How to Keep Fruit Kabobs Fresh Overnight

Fruit kabobs are a fun way to serve cut fruit without the mess. It can take a long time to construct fruit kabobs, mainly because you have to prep the fruit before you skewer it. To save time, you can make fruit kabobs the night before you plan to serve them. To keep fruit kabobs fresh overnight, coat them in a layer of citric acid to prevent them from browning and losing their texture and consistency.

Fruit kabobs will keep overnight.
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Step 1

Combine the lemon juice and 1/8 cup of cold water in a spray bottle and shake it lightly to blend the liquid.

Step 2

Lay the fruit kabobs on a clean working surface and coat them in a thin, even layer with the liquid from the spray bottle. Flip the fruit kabobs over and spray the other side with the liquid. The lemon keeps the fruit fresh without changing its flavor.

Step 3

Encase each kabob in a sheet of plastic wrap, ensuring no air can reach the fruit. Lay the wrapped kabobs on a plate or baking tray.

Step 4

Place the plate or tray of kabobs into the refrigerator. Serve them within 12 hours.

Things You'll Need

  • 1/8 cup lemon juice

  • Spray bottle

  • Plastic wrap

  • Plate or baking tray


Refrigerate leftover lemon spray immediately and use it within one week.

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