Last Minute Fresh Fruit Dessert Centerpiece

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Time flying by and guests will be arriving in a couple hours? Here’s a last minute fresh fruit dessert centerpiece that will absolutely make them smile.

As fast as you can, name your go to, no fail party dessert!

If you don’t have one then I have the perfect dessert for you. This one will always impress the guests.

Not only does it make a gorgeous centerpiece for your table, it can be used as a Birthday cake as well.

Plus it’s healthy!

Last Minute Fresh Fruit Dessert Centerpiece

Hang on now.

I don’t want to loose you on the healthy part.

Some desserts really can be sweet and tasty as well as good for our bodies and this is one of them.

I call her the Pretty Lady Fresh Fruit Cake.

Of course, I use the term cake loosely because I love cake and this dessert doesn’t come with any wheat or frosting.

Scores two points right there!

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to highly processed sugar ladened desserts, this Pretty Lady’s your gal!

How to Make Last Minute Fruit Dessert

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What you’ll need:

  • Fresh fruit (at least four different kinds) I used grapes, strawberries, apples, blueberries, Mandarin oranges and watermelon.
  • Whole  pineapple
  • Large Vertical Glass Container (mine was thrifted, but I found this one here, and this one here)
  • Large Bowl
  • Whipping cream (after it’s been served for those who want it)
  • Large Serving Spoon

The ingredients can be flexible. Use whatever is most popular at your house or whatever is in season.

Layout all those delicious fruits then cut them up into big bite sized pieces. Begin layering the fruits into your container one at a time.

When it’s full cut the top of your pineapple off and add it to the top of your Pretty Lady Cake.

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Fresh Fruit Dessert Birthday Cake

We made ours into a birthday cake for my Mom and she loved it.

It’s also a great dish to bring to a Labor Day or Memorial Day party.

When you’re ready to eat, remove the pineapple topping and empty all the fruit into a large bowl.

Or serve it from the large bowl layer by layer.

Serve in smaller bowls and add fresh whipped topping with honey if wanted.

I like it just with fruit plain, but  it’s delicious both ways.

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Are you serving it as a birthday and need a candle on top?

Take a strawberry and tuck it upside down among the pineapple topping.

Press the birthday candle into the strawberry and you have the cutest birthday cake!

Such a colorful dessert to enjoy!

Fresh Fruit Dessert Centerpiece TIP:

The key is to make sure when adding your fruits that you pay attention to the colors each fruit provides.

If you’re using bananas, you wouldn’t want to put them next to say, apples, because both fruits have similar colors when cut up.

You want to stagger same colors by adding a bright color like the red of strawberries between two similar colors.

Contrast delights the eye, and the rainbow effect the fresh fruit give is a crowd pleaser.

This is a great dessert to bring out when entertaining.

Perfect for parties or anytime you get together!

Is this a dessert you think your family and friends might enjoy?

xo maria

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4 Comments

  1. Jenna

    What a wow presentation! LOVE it, party worthy for sure!!

    Reply
    • Maria Kamara

      Thanks Jenna, it was so much fun to put together with the girls. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Aliya

    This looks so good Maria!!! Love it!!

    Reply
    • Maria Kamara

      Thanks Aliya! Perfect project with little ones. The girls and I put it together and they loved it.

      Reply

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