Fruit skewers

Fruit skewers

30 min
Fruit on a skewer makes for a great sweet treat! Brush with butter and lemon zest before grilling and serve with honey-flavoured light yoghurt.


  • Set the oven to 225°C.
  • Peel the bananas and melon. Cut the banana, melon and persimmon into pieces.
  • Layer the fruit on wooden skewers. Calculate two skewers per portion. Place the skewers in an oven-safe dish.
  • Mix butter and lemon zest. Brush the skewers with the butter, making sure to fully cover each fruit. Sprinkle with sugar.
  • Cook the skewers in the upper part of the oven for 8-10 minutes until they get a little colour. At the half-time mark turn once.
  • Serve with yogurt.

Fruit skewers

How do you keep fruit kebabs from turning brown?
Simply add a squeeze of lemon juice right after slicing. The acidity will help to prevent discolouration.
How do you display fruit on skewers?
Layered simply on a serving plate or using a watermelon half to create a porcupine-inspired display, these colourful skewers will be the star of the show. Adding them to a flower vase as a fruity bouquet will create an interesting centrepiece as well.
Can fruit skewers be made the night before?
Fresh fruit is best on the day it’s cut, so ideally you should make the skewers on the same day you plan to eat them. For fruits that are prone to browning (bananas, apples, pears, etc.) add a squeeze of lemon juice right after you make them to prevent discoloration as far as possible if you need to prepare them in advance. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and they should keep for a few hours, but they may still go brown if you keep them overnight.
What fruit is best for skewers?
While any fruit works well, firmer varieties like apples, pineapples, or peaches will hold better on a kebab. Don’t let this limit your creativity though, using firmer fruit to box in softer ones is a great workaround.


Honeydew melons
250 g
Sharon fruits (persimmon)
Green or red grapes
75 g
Zest of 1
Icing sugar
2 tsp
Yoghurt with honey
150 ml

A feel-good dessert for the whole family

Who doesn’t love a dessert that is colourful, easy to assemble and quick to make? These warm fruit skewers are the perfect addition to the breakfast table, barbeque buffet or after-dinner treat.

Fruit on skewers – a fun and easy party snack for kids

We all know the struggle of incorporating smaller snacks on our party menu. Enter the fruit skewer: a colourful and fun alternative that will be as popular as the cake table. Take it one step further with a do-it-yourself table: bowls of pre-cut fruit and blunt wooden skewers where the young ones can build their very own snack.

Different fruits you can use

Think of this as more of an idea as opposed to a strict recipe. Your combinations can be as classic (think apple, pear, or pineapple) or exotic (experiment with figs, mangoes or even watermelon) as you want.

Fruits to avoid when making fruit skewers

A general rule of thumb is to avoid overripe fruit, or anything that will be too soft to hold up on a skewer.