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.
Fresh fruit is my idea of a perfect dessert, but adding a decadent dip makes it more elegant and party-worthy! And since our Progressive Eats theme is kabobs, pairing a rainbow of skewered fruit with a white chocolate mascarpone dip was the perfect way to end our virtual meal.
Feel free to thread your favorite fruit, even interspersing squares of pound cake or marshmallows, but definitely make 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!
Fruit for Kabobs:
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 a fun, interactive dessert. A caramel dip or dark chocolate dip would also pair deliciously with these kabobs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Make Rainbow Skewers
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.
How to Display Rainbow Kabobs
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).
How far in advance can you make fruit skewers?
If you don’t use fruit that will oxidize, the skewers can be made up to 12 hours in advance. They taste best served cold.
Dessert for a Kebob Party
Kebabs are perfect party fare. Whether for Memorial Day, a grad party or a summer picnic, food on a stick is easy to eat and oh, so scrumptious! I concocted a similar dip when one of my children graduated from high school.
The fruit kebabs alone were perfect for those who wanted a lighter dessert, and the dreamy white chocolate dip was ideal for the party-goers who preferred a more sinful treat!
And just in time for all the summer gatherings, we’ve compiled a kebab-fest with a variety of kebabs, bread, sides, and desserts. Scroll down to check out our menu—and click on the links to find each enticing recipe.
Menu for a Kabob Party:
- Galouti Kebabs from Spice Roots
- Salad Kebabs from Miss in the Kitchen
- Hoisin Glazed Chicken Kebabs from Healthy Delicious
- Grilled Vegetable Shish Kebabs from Mother Would Know
- How to Cook Perfect Steak Kabobs from Barbara Bakes
- Salmon Kebabs from Stetted
- Feta Chicken Kabobs
- Honey Chicken Kabobs
- Grilled Steak Kabobs
- Naan – A Traditional Indian Flatbread from Creative Culinary
- Basmati Rice with Apples, Dried Cranberries & Almonds from The Heritage Cook
- Paneer Biryani with Cucumber Raita and Mint Chutney from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Strawberry-Rose Kulfi with Pistachios from Pastry Chef Online
- Fruit Kebabs with White Chocolate Mascarpone Dip from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
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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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Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. This month’s theme is a Kebab Fest and is hosted by Anshie Dhar who blogs at Spiceroots. Join us and make something unique and delicious!
If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats, a theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out.
We have a core group of 12 bloggers, but we will always need substitutes and if there is enough interest would consider additional groups. To see our upcoming themes and how you can participate, please check out the schedule at Creative Culinary or contact Barb for more information.