turkey shaped fruit tray with pistachios, grapes, banana chips, and pear and carrots on round white platter on wood background

This post was originally published November 2014 and was updated in October 2019 with new photos and a video!

 

fruit platter in the shape of a turkey on a white serving tray

This is such a fun and healthy Thanksgiving appetizer – make a turkey shaped fruit platter! Use a pear for the body, baby carrots for the beak, wings, legs then add red and green grapes, pistachios, banana chips, and chocolate covered raisins. Plus there are so many other fruit and nut options listed!

turkey fruit platter with pear for the turkey’s body and carrots for the beak, wings, and legs

Ingredients to make a thanksgiving turkey shaped fruit tray

  • Serving tray or platter (I round a large white round platter)
  • half of a pear
  • 2 baby carrots
  • candy eye balls
  • pistachios
  • red grapes
  • green grapes
  • banana chips
  • chocolate covered raisins

Want more fruit & nut options?

Incorporate these fruits…

  • apple slices
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • kiwi slices
  • mandrain oranges
  • pineapple pieces
  • cantaloupe pieces
  • dried cherries

Or incorporate these nuts / other finger foods…

  • peanuts
  • almonds
  • pecans
  • walnuts
  • pretzels

step by step how to make turkey shaped fruit tray with pistachios, grapes, banana chips, and pear and carrots on round white platter on wood background

How to make a turkey thanksgiving fruit platter

  • Cut the pear in half and place in the center of a platter.
  • Cut out the beak, wings, and legs from baby carrots using a sharp knife.
  • Add the beak and wings to the pear using toothpicks. Place the turkey carrot legs at the bottom of the pear.
  • Use a dab of honey to secure the candy eye balls to the pear.
  • Arrange the pistachios around the pear.
  • Arrange red grapes.
  • Arrange green grapes.
  • Arrange banana chips.
  • Arrange red grapes.
  • Arrange chocolate covered raisins.
  • Arrange green grapes.
  • Fill in the rows with extra fruit / snacks so it looks fuller. Serve!

turkey shaped fruit tray with pistachios, grapes, banana chips, and pear and carrots on round white platter on wood background

More snacks to serve alongside your turkey fruit platter

Turkey Cheese Ball
Pretzel Turkey Centerpiece Treat
Vegetable Turkey Platter
Turkey Kiss Cookies

turkey shaped fruit tray with pistachios, grapes, banana chips, and pear and carrots on round white platter on wood background


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For a step-by-step of how to make this turkey fruit platter recipe, watch this short video:

Turkey Fruit Platter

Turkey Fruit Platter

Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This is such a fun and healthy Thanksgiving appetizer - make a turkey shaped fruit platter! Use a pear for the body, baby carrots for the beak, wings, legs then add red and green grapes, pistachios, banana chips, and chocolate covered raisins. Plus there are so many other fruit and nut options listed!

Ingredients

  • Serving tray or platter (I round a large white round platter)
  • half of a pear
  • 2 baby carrots
  • 2 candy eye balls
  • pistachios
  • red grapes
  • green grapes
  • banana chips
  • chocolate covered raisins

Instructions

  1. Cut the pear in half and place in the center of a platter.
  2. Cut out the beak, wings, and legs from baby carrots using a sharp knife.
  3. Add the beak and wings to the pear using toothpicks. Place the turkey carrot legs at the bottom of the pear. 
  4. Use a dab of honey to secure the candy eye balls to the pear. 
  5. Arrange the pistachios around the pear.
  6. Arrange red grapes.
  7. Arrange green grapes.
  8. Arrange banana chips.
  9. Arrange red grapes.
  10. Arrange chocolate covered raisins.
  11. Arrange green grapes.
  12. Fill in the rows with extra fruit / snacks to make it look fuller.  Serve! 

Notes

Want more fruit & nut options? Try these..

  • apple slices
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • kiwi slices
  • mandrain oranges
  • pineapple pieces
  • cantaloupe pieces
  • dried cherries
  • peanuts
  • almonds
  • pecans
  • walnuts
  • pretzels