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Fruit Kabobs in a Pineapple

Fruit Kabobs in a Pineapple

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Queue some mellow Hawaiian tunes and pass the Kahlua pork!

These fruit kabobs in a pineapple are a great option anytime you want to serve fruit in a fresh, fun new way.   One of the more popular dishes at our last luau, your guests will love it.   Use a wide variety of fruit, in a festive range of colors including:





Kiwl or Honey Dew Melon

Mandarin Oranges

And it couldn’t be easier.  Start by cutting off the tops of your strawberries, like this.

Fruit Kabobs in a Pineapple

Next, cut your fruit into 1 inch bite-size pieces and place in bowls.  Then slice off the bottom of a pineapple so it will stand upright solidly, like this.

Fruit Kabobs in a Pineapple

Finally, simply thread your fruit onto the skewers and insert into the pineapple at an angle all around the pineapple in 4 rows.   I made this pineapple with 12 skewers for an Eclipse party we recently held.

It tastes every bit as great as it looks.

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Fruit Kabobs in a Pineapple
Fruit Kabobs in a Pineapple
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

An recipe.

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 24 servings
Author: Betsy Edwards
  • 1 pineapple (for the center piece, not for the kabob pieces)
  • 24 wooden skewers
  • 24 pieces watermelon
  • 48 strawberries (Note: Get 3 pounds. Each pound of strawberries = about 18 strawberries)
  • 24 pieces cantaloupe (1 cantaloupe)
  • 24 pieces mandarin oranges (1 can or small jar)
  • 24 pieces pineapple (1 whole pineapple will yield about 6 slices with 6 pieces per slice to total 36 pieces)
  • 24 slices kiwi fruit or 24 pieces honeydew melon (About 6 slices per kiwi, so get 4 kiwi)
  1. Cut the bottom off the pineapple so it sits flat on a plate.
  2. Cut the fruit into 1-inch, or bite-size, chunks.  Trim the leaves off the strawberries, but do not core them.

  3. If using wooden or bamboo skewers, make sure all the splinters are off of them by rolling two together in your hands, or rub them over each other, as if you are sharpening a knife.
  4. Skewer the fruit on the skewers, alternating fruit types and colors on each stick.

  5. Make sure to insert the skewers into the pineapple angled up, so the fruit don't slip off the end.

  1. Pineapple Kabobs can be made earlier in the day for serving the same day.  For best results, I would not make them the day prior




  1. Salwa

    Hi , so i empty the same pineapple for the skewers ?
    Or do i use two pineapples one for skewers and one for the centre piece ?

    • Betsy Edwards

      Hi Salwa,
      Use 2 pineapples. One for the skewers and 1 for the center piece.

  2. Rita Cole

    I love your pineapple kabobs. I am planning and outdoor event with about 20-10 top tables, I want to put a pineapple kabobs one on each table, I know I need 10-12 kabobs per pineapple.
    What fruit and how many do you think I need to give it nice look. The event is April 20th

    • Betsy Edwards

      Hi Rita, sorry for the delayed response! I like to use: mandarine oranges in a jar (no prep required), whole strawberries, rinsed and tops sliced off (quick prep), kiwi for color (prep required, but I only use 1 per skewer), cantaloupe, watermelon and pineapple chunks (some prep, but not a lot). All of those will hold up well for about 24 hours.


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