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Patriotic Fruit Bites & Salad

Patriotic Fruit Bites & Salad

I am so excited for this holiday weekend coming up.  We’ve been doing research on where the best place is for kid friendly parades, activities and fireworks. 

My husband is pretty sure he’ll be doing house projects all weekend.  However, I’m of the opinion that those can wait.  That we should take advantage of the beautiful weather and fun outdoor activities and make a few memories with our children. 

I guess come Saturday morning we’ll see who wins that discussion, however if I were you, I’d bet on me. 

This week has been a crazy busy one full of baking and cooking and quite frankly I wouldn’t mind a day off.  I say we grab some festival food and keep me out of the kitchen. 

This week alone, on top of the regular dinners, I’ve made cheesecake, rice krispy treats, peanut butter cookies and cupcakes.  Plus two kinds of lemonade and these tasty fruit patriotic fruit bites and salad. 

These patriotic fruit bites came to be because my husband, at the last minute, informed me that we were to bring a side dish to a get together at a friends house. 

As I stood in my kitchen trying to figure out what we could take aside from potato chips, I saw a nice new ripe watermelon that I had just purchased sitting on the counter.  Right next to a bowl of pears.  Add those with the blueberries in the fridge and I had a very simple and easy Red, White, & Blue, Patriotic appetizer & side dish.

Patriotic Fruit Bites & Salad

Easy Peasy!  My first thought was a quick and easy fruit salad.  But then as I was cutting up the fruit, I decided that patriotic fruit bites would be super simple and tasty too! 

So it was a done deal.  Two ways to use fresh tasty fruit.  An easy appetizer for a gathering or a quick toss together fruit salad for your barbecue!

This literally takes minutes to toss together, has all the right colors and tastes great!

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Patriotic Fruit Bites & Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups watermelon, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 4 pears, ripe, peeled and chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar {optional}

Instructions

  1. BITES:
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  3. Layer watermelon, pear & blueberries with a toothpick down the center.
  4. Serve immediately or if preparing ahead of time, place in a casserole dish then move to a serving platter when time to serve (as watermelon will lose some of it's water while it sits)
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  6. SALAD:
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  8. In a serving bowl, mix all fruit & powdered sugar.
  9. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready.
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  11. NOTE: Powdered sugar is not required as the fruit is already naturally sweet. I've found thought hat the powdered sugar helps meld the flavors better than without. However it is not required.
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Originally published: July 3, 2015

Republished: July 3, 2017

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