These cute kabobs combine layers of watermelon, pineapple and tropical-flavored yogurt whipped cream.
During the summer months, many of us opt for the lighter, fresher taste of fruit for dessert. Fruit is beautiful all by itself. It's bright and colorful when tossed in a bowl. But sometimes you want something more festive for dessert, and these Mini Watermelon and Pineapple Kabobs are just that. They're simple to make, yet look impressive. They'll make a great addition to a summer brunch wedding, a birthday party, or a backyard picnic!
Each cake consists of layers of watermelon and pineapple decorated with a tropical fruit whip, which is made from Yoplait™ 100 Tropical Fruit Yogurt, a little bit of cream cheese and some whipped topping. These treats are light, refreshing and delicately sweet.
For each little kabob, you'll need two round slices of watermelon. It's best to cut 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick slices of the watermelon to make your circles.
You'll also need one round slice of pineapple for each cake. Cut 1/2 inch thick slices from opposite sides of a cored pineapple. Use a 2-inch round biscuit cutter to cut circles out of the fruit. You'll get 4 circles out of one pineapple cut this way.
To make the tropical fruit whip, beat the yogurt, cream cheese, and whipped topping together until light and fluffy. Pour into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.
Set a circle of watermelon on your cutting board. Insert a wooden skewer in the center. Pipe some of the tropical fruit whip on top of each watermelon circle, around the skewer. Insert a slice of pineapple onto the skewer and lower it down so that it just touches the top of the fruit whip. Pipe some fruit whip around the top of the pineapple, then add a slice of watermelon on top.
For the finishing touch, pipe fruit whip on top of the watermelon.
Top with a raspberry and serve!
Beth happily spends her days creating fun food and handmade chocolate and enjoys sharing step-by-step tutorials with her readers on her blog Hungry Happenings. Be sure to check out her profile to see all the other festive foods she's made for Tablespoon.com.