Fourth of July Dessert: Fruit Pops

4th of July Dessert: Fruit Pops ~  Cuteness on a stick! Skip the  fruit bowl and grab some cookie cutters and striped straws for a fun Fourth of July dessert.

4th of July  Dessert: Fruit Pops

4th of July Fruit Pops

Remember these vodka spike stuffed strawberries from last year? Fun, right?  I wanted to keep the fruit theme going this year. This time I skipped the alcohol but you can certainly keep it by soaking the apple portion. I don’t recommend soaking the watermelon as it would become too mushy for this fruit-on-a-stick idea.

No recipe. Just a fun idea I wanted to share for a red, white and blue 4th of July dessert. Enjoy!

A few notes:

  • To make these, I used watermelon, apples and blueberries.
  • To keep the apples from browning, lightly brush them with lime or lemon juice. I prefer limes for the flavor and that they seem less tart.
  • Cut watermelon and apple pieces to thickness of the cookie cutter, then place cookie cutter on top of slices and push straight down. Place one fruit inside of another and finish with a blueberry in the middle.
  • Push the straw through all three pieces of fruit to keep it everything in place. If you have trouble pushing a paper straw through the apple portion, use a plastic straw first to create a pathway and then replace with the paper straw. Popsicle sticks will work as well.
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75 Responses to “Fourth of July Dessert: Fruit Pops”

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    Maris(In Good Taste) — June 26, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    These are fabulous!

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    Jessica — June 26, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

    You are the queen of cute! These are ADORABLE.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 27, 2011 @ 12:58 am

    These are beyond cute! Love them so much!!

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    Deborah aka FairlyOddMother — June 27, 2011 @ 5:06 am

    Very clever indeed! Thanks again for sharing!

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    Beth @ Hungry Happenings — June 27, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    This is an amazingly clever idea. So simple, so fresh, so beautiful. Love it!

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    Brooke (Baking with Basil) — June 27, 2011 @ 1:35 pm

    How cute are those!! Perfect snack for a 4th party!

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    Sherri — June 27, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    This is so crafty and fun! Love it!

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    Maria — June 27, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    So fun!

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    Susan — June 27, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    Love! What an awesome visual!

    How do you get such a delicate papery straw through the apple?

    Was the fruit stable or was it sort of hanging on by a thread on the stick?

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    • Naomi replied: — June 27th, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

      Hi Susan,

      The fruit is stable. You need to push the straw all the way through until it pierces the blueberry.

      The paper straw goes through just fine. If you have a some trouble with your paper straw, try it first with a hardy plastic straw.

      Thanks for asking. I’m adding this to the note section.

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    Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — June 27, 2011 @ 5:33 pm

    Such a fun, clever idea. Perfect for the 4th.

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    Susan — June 27, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

    Thanks for the response, Naomi. I think maybe I’ll add it to my 4th of July round-up on Friday. Will send you the link if I do (I always link-back to the original and give full credit, of course).

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    Deborah — June 27, 2011 @ 7:51 pm

    These are seriously some of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!

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    Kristen — June 27, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    So cute!

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    Carolyn — June 27, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

    These are adorable. I love the stripey straw.

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    Monday — June 28, 2011 @ 1:38 am

    Such useful idea.Love it.Thanks for sharing

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — June 28, 2011 @ 1:55 am

    What a fun idea! I bet kids would love to help make these too.

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    Kim — June 28, 2011 @ 3:16 am

    Awwww… these are gorgeous!!! How does Cole like them????

    [K]

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    Iris — June 28, 2011 @ 4:55 am

    Looks like a perfect project for the kids. Thanks for sharing :)

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    Samantha — June 28, 2011 @ 6:01 am

    So fun!!! I love the way you styled them with the straw instead of just a popsicle stick.

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    Shea M. — June 28, 2011 @ 1:29 pm

    SO glad I’ve started my way back to my blog-peeps. I missed your gorgeous photos! Where did you get those straws?

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    Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets — June 28, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

    Such a fun idea for July 4th — love it!

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    meaghan (the decorated cookie) — June 29, 2011 @ 12:48 pm

    Perfection!! I love these. I posted a link on edible crafts at craft gossip :)

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    Krista@BudgetGourmetMom — June 29, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

    That is the most adorable idea!

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    Eliana — June 30, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    Could not look cuter or tastier!

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    Heidi H. — July 1, 2011 @ 12:49 am

    These are totally cute! If you soak your apples for a few minutes (I do about 10) in any lemon lime soda like sprite or 7 up they will not brown….and much less tart than lemon or lime juice!

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    • Naomi replied: — July 1st, 2011 @ 1:26 am

      Heidi-Great suggestions! Thanks so much for sharing. I can’t wait to try that.

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    Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate — June 26, 2013 @ 5:22 am

    Hi, Naomi! I’m stopping by to let you know that I featured your fun, adorable, and delicious Fruit Pops on my blog today: http://www.chattingoverchocolate.com/2013/06/lets-have-pinteresting-4th-of-july.html … Thanks so much for sharing! Have a terrific 4th!!

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    Taylor — June 26, 2013 @ 6:52 am

    Are you using two different cookie cutters? And for the watermelon stars how are you getting rid of the access watermelon either on the outside or middle after using the cookie cutter

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    Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas — June 29, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Love it! I added you to my RW&B recipe round up, with a link back to your site for the recipe, of course. If that’s not OK, please let me know! Thanks!!

    http://abcsandgardenpeas.com/2013/06/29/dye-free-red-white-and-blue-recipes/

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    Jennifer — June 29, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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    Leah — July 2, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    How do you get the apple star shape to fit inside the watermelon? Same with the blueberry?

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    • Naomi Robinson replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 7:35 am

      Leah – You need to a star cookie setter with nesting sizes. I used Wilton’s, available at Michael’s craft store for less than $5. The center blueberry is cut out used the large round end of a pastry tip.

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    Virginia Williams — July 4, 2013 @ 5:20 am

    Where did u find the adorable straws? Cute idea!! Love it!!

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    Pop Chef — July 26, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    Thanks for the tips. The lime juice seems to really keep the apple looking fresh even in the open air. Nice post.

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