Easy Thanksgiving Fruit Tray

A colorful and fun holiday appetizer! This Turkey Shaped Fruit Tray will be the most beautiful thing on display.


If you’re looking for a fun and easy appetizer to display for Thanksgiving, this is it! Kids are especially drawn to this “turkey” fruit tray.

My sister, Jennifer, brought this adorable fruit tray to our Thanksgiving get-together last year, and I couldn’t help but snap a few pics of this gorgeous little guy. We ended up saving the leftover fruit for breakfast the next day, so it worked out perfectly for our holiday gathering.

I’ll bet you could also make a beautiful turkey tray using a combination of different cheeses, meats, nuts, olives, and dried fruit!

So cute! Easy Turkey Fruit Tray for Thanksgiving. An easy fruit appetizer idea. Kids love it! Instrupix

We threw together the pear body last minute using carrots and a black food marker, but I’ve also seen this done with cheese and candy eyeballs.

Turkey Fruit Tray for Thanksgiving

A variety of colors from the rainbow looks the most stunning such as grapes, strawberries, kiwis, pineapple, blueberries, etc. Any type of fruit works beautifully as long as it doesn’t brown like bananas or sliced apples. 

Thanksgiving Table Display Idea: Turkey Fruit Tray! Such a fun and easy idea! How to make a turkey fruit platter. | Instrupix

Helpful Tips

  • Use fruit that doesn’t spoil or brown easily like red grapes, green grapes, strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, blueberries, raspberries and oranges. The brighter, the better!
  • We used carved up mini carrots to create the legs and nose on the pear (we used toothpicks to keep them in place), but you could also use cheddar cheese.
  • I believe we used a black food marker for the eyes, but candy eyes are even better! You could also use mini chocolate chips.
  • You will need a pretty large platter for the best results. I happened to have a round, disposable party platter that I bought for a few bucks from Party City the year before.
  • Get creative and add anything else you would like to the platter. Cheese cubes would go well with the fruit!

Turkey Fruit Tray for Thanksgiving. Such a cute and fun idea for a table display! | Instrupix

Don’t forget to pin and save for later! 🙂

Thanksgiving Idea: How to make a fun and easy fruit tray! Great for hosting a party! This turkey fruit platter appetizer is always a hit. It's a beautiful table display for parties and holiday gatherings! Kids love it. | Instrupix


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