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Fruit Football (Football-Shaped Fruit Plate)

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 ShockinglyDelicious.com…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

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 ShockinglyDelicious.com

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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