Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

Three of my favorite foods combined on one gorgeous platter… Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese!

Fruit, Cheese and Chocolate Platter

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Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

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Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

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Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

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Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

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Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

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Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

How to Make The Ultimate Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Platter

It’s so simple really. We start with Simple and Crisp Dried Fruit ‘Crackers’ and then either dip in chocolate or top with cheeses, nuts, honey, berries etc… Incredibly gorgeous!

Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

The Recipes: Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

Tips and what you will need: Because dried fruit crackers lose some of their crispiness once exposed to air (especially if you live in a humid climate) be sure to open the packs right before serving. The orange crisps stay crispy for days so no worries there. You will need wax paper. This platter is gluten and grain free.

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Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

A lovely fruit, chocolate and cheese platter that requires very little prep. You can make all the suggestions or just one. Keep dried fruit in wrappers until just before serving so they stay crispy. The oranges stay crispy for days so no worries there!

Ingredients

Dried fruit crackers:

  • I use Simple and Crisp pear, apple and orange.

Fresh Fruit:

  • Ripe Strawberries, washed and dried, kiwi, blackberries

Cheeses:

  • Soft goat cheese (chevre)
  • mascarpone (a soft, sweet Italian cream cheese)
  • five year aged gouda

Toppings:

  • walnuts, chopped
  • peach preserves
  • vanilla paste
  • roasted salted pistachios, chopped
  • dried cranberries, chopped
  • honey
  • melted dark and white chocolate

Instructions

Orange Crisp Suggestions:

  1. Melt good quality chocolate according to package directions, when melted stir and the dip orange crisps (covering about 1/3 of crisp) Set on wax paper, leave plain or sprinkle with chopped pistachios and cranberries. Allow to cool and firm up before serving.

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries:

  1. Melt white or dark chocolate according to package instructions, stir well. Dip berries and place on wax paper until chocolate cools and begins to firm up. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Apple Crisp Suggestions:

  1. Spread apple crisps with mascarpone and top with diced strawberry and kiwi.
  2. Mix two parts soft goat cheese with one part peach preserves and a drop or two of vanilla paste. Spread on apple crisp, dab with a little more preserves and top with chopped walnuts.

Pear Crisp Suggestions:

  1. Spread with soft goat cheese, top with a blackberry and drizzle with honey
  2. Top with aged gouda and drizzle with honey.

For more information about Simple and Crisp please visit their website.

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32 thoughts on “Fruit, Chocolate and Cheese Dessert Platter

  1. Oh my goodness these look good! Such a fun treat! My Tiny Love saw the pictures and said, “oh yum, those look yummy, yum, yum yum” and then she pretended to eat all of them. Too cute. Wish we could eat from your photos.

  2. I am definitely checking out simple & crisp…these look and sound amazing. I’ve always enjoyed fruit, cheese, and chocolate pairings and love how the dried fruit is the “cracker”…super fun idea!

  3. I thought you dried all that fruit yourself and was trying to figure out how to do it so that I could make the oranges! I’m excited that I don’t actually have to dry them! I want to try all of these, but the oranges are at the top of my list!

  4. So yes! I will be making these soon for sure!! I’m trying to cut down on the amount of grains I’m eating and this is a perfect substitution! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Beautiful! I love the dried fruit + chocolate combo, but I don’t dehydrate our own fruit and I never think to buy it at the store. This has compelled me to get some and switch up our regular fruit and cheese platters! Thank you!

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