Fruit Football (Football-Shaped Fruit Plate)

by Dorothy Reinhold on January 21, 2018

Print This Post Print This Post A Fruit Football will be the healthiest, most delicious component of the football fare at the game-day party. Make yours with your favorite fruits.

Fruit Footballs are just about the most fun, healthy plate you can bring to a Super Bowl party.

Or should I call them Fruit Foodballs? Never mind me; I just like to play with words. And food.

Let’s play with our plate today, by gathering up football-colored fruits and arranging them into the shape of a football on a large platter.

Make a Fruit Football on ShockinglyDelicious.comI guarantee if you show up at the door with this beauty…

Show up at the party with a Fruit Football on…you will be welcomed heartily! You can be sure everyone else will bring the chips, chili and chicken wings. The pigs in blankets, pizza and pico de gallo are covered. The snack stadium, spinach dip and sliders will be present, never fear.

You just do your delicious duty and show up with the fruit football. Everyone will remember it next year, and you’ll be asked to repeat it.

Everyone will cheer, I promise you!

Here’s what I used For this plate

  • Fresh cherries
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Fresh red grapes
  • Medjool dates
  • Smoked almonds
  • Mozzarella cheese stick for the laces

Ingredients for Fruit Football on ShockinglyDelicious.comThat’s it! You can sub out any fruit you don’t like, and sub in any you do like, although I have to say the color requirement put a limitation on it for me. There are plenty of winter fruits (apples, Asian pears) that I might have liked to include, but wasn’t sure I could pull it off due to their white-inside color.

How to make a Fruit Football on

Fruit Football (Football-Shaped Fruit Plate)

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 6-20, depending on size of football.

Fruit Football (Football-Shaped Fruit Plate)

A Fruit Football will be the healthy, delicious component of the football fare at the game-day party. Make yours with your favorite fruits.


  • Fresh cherries
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Fresh red grapes
  • Medjool dates
  • Smoked almonds
  • Mozzarella cheese stick


  1. Get out your largest platter.
  2. Arrange cherries, blackberries, and red grapes into a football shape. Using a kitchen shears, snip date in half lengthwise, discard pit, and arrange dates on the plate to fill in the white space. Finish with smoked almonds. I like to place like fruits in a stripe or in a grouping, so it makes sense to people what it is.
  3. Slice the mozzarella stick vertically to make the long lace, and then cut a few smaller strips for the crosswise laces.
  4. Touchdown!
  5. Serves 6-20, depending on the size of the platter and how high you pile the fruits.


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Karlynn January 26, 2018 at 7:06 am

What a fun way to get my kiddos to eat their fruit! Perfect for Sunday 🙂


Demeter January 26, 2018 at 5:36 am

I am loving all of your football shaped ideas! Such a fun way to celebrate the big game!!


Dorothy Reinhold January 26, 2018 at 6:19 am

Thank you! I got into a groove…and now I think I need an intervention. 🙂


Kimberly January 25, 2018 at 11:47 pm

Groovy! And it’s great to have some healthy snack options for game day!


Jen January 25, 2018 at 10:18 pm

Loving the fruit idea to take a break from all of the heavier dips!


Dorothy Reinhold January 25, 2018 at 10:19 pm

Exactly right! It serves a great purpose when everything else is so caloric.


Sabrina January 25, 2018 at 8:08 pm

Such a great presentation for game day!


Dorothy Reinhold January 25, 2018 at 10:13 pm

Thank you!


Jessica | Novice Chef January 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm

This would be a great addition to our super bowl party!


Paula - bell'alimento January 25, 2018 at 4:23 pm

It’s nice to have a fresh option with all the apps!


Debra C. January 21, 2018 at 4:28 pm

All of these fruits look so tasty and so many great football eats! You do like to play with your food, huh?!! Love all the deliciousness you’ve shared!!


Dorothy Reinhold January 22, 2018 at 5:38 am

Having some fun with food is one of life’s pleasures, right?


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