiday wreath. Complete with fresh, sliced kiwi and tart pomegranate arils finished with a twist of citrus.
Holiday wreath is sponsored by Trinity Fruit Company.
It’s the perfect color combo for the holidays and it’s made with completely whole ingredients from the produce aisle.
You’re sure to wow your guests with this fancy and festive fruit platter.
Let’s dig in!
It’s Like a Fruit Platter, but Better!
Fruit platters are great because they’re easy to put together, delicious, and oh-so-healthy. You’ll love this Christmas-themed fruit platter because it…
- Only requires four ingredients
- Is ready in 15 minutes
- Captures the holiday joy
- Doubles as a centerpiece
Not to mention, it’s kid-friendly, affordable, and creative!
You can even make this a few hours ahead of time to tide your guests over while you finish up the rest of your Christmas dinner recipes.
Let’s make sure you have the ingredients.
Ingredients for Your Christmas Fruit Platter
Three fruits and one herb are all you need to turn your Christmas fruit platter into a fancy and festive holiday wreath. You know we love good quality produce to make sure that your holiday recipes not only look decadent but also bring joy to your taste buds.
Here’s what you’ll need.
Sweet, refreshing, and slightly acidic, kiwis are the star of your holiday wreath. Their vibrant color and unique flavor make this recipe visually appealing and extra yummy. You only need four kiwis to create the circular base of your wreath, and they are easy to peel and slice. In fact, kiwis are a great fruit to start with when letting your age-appropriate kids practice their knife skills. They’re soft enough, so you don’t need a sharp blade.
We used Buddy’s kiwifruit for this recipe because they are always fresh, with just the right firmness, and full of tingly flavor.
Related: 5 Reasons to Eat Kiwi
Before you say you don’t want to mess with getting pomegranate arils out of the center of the fruit, hear me out. What if you didn’t have to?
That’s right! Juicy Gems® make adding arils to your holiday recipes easy with their ready-to-eat, fresh pomegranate arils. Grab the 4.4-ounce container for your Christmas fruit platter and sprinkle them around your holiday wreath.
No cutting, no banging, no mess.
It’s that simple.
Look for your fresh arils in the produce aisle to add holiday charm to your wreath platter and to enhance other festive recipes.
Navel oranges don’t have seeds and are naturally sweet and juicy in comparison to other oranges. It’s almost always a good idea to add citrus to a recipe with pomegranate and kiwis to bring out their natural flavors. It adds a bright sweetness as the perfect end to each bite of your Christmas fruit platter.
We’re using the orange peel to add a decorative bow to the top our wreath to tie it all together at the end. Feel free to use leftover segments of your oranges as decor for the rest of your wreath to add some extra color, or squeeze some of the juice to enhance and blend the flavors together.
Be sure to get the oranges with the navel on the top for extra sweetness.
Related: 5 Ways to Cut a Navel Orange
Fresh herbs are always a positive addition to any recipe, including sweet fruits. Dill delicately adds the wreath-like texture you imagine when you think of a traditional holiday wreath on your door. Its fresh, citrus flavor pairs well with the kiwi, pomegranate arils, and oranges on your Christmas fruit platter.
One bunch of fresh dill is enough to create the circle of your wreath and it’s easy on the pocket during the holiday season. Look for dainty, grass-like dill in the produce aisle by the herbs. It’s key in bringing the whole wreath to life.
How To Make A Christmas Wreath With Fruit
Step 1: Arrange your dill sprigs into a large circle on a square or circular serving platter. Make it as full or as thin of a circle as you’d like.
Step 2: Use a knife to cut off both ends of the kiwi. Then, insert a spoon between the flesh and the skin and move it around in a circle until the flesh separates from the skin. Use a knife to slice the kiwi into rounds.
Place the kiwi rounds on top of the dill, with the ends slightly overlapping until a circle is formed.
Step 3: Open the container of pomegranate arils and sprinkle them evenly around the wreath.
Step 4: Use your knife to cut “corners” on the top of your orange to make the shape of a bow and place it at the top or bottom of the wreath.
Optional: Place the leftover orange segments around the Christmas fruit platter as decor.
Step 5: Serve to your holiday guests.
How to Select Kiwis
The best way to select your kiwis is by feel. Gently press the skin of the kiwi with your thumb. If it’s hard, the kiwi isn’t ripe yet. If the flesh has a slight give from the pressure, your kiwi is perfect to use in your holiday wreath fruit platter. Be sure that the skin doesn’t have any blemishes or bruises as well. Remember to get four for this holiday recipe.
How to Store Your Christmas Fruit Platter
You can store your holiday wreath in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days or freeze it for up to six months. Plate it as a smaller wreath when you’re ready to eat or add it to smoothies, yogurt, and ice cream for a fresh snack.
Why We Love Trinity Fruit Company
We’ve partnered with Trinity Fruit Company because of their passion for growing all of their fruits sustainably. They have a zero-waste policy, which means they use every part of their fruit and fruit by-products so that nothing gets thrown away. The earth works hard to grow beautiful, flavorful produce for us, and they want to make sure that hard work doesn’t go to waste.
Trinity Fruit Company is also the parent company of Juicy Gems®. Their fresh pomegranate arils are available year-round and in various sizes and can be conveniently found in the produce department at your local grocery store.
Look for the Buddy’s brand kiwis when making your delicious Christmas fruit platter this holiday season.
Check out this alternate holiday wreath salad for another festive side at your holiday party.
Food Art: Holiday Wreath
- 4 Trinity Fruit Kiwis
- 4.4 oz Juicy Gems® Pomegranate Arils
- 2-3 navel oranges
- 1 bunch dill leaves
- Arrange dill leaves into a circle on a round or square serving platter.
- Peel and slice kiwi into rounds. Arrange the kiwis in a circle, just inside the dill leaves, with the edges slightly overlapping each other.
- Sprinkle the pomegranate arils on the kiwi rounds around the wreath.
- Peel the navel orange and use a knife to cut it into the shape of a bow and arrange it at the top or bottom of your wreath. Optional: Add the orange segments as decor around the platter if you'd like.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.