Healthy Fruit Christmas Tree Platter Tutorial
November 8, 2019
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Healthy Fruit Christmas Tree Platter Tutorial

Interested in trying a fruit Christmas tree this holiday season? It's a great healthy party food option that not only tastes great, but looks awesome on your holiday table! Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas inspiration is all about healthy Christmas foods and you know I love starting out with fruit and making healthy food fun for kids and adults. A fruit platter will please just about everyone, except maybe your Keto friends. But they might still pick off the raspberries! {we won't tell!}

Follow along this simple tutorial that anyone can do. I promise. Nothing fancy.

Healthy party tray Fruit Christmas tree

Fresh Fruit Ingredients 

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Fresh fruit ingredients for healthy Christmas platter

You won't need much to create this awesome holiday party fruit platter:

  • Large white tray {white shows off the fruit best}
  • Kiwi fruits, ripe but not too soft
  • Green grapes, cut in half longways
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Apple
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Mini star cookie cutter
  • Great knife

Design Fruit Christmas Tree Boughs

Kiwi boughs on fruit Christmas platter

Start your fruit Christmas tree out right with a great cinnamon stick trunk. 3 of them lined up worked great but it'll depend on the size of your sticks. I picked mine up with the bagged Mexican spices. They are so affordable. Then peel and slice your kiwis, cutting each round in half to create lots of semi-circles.

Then start arranging them in different levels. Think of a tree with a wide base and narrow top.

Kiwi boughs on fruit Christmas tree

Depending on the size of your platter you can copy this spacing for a well proportioned Christmas Tree. Make sure to leave space between the rows for our next step.

  • Rows 1 & 2: 4 pieces
  • Rows 3 & 4: 3 pieces
  • Row 5 & 6: 2 pieces
  • Top row: 2 pieces to form a point

Add Grapes in Between

Grape and kiwi boughs for fruit Christmas tree

Using the spaces you left between the kiwi rows, add your grapes you've already cut in half longways and fill in the width to match each row.

Grape and kiwi boughs for fruit Christmas tree

Add grapes until all spaces are filled and your tree is taking shape.

Place a Second Layer of Kiwi

Second layer of kiwi to add dimension to fruit Christmas tree

Now go through and place kiwi slices OVER the grapes you just added. Why? Because it gives your tree a nice 3 dimensional look while adding another fruit selection.

Choose Fruit Lights and Ornaments

Bowls of berries and pomegranate on tray

For Christmas lights and ornaments for your fruit tree pick up some berries and a pomegranate. The pomegranate seeds make the perfect lights and blueberries are nice ornaments.

Space Berries Evenly

Berry ornaments on fruit Christmas tree

You COULD just sprinkle them on randomly and call it a day. BUT your fruit Christmas tree really will look a whole lot better if you take the time to place each one. The blueberries fit nicely in the lower levels with the pomegranate seeds on the top.

Cut Apple Stars

Cutting Apple stars with mini cookie cutter

A Christmas tree isn't complete without the star on top. To create one you can buy a Starfruit or, if that's hard to find {because it often is} cut a couple of slices across the top of an apple. Using a mini star cookie cutter cut as many stars as you can from each slice of apple. Making sure to have the red skin visible on ONE of them.

* Soak in lemon juice and water mixture prior to placing if you are concerned with browning.*

Apple star ornaments on fruit Christmas tree

Add the apple stars in the lower sections with the blueberries, making sure there's a blueberry between each.

Place the Star on Top

Finished fruit Christmas tree on white party platter

I love the contrast of the red star on top with the white stars on the rest of the tree. Use your raspberries to pile up on the bottom as gifts and YOU ARE DONE! Aren't you so proud!? You should be, cause it looks awesome!

Set Your Party Table

Fruit and cookie trays on Christmas party table

You don't need a lot of extra decor on your buffet table when the food is this cute but a little greenery and a well placed wood slice go a long way.

Fruit Christmas tree, thumbprint cookies, and veggie snowman on table

We even used a wreath to display our veggie snowman! I hope you love this Fruit Christmas Tree recipe as much as we do and that you get lots of oohs and ahhs. But mostly I just hope that your guests are grateful for more fruits and veggies. Keep it up and you might just be known as the neighborhood “healthy hostess”.  You're welcome!

Shoot me an email at hello{at}partieswithacause{dot}com or tag us on Facebook and Instagram @partieswithacause. We want to see how you celebrate as a “healthy hostess”!

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Healthy Holiday platter DIY fruit Christmas tree

Want More Healthy Holiday Recipes? 

Healthy Waldorf Salad with Grapes and Greek Yogurt from Jordan's Easy Entertaining

Easy Caramelized Pears with Cinnamon Ice Cream from BellaGrey Designs

Easy caramelized pears with cinnamon ice cream


If you are just joining us, welcome! Here’s what you missed:

  1. DIY Christmas Ornament: Golden Snitch Ornament DIY
  2. Christmas Cookie Recipe: Grandma’s Thumbprint Cookies
  3. DIY Christmas Home Decor: Buffalo Plaid Christmas Coffee Table Tray
  4. Savory Christmas Recipe: Cranberry Brie Tart Easy Holiday Appetizer Recipe
  5. Hot Cocoa Bar: Gingerbread Themed Christmas Hot Chocolate Bar
  6. Gift Ideas: Toilet Paper Snowman Neighbor Gift

Until tomorrow my friend!


  1. Susan

    This is such a great and healthy ideas for the holidays

  2. Susan

    This is such a great and healthy idea for the holidays

    • Brianna Adams

      It’s nice to have something festive and healthy during this time of year! Thank you so much. I love playing with my food.

  3. Jackie

    Saving this one for next year! Your instructions look easy to follow and the kids will love this festive treat!

    • Brianna Adams

      Once you cut all the kiwis it’s quite easy to put together. I hope you do try it and that they love it as much as we did!

    • Brianna Adams

      You are so welcome! I hope it helps and that people enjoy it as much as we did.

  4. Beth, Fun to Eat Fruit

    I love the way you think! Healthy options for your holiday guests is so important!

    • Brianna Adams

      It really is! In a time of year where we are inundated with sugar it’s nice to have a healthier but still tasty option.

  5. Natalie Mayhew

    I just love this idea, so creative and fun! I bet everyone loved it!

    • Brianna Adams

      It was a hit! Thank you. Just make sure you get your kiwis early enough to ripen so you don’t have a crunchy tree! I had to look at several stores to get ripe ones.

  6. Lori

    I love this pretty and healthy option!! So cute!!

  7. Sarina Kinnunen

    I love this clever idea!! Healthy snacks are so nice to have for the holidays!

    • Brianna Adams

      Even though everyone loves the sweets, it’s really nice to get a break from Christmas cookies while still being festive. Thank you.


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