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fruit kabobs
Holly
04/22/12
Putting together 250 fruit kabobs. How many melons, pineapple, strawberries do I need?
ellen
04/22/12
See the fruit tray page, it gives piece counts for different fruits, decide how many pieces you need of each and multiply, 2-3 skewers per person.
Amy
06/11/12
I need to make fruit kabobs for 100 people. How many do you recommend I make, and about how much fruit will I need?
ellen
06/11/12
Is this appetizer, dessert, or a side?
Amy
06/11/12
it's a side for a graduation party.
ellen
06/11/12
about 2 per person- 3-4 ounces (about 8 pieces) edible fruit. Use the fruit tray page for help with amounts- number of pieces per item.
sharon
03/26/13
Making fruit kabobs for 125 people how many melons,pineapple,strawerries and watermelons would I need?
ellen
03/27/13
The fruit tray page has pieces counts for these items. You want to make 2 skewers per person, using the count just above.
Therese
11/21/13
How far in advance can u make fruit kabobs. I am making them for wedding reception.
ellen
11/21/13
Day before if they are refrigerated and you don't put the berries on till day of. I suggest you make fruit trays (see the fruit tray page), with just a few kabobs for deco- looks fresher and MUCH less work.
Laurie
06/17/14
I am getting ready for a family wedding in my backyard, and am planning on doing "some" of the food. I plan on having fruit kabobs, and I wonder how many I will need. They will be the first item on the buffet, and I had thought of one each, but being the first item, people may take two. ??? But I am also having a very large and extensive cheese & cracker tray, Pasta salad, dinner rolls, a carving station with ham & turkey, and then some individual desserts. One would be enough I know with all the rest, but I am worried, being the first item, folks may just take two, so do I make 400, or 800 kabobs, or is there a happy medium?
ellen
06/17/14
Laurie, the happiest medium is to do fruit trays, using the fruit tray page, with just enough kabobs to decorate the display. Fruit kabobs are fiddly, very time consuming to make, they leave dangerous sharp sticks around, and they don't make very good leftovers because the fruit has been handled so much; also more likely to be contaminated, if made with ungloved hands.

Fruit trays keep better, look lovely, and except for the berries can be prepared the day ahead, and take less than half as much time to prepare. Use the fruit tray page and allow 6 "bites" as defined on that page, per person

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