Dry fruit platters are the best option for a healthy snack at any gathering, especially in winters. With so many dry fruit options, it is hard to decide which to serve. Therefore, it is best to design a beautiful platter of different dry fruits that will leave your guests amazed at your creativity and they can eat the ones they like.
What’s even better is that you won’t have to worry about dry fruits going bad when displayed in a tray, unlike the regular fruits that last only 2 to 3 hours in the open.
This article will help you decide how to arrange your platter. We have carefully selected 20 ideas that are easy to do at home and will make your dry fruits look great.
20 Ideas for Making a Dry Fruit Tray/Platter:
Dried fruits make a great additional snack for any party or event that you’re hosting. You can choose from a variety of dry fruits and arrange them in unique ways to leave your guests in awe of your creativity. You can add dry apples, apricots, pears, pineapples, cherries, mangoes, and even cranberries.
We have gathered 20 unique ways for you to arrange your dry fruit platter. Let’s get onto the list:
1. Circle Platter Dry Fruit:
If you’re looking to design your dry fruit platter in a simple yet decent way, this one’s for you. You start with the outer edges by adding dry fruit in a circle tray. Keep adding different dry fruits as layers for a colorful look.
2. Dry fruit platter with Bowls:
If you don’t like your dry fruits to be mixed while your guests are eating them, then this make at-home dry fruit platter is for you. You can buy little bowls and place them on a tray for each dry fruit. It is a simple and easy way of arranging dry fruit platter for your guests.
3. 7-part hexagon dry fruit tray:
These types of trays are available on Amazon and also in local stores. You can buy the one with 7 parts to arrange 7 different dry fruits in each part. It is a decent and easy way to make a dry fruit platter at home.
4. 4-Part Circle dry fruit platter:
4-part circle platter looks best with different dry fruits in each section. It gives a clean look and doesn’t create a mess due to partitions. You can get this on Amazon and in local stores around you.
5. Square Dry fruit arrangement in Rectangle Tray:
For this, you would need a rectangle-shaped tray and 6 different types of dry fruits and nuts. You can group them and arrange them in small 6 squares on the rectangle tray.
6. Flower-shaped tray with separators:
This beautiful dry fruit platter can be made on a flower-shaped tray with sections. They are available on Amazon and also can be found in nearby local shops. You can add plenty different dry fruits according to your liking for your guests in this platter.
7. Rectangle Dry Fruit Platter with Flower:
For this make at home dry fruit arrangement, you will need a square or rectangle-shaped tray. Start by adding dry fruits in rows split into 2. Add a dry fruit flower on top and further decorate it with leaves and nuts for a more elegant look.
8. Circle Tray Dry fruit arrangement with flower:
Circle tray dry fruit arrangement is perfect for any occasion. This can be arranged on any circle-shaped tray by layering two fourth of sides with dry fruit then piling some in the remaining part. Lastly, arrange a flower on top using different dry fruits and further decorate it with nuts and leaves.
9. Heart-shaped Dry Fruit tray:
This heart-shaped dry fruit tray arrangement will leave your guests in awe of your creativity. You can purchase this tray on amazon or local stores around you. Start by adding dry fruit layers from the borders then move to the middle. You can even make a dry fruit border in on corner of the heart for a more sophisticated look.
10. 5-way split Circle platter for dry fruits:
This elegant 5-way split circle platter is perfect for your next party. You can arrange different dry fruits in a neat manner. Look for this tray in nearby local stores or on amazon.
11. Square platter arrangement with flower, corners and Parallel arrangement:
This square-shaped tray arrangement can be designed easily for your next event. You just have to place some dry fruits in the corners, some between the corners in a parallel line and you can add the flower-shaped arrangement at the top.
12. Square tray with Parallel Dry fruits arrangement:
The parallel arrangement is one of the easiest and neat arrangement for dry fruits. You can arrange different dry fruits in lines so your guests can pick the ones they like.
13. Apple-shaped dry fruit platter:
Dry fruit on a fruit shaped platter is a fun looking platter arrangement to do at home. You can buy these from local shops or online stores such as amazon. Different fruit shapes and sizes are available in the market.
14. Crescent moon shaped Dry Fruit Platter:
This type of platter is easy to do as you can buy these in local stores and online. Different shapes and sizes are available for your preferred style and event. Different types of dry fruits and nuts can be arranged easily for a sophisticated look.
15. Triangle arrangement of dry fruits on circle platter:
Dry fruits look best arranged in a neat manner like shown in the picture below. You can start by placing each dry fruit in groups as a triangle slice. Lastly, you can add some nuts in the middle for a complete look.
16. Pinwheel platter of Dry fruits:
This make at home fry fruit platter will leave your guests in awe of its design due to its complexity. You can arrange different dry fruits in a circle shape so it represents a pinwheel.
17. Three stories dry fruit platter:
You can buy different sorts of platters with levels to arrange different dry fruits on each of them. They are available on Amazon and also local kitchen stores.
18. Square platter with flower arrangement:
This is a pretty way to set up your dry fruit in any square platter. You start with corners where you put dry fruits and nuts while place different dry fruit in the middle in the shape of a flower. Use different varieties of dry fruits for more color.
19. Dry Fruit Kebobs:
For an interesting twist of the traditional kebobs, you can make dry fruit kebobs. You can arrange different types of dry fruits on bamboo sticks and arrange them on a platter for a neat presentation.
20. Mixed Dry Fruit Platter:
This dry fruit platter is no doubt the easiest one but also a fun and interesting one. You can mix different dry fruits and nuts you have available in a platter or tray for serving. This will be fun for the guests to scrounge for their favorite type of dry fruit.
Tips to make a Dry Fruit Tray/Platter:
Dry Fruits are a healthy snack and are super easy to arrange in different styles as we have mentioned above. Following are some helpful tips to make your dry fruit platter more appealing and attractive:
1. Have at least 3 different dry fruits:
When setting up your dry fruit platter, make sure to have at least 3 different dry fruits so your guests can have the one they like. Plus, it adds texture and color to your dry fruit platter.
2. Prep ahead:
Make sure to get all the dry fruits beforehand so it is easy to prep ahead of your party. Preparing a dry fruit platter early won’t spoil the fruit, so you can set your dry fruit tray and set it aside for your party.
3. Arrange dry fruits on a pretty platter:
You can get different types of fruit platters online and in stores near you. Find the one that will go best with your event and arrange dry fruits accordingly.
4. Group similar dry fruits together:
Try to group together the same dry fruits so your guests don’t have to search for their favorite ones while eating. If your platter does not have separators then make arrange them in groups so they don’t get mixed up.
5. Add dry nuts with your dry fruits:
Nuts such as pistachios, almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews, etc. go very well with dry fruits. You can arrange different dry fruits and nuts together and make your dry fruit platter even more appealing.
How to make dry fruits at home:
Dry fruits are easily available in the market but if you want to spice your platter up, even more, you can make your own dry fruits. You just have to buy the fruits that you want to be dried and bake them in the oven for a few hours.
This guide to making dry fruits at home will help you out:
1. Dried Bananas:
To make dried bananas, bake them at 200-degree Fahrenheit for 3 hours in the oven.
2. Dried Apricots:
For making dry apricots at home, slice the apricots and bake them in the oven for 12 hours at 140-degree Fahrenheit.
3. Dried Pineapple:
In order to make dried pineapples, you would have to bake pineapple slices at 175-degree Fahrenheit for 7 hours.
4. Dried Strawberries:
Strawberries need to be baked in the oven at 160-degree Fahrenheit for 12 hours to make dried strawberries.
5. Dried Blueberries:
For making dry blueberries at home, bake them in the oven at 200-degree Fahrenheit for 8 hours.
6. Dried Raspberries:
In order to make dried raspberries, you would have to bake them at 100-degree Fahrenheit for 10 hours.
7. Dried Oranges:
Orange slices need to be baked in the oven at 160-degree Fahrenheit for 8 hours to make dried oranges.
8. Dried Pears:
To make dried pears, bake them at 150-degree Fahrenheit for 6 hours in the oven.
9. Dried Apples:
For making dry apples at home, slice the apples and bake them in the oven for 6 hours at 140-degree Fahrenheit.
10. Dried Cherries:
Cherries need to be baked in the oven at 160-degree Fahrenheit for 12 hours to make dried cherries.
Whether it is a small gathering or a large one, snacks are essential and when you serve healthy snacks such as dry fruits to your guests, that’s even better. Dry fruit platters taste best in the winters and are a source of healthy nutrients for everyone.
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