Are you looking for healthy Easter dessert ideas that the kids will love? Our fruit platter is a quick and easy way to present fruit that will excite children as an Easter treat.
All you need is some fresh fruit, which you can tailor to your child's taste. Some small cutters to cut shapes into the fruit. And some sprinkles or chocolates to make cute face decorations.
Making this fruit platter is a great Easter activity for toddlers and preschoolers to get involved in, and it's a healthy treat too! Why not serve it up at the Easter breakfast table.
To get started, you will need to gather some supplies.
Fruit shape cutters
First, you will need to get some small fruit shape cutters; we got some from Amazon. The kids love these, and they are so easy to use to make perfect Easter shaped cutouts.
They are great for making fruit and vegetables more exciting for toddlers, and kids love to have shaped fruit in their packed lunches!
If you can't get hold of the fruit and vegetable cutters in time, you can use a sharp knife to cut the fruit into shapes yourself and let the kids decorate them.
We have used a large oval white plate to serve our fruit platter as an Easter dessert for all the kids to help themselves, also best suited this way on the Easter party table. You can use any size or shape plate you have. Or make single portions adapted to each person's favourite fruit.
Use your children's favourite fruit; you don't have to make shapes out of every fruit on the platter!
We used sliced apple, pear, kiwi and halved some grapes and blueberries as the base ingredients for the fruit platter.
Top tip! If serving pear or apples, cut them first and allow them to soak in soda water or lemonade to prevent them from turning brown whilst you chop the other ingredients.
Sliced Kiwi fruits look like Easter eggs anyway!
We then started creating the shaped fruits.
Fruits suitable for cutters
The following fruits are better suited for cutting fruit shapes due to the larger surface area of the slices than smaller fruits.
Melons are the perfect fruit for making shapes using cutters as they can be cut into large slices and hold their shape well.
You can use watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe or snowball melon, and there are plenty of others you can use depending on what's available at the supermarket.
Cut all the melons into ½ inch slices. Use a spoon to scoop out the melon seeds.
Cut the top and bottom of the pineapple, then cut away the skin. Now cut into 1cm - ½ inch slices from top to bottom until you reach the core. Then cut the other side.
How to use Fruit Cutters
Once you have your fruit sliced, it's time to use the fruit cutters to cut out fun shapes. Using mini cutters, cut the fruit into bunny, chick, heart and flower shapes. Or if you have other cutters.
These are the vegetable and fruit cutters we used from Amazon; there is a wide selection of different shapes you can use. They come with a removable grip which is great for younger children.
Make Easter bunny shapes, perfect used with a snowball melon because of its white flesh. Alternatively, a honeydew melon makes good bunnies instead.
We used two different size hearts with the watermelon and snowball melon; you can cut smaller hearts out of the big heart and use the two different colour melons for a great effect.
We used two sized flower cutters as with the hearts and used two different colour melons.
Carrot and Chick cutter
We used this mini fruit cutter to make Easter chicks out of the pineapple; then, we squished the metal to make it slimmer to make carrots in the canteloupe melon.
If you cut close enough to the skin of the cantaloupe melon, you can even give the carrots a green top!
If you don't have any mini cutters on hand, no worries - you can also use a knife to cut out simple shapes. Be sure to save any leftover fruit and eat it still! Don't let it go to waste!
Fruit Platter Presentation
When you have all of your fruit cut out, it's time to assemble your platter. Begin by placing the non-shaped pieces of fruit on the bottom and the edges of the platter.
Then add in some flowers and hearts.
Now finish with the Easter shapes on the top.
Use the blueberries to fill in any empty spaces.
Easter Fruit Face Ideas
Give your fruit shapes some character by adding eyes and mouths using some cake decorations, sprinkles, chocolates, icing or sweets to use for eyes and mouths.
We used chocolate cake decoration balls and sprinkles for eyes and mouths and some mini chocolate beans; orange one chopped in half for the chicks beak and pink ones into quarters for the rabbit's nose.
Get creative and make faces on the easter fruit with whatever you like to suit any dietary needs you or your guests may have?
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Fruit Platter - Easter Dessert or Breakfast Ideas
Suitable for using with Fruit Cutters
- 1 Watermelon
- 1 Cantaloupe Melon
- 1 Snowball Melon or Honeydew
- 1 Pineapple
Additional Fruit to build up Platter
- 1 Apple sliced
- 1 Pear sliced
- 1 Kiwi
- 200 ml Soda Water or Lemonade
- 150 g Blueberries
- 150 g Red Grapes halved
Decorating Faces Optional - If making Vegan or Dairy Free make sure to use suitable ingredients
- Cut up apples and pears first (if using) soak them in soda water or lemonade to prevent them from turning brown whilst your prepare other fruits. Cut grapes in half. Cut kiwi into 1cm slices.1 Apple, 1 Pear, 1 Kiwi, 150 g Red Grapes, 200 ml Soda Water or Lemonade
- Cut all the melons into ½ inch slices1 Cantaloupe Melon, 1 Snowball Melon, 1 Watermelon
- With the seeded melons remove the seeds when you reach them, then continue slicing.
- Use the fruit cutters to cut out Easter shapes into the melons.White bunnies in the snowball melon.Flowers and hearts in the watermelon
- Carrots and flowers in the cantaloupe melon.
- Cut the top and bottom of the pineapple then cut away the skin. Now cut into ½ inch slices from top to bottom until you reach the core. Then cut the other side.1 Pineapple
- Again cut shapes into the pineapple. We created chicks here.
- Time to make up the Fruit Platter. Start with the non-shaped fruit at the bottom. Then add some flower and heart melon shapes
- Then add the Easter bunnies, chicks and carrots! Use blueberries to fill in spaces150 g Blueberries
- Next add some cute faces to the fruit shapes to give them some character. Use any ingredients suitable to your dietary needs.Chocolate, sprinkles, sweets or icing are a few ideas you can use.Sprinkles, Chocolate, Sweets, Icing
- All done and ready to serve.
- Enjoy your healthy Easter breakfast or dessert.
How to store fruit platter
Cover with cling film and refrigerate until ready to serve to prevent the fruit from spoiling.
It can be made ahead and stored in the fridge the day ahead. But I recommended not decorating the faces until ready to serve.
If you have any leftover fruit, cover and return to the fridge within 1 ½ hours and eat within two days of chopping the fruit.
More Easter Recipes
Are you looking for more Easter recipe ideas? We have a fantastic recipe to make iced Easter biscuits, a fun activity with the kids making cute little lambs, chicks, bunnies, easter eggs and butterfly cut our biscuits and decorating them with icing.
Or we have if you want another no-bake recipe for Easter, try our chocolate cornflake cakes, which can be made into nest shapes and filled with mini eggs!
Or try our Hot Cross Buns, a fantastic Easter breakfast idea or Easter brunch recipe.
We hope you and your children enjoy our Fruit Platter Easter dessert ideas as much as our kids do!