Fruit Kabobs with White Chocolate Mascarpone Dip
Fruit Kabobs with White Chocolate Mascarpone Dip makes the perfect grand finale for a Kebab-fest or any summer gathering! I’ve teamed up with my Progressive Eats friends to bring you a delectable, kabob-themed meal!
These fruit kebabs (or kabobs) are super easy to put together and always impressive! A platter of rainbow fruit skewers is just calling you to dive in! Especially paired with white chocolate. They’re swoon-worthy!
Why This Recipe Works
- Fresh, seasonal dessert is a perfect summer dessert and this combination of fruit and a white chocolate dip is deceptively simple.
- You eat with your eyes and the vibrant colors are irresistible.
- A white chocolate dip gives a decadent touch for those who don’t want a healthy dessert.
- It’s highly adaptable! Add squares of pound cake, marshmallows, or other fruit.
Use the most flavorful fruit of the season. But remember that some fruit like apples, pears, and bananas will oxidize or brown when exposed to air. Either add these right before serving or look for other options.
I like using:
- Large, sturdy berries like strawberries, blackberries or plump blueberries
- Melon like canteloupe, watermelon, honeydew melon
- Seedless red or green grapes
- Bananas (add to the end of the skewer right before serving)
- Kiwi, mangoes, papaya
- Fresh cherries
- Citrus like orange or mandarin segments
- Adding a fruit dip, like my white chocolate mascarpone dip, make these skewers a fun, interactive dessert. A caramel dip or dark chocolate dip would also pair deliciously with these kabobs.
- Feel free to thread your favorite fruit, even interspersing squares of pound cake or marshmallows.
- If you thread the fruit in the same order for all the skewers, they look so nice lined up on a tray.
- Definitely serve with this splendid dip. Made with melted white chocolate, cream, mascarpone, and a splash of vanilla, it’s a piece of cake to throw together and even easier to make disappear!
- PRO-Tip: If you do use fruit that oxidizes (turns brown when exposed to air), dip them in Sprite or 7-up and the citric acid will slow the process. Or just add those fruits right before serving.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make rainbow kabobs or skewers, thread the fruit in the order the colors appear on the rainbow. Do you remember ROY-G-BIV from science class? Those letters stand for the colors of the rainbow: Red-Orange-Yellow-Green-Blue -Indigo (dark blue)-Violet.
I used a half strawberry, canteloupe cube, green grape, pineapple cube, a plump blueberry, blackberry, then a bing cherry.
I like piling them up on a white platter with all the skewers going in the same direction. You could also use a half a cantelope, cut side down, and insert all the skewers into the rind (you may need to use both halves).
If you don’t use fruit that will oxidize, like apples, bananas, pears, etc. the skewers can be made up to 12 hours in advance. They taste best served cold.
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- Cubed fruit, berries, cherries and grapes to skewer
- 6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 8 ounces mascarpone cheese
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Thread fruit onto wooden skewers. Place on serving platter.
- Put chopped white chocolate and ½ cup of the heavy cream into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 second increments, stopping and stirring till melted and smooth. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
- Whisk the other ½ cup of the cream with the mascarpone cream till smooth. Whisk in vanilla, then add cooled white chocolate.
- Serve dip with skewered fruit.
Use any combination of fruit you'd like. These do not need to incorporate every color of the rainbow.
Intersperse other ingredients like marshmallows or squares of pound cake.
Use caramel or chocolate sauce to dip, too.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g
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