blueberries, raspberries, grapes, pineapple and strawberries on a white platter

Sassy Fruit Platter

Is there anything more beautiful than a sassy fruit platter? This presentation is especially pretty since it has a mini carved watermelon on the side. How cute is that?

Serving a carved fruit platter at your next event will definitely bring oohs and ahhhs from the crowd.

How to Carve a Mini Watermelon

To carve a mini watermelon, the most important tool you’ll need is a handy dandy melon carver. (ad) This little gadget has helped me get through lots of weddings, showers, and bridal teas in style.

To begin, carve a mini watermelon and scoop the pulp out of the middle on both sides with the melon carver. (ad) It may look hard, but it’s as simple as using a knife. You just insert the carver into the middle of the melon and cut in a circular pattern until you meet on the other side. It’s a snap!

Arranging the Fruit

The watermelon serves the base to display the rest of the fruit. Arrange both halves of the watermelon on the side of a large platter. You can use any shape of platter, but round works really well. Tuck a few strawberries or grape clusters under the watermelon halves to prop them up.

Next, comes the fun part! Start by stuffing the holes in the watermelon with grapes. Let them cascade down the sides. Add strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and other fruit in sections until you come together in the middle. Click on the pics to get a closer look.

There’s really no right or wrong way to do it, so let your creative juices flow! This sassy fruit platter is beautiful no matter how it’s arranged, so be prepared for your guests to be amazed by your awesome creation.

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Sassy Fruit Platter

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 24 1x


Guests will be amazed by this sassy fruit platter that starts with a mini carved watermelon. 



  • 1 mini watermelon, use melon carver (ad) and remove pulp from middle
  • 16 oz. blueberries
  • 16 oz. blackberries
  • 16 oz. raspberries
  • 16 oz. strawberries
  • 16 oz. pineapple (optional)
  • 1 large bunch red seedless grapes
  • 1 large bunch green seedless grapes


  1. Place both halves of carved mini watermelon on round platter towards the edge.
  2. Tuck a few strawberries and grape clusters under watermelon to prop it up.
  3. Begin stuffing grapes in holes of carved watermelon, allowing them to cascade to the platter.
  4. Arrange other fruit as you wish, finishing in the middle.

  • Category: Desserts, Appetizers
  • Method: Hand
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: fruit platter, dessert, fresh fruit, appetizers, carved watermelon, carved fruit

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  1. Michelle


  2. Thanks for these tips on how to make a fruit platter. I’ve always wondered what tools I needed to carve a watermelon.

  3. Such a colorful dish-and healthy!

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