Breakfast/Brunch Fruit Platter (Summer Charcuterie Board)
This sweet breakfast/brunch fruit platter is the perfect summer charcuterie board for any brunch party or event.
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Making A Breakfast Fruit Platter
I absolutely love fresh fruit for breakfast. My fruit cravings are especially high in the summertime when so many delicious fruits are in season. A beautiful breakfast fruit platter is a staple for any breakfast get together.
If you are more of a brunch person, this DIY fruit tray doubles as a perfect brunch platter. Take your fruit presentation to the next level with this cute summer charcuterie board.
Brunch Charcuterie Board Essentials
To make a summer inspired fruit platter, there are a few essentials that you’ll need. This includes things like a large wooden charcuterie board or flat tray, flower shaped cookie cutters, an assortment of fruits, etc.
Our breakfast/brunch platter was inspired by a classic fruit parfait. We included items like greek yogurt, granola, shredded coconut, and honey.
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Best Fruit For A Fruit Platter
For this breakfast fruit platter, I used some of my favorite fruits that are in season during the summer. I also chose fruits that would pair well with yogurt:
Of course, you can add any fruit of your choice. For additional ideas of the best fruits for a fruit platter, here are some others we love:
Best Practices for Serving Fruit
Wash your fruit: Make sure your fruit has been washed thoroughly before serving. Guests don’t want to reach for a piece of fruit from a beautiful platter and find that it’s covered in dirt. Always clean your fresh fruit!
Add peeled fruits last: For fruits like apples, bananas, pears, and peaches, you may want to wait to peel them until right before serving. These fruits tend to turn brown when exposed to air. Rubbing a little lemon juice on them can prevent browning, but keep in mind that this may affect the flavor of the fruit if you add too much.
Fruit Platter Presentation Ideas & Tips
I always plan out my charcuterie boards and fruit platters before I begin assembling. These are a few techniques I use to make sure my fruit platter design turns out how I want it to:
Start with large items: I like to begin by placing the larger items that are in bowls, jars, or containers. In this case, that was my yogurt, granola, coconut, and honey. Scatter those items around the board/tray and then you can start filling in around them.
Think about colors: When selecting your fruit, plan for a variety of colors on your fruit tray. Contrasting colors can make your platter pop. Great color pairings that add contrast include red & green, blue & orange, and purple & yellow.
Try to space out your colors so that you don’t have all your fruit of the same color right next to each other. For example, if you have strawberries and raspberries on your breakfast fruit platter, try separating them with a different colored fruit like blueberries, kiwi, etc.
Add shapes and textures: An easy way to add shapes and textures to your brunch platter is the way you cut your fruit. Since I was making a summer charcuterie board, I used flower shaped cookie cutters to cut out pineapples and cantaloupe.
The kiwis were cut using a fun star-like cutting technique to make them more interesting and fun! On this brunch platter, I also added a mixture of diced fruit, whole berries, and halved berries for interest. Shredded coconut and granola added other elements of texture apart from the fruit!
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I can't wait to make this for Canada day at the cottage!!!
Andrea White says
this board is delicious! so perfect for breakfast and also to have pool side! love it!
The most beautiful fruit platter ever!!
beautiful platter. we made one for baby shower and everyone loved it
This post was so helpful! Made a beautiful breakfast platter for our Sunday breakfast today and everyone loved it
Such a great idea! I’ll definitely have a go at this some time!
My kids loved this! For some reason the shapes makes everything taste better to them.
Karissa Parrish says
These are such great ideas! And perfect for Summer eating outside!
Nicola Easterby says
this looks absolutely stunning!! great inspo!
This is so amazing! And I love how video-friendly this is - no matter if a vegan, gluten free person is coming to your brunch, anyone can find something here!
super pretty looking. great idea! i will make it for the weekend