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Homemade Gourmet Fruit Basket

Homemade Gourmet Fruit Basket

A gourmet plate of chocolate-covered fruit is one of the easiest things to prepare and share. 🍍Fruits are relatively cheap and easy to find while melting chocolate will have you feeling like a culinary artist. This is a great dish to present if you’re looking to please and impress palates. Plus, any fruit imaginable can be substituted in this recipe. Not to mention that a fruit basket is a refreshing alternative to desserts that are heavier in calories 🍓

What I Used to Create a Gourmet Fruit Basket at Home

  • Semisweet Chocolate chips
  • Double Boiler 
    • This is a great tool to use for melting your chocolate 
  • Butter 
    • Melt this along with the chocolate in order to facilitate the process, and also to help prevent any sticking to appliances
    • Pineapple Chunks
    • Strawberries
    • Walnuts & Cinnamon Toasted Almonds 
      • The choice of nuts is really your own to make but these are the ones that I used
    • Parchment Paper
      • Lay the chocolate dipped fruit to cool on this as the chocolate won’t stick to it
    • Toothpicks
      • I used these to dip the fruit into the chocolate 

    Directions

    • Crush Your Nuts into Tiny Bits for in Preparation for the Fruit
      • I tend to pour my nuts into plastic ziplock bags and then roll the side of a bowl over it in an effort to crush everything into the tiniest bits possible. Place in a bowl afterwards.
    • Lay Out the Fruit You Will Work With
      • Normally, strawberries should be rinsed with water and then patted dry as working with melted chocolate and moisture gives it a hard time sticking. I recommend placing your fruit on parchment paper with toothpicks in them so they are ready to be dipped.
    • Melt Chocolate Chips and Butter Using a Double Boiler 
      • Heat, don’t boil, water in the bottom half of the double boiler. Pour your chocolate chips and butter in the top section and stir until smooth. 
    • Dip Fruit into Melted Chocolate then Dip into Crushed Nuts
      • You’ll want to lay your fruit to rest on parchment paper after dipping. Let sit in the fridge until the chocolate has hardened. 
    • Neatly Place The Chocolate Covered Fruit on a Plate and Dive in   
      • Casserole Dishes are a convenient and elegant container with which to present and store your creation.

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