Sunset Skewers and Fruit Dip Recipe!

SunsetSkewers_Title-1Here’s is a summertime party dessert that’s not only beautiful to look at, it’s delicious to eat.  The fresh fruit is the perfect dessert for  a warm night.   Plus, this dip recipe takes this dessert from delicious to deliriously good!  Hope you enjoy and try it at your next gathering.

Sunset Skewers – The Perfect Ending to a Perfect Evening!

  • 14 wooden skewers
  • 1 fresh pineapple – cubed
  • 2 cantaloupe – cubed
  • 5 kiwi – peeled & sliced
  • 1 32 oz. container strawberries – washed & hulled
  • 2 6 oz. containers blackberries, washed (you can substitute red grapes)
  • 1 box Jell-O Instant Pistachio Pudding & Pie Filling (+ ingredients listed on packaging)
  • 1 8 oz. tub frozen whipped topping
  • Splash of Amaretto (optional)
  1. Using bamboo skewers, skewer the fruit in the following order to represent the sunset: blackberry or red grape (reddish/purple), strawberry (red), cantaloupe (orange), pineapple (yellow) and kiwi (green).
  2. Arrange skewers on a large round platter in an arc to simulate the sky at sunset. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve with dip*.
  3. Defrost frozen whipped topping.
  4. Prepare pistachio pudding according to directions and fold into cool whip.
  5. Add a splash of Amaretto (optional).
  6. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Combine any unused fruit in a bowl and serve on the side or keep in fridge for tomorrow’s breakfast!

If you are entertaining guests from “the younger set”, remove pointy end of skewers before assembling.

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali

Dawn Sandomeno and Elizabeth Mascali, co-founders and owners of Party Bluprints Inc. and The Partybluprints Blog, a are lifestyle and entertaining experts. In October 2010, Dawn and Elizabeth published their first book, Plan to Party.  Their mission is to make home entertaining simple and special. Dawn and Elizabeth have been featured on NBCTODAY Show, Fox TV Good Day NY, Good Housekeeping, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Consumer Report’s Smart Shopper, Redbook Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, Money Talks News, Denver Life, Martha Stewart Living Radio, Fox News Strategy Room, CBS NY2, and many more regional and local radio shows and newspapers. In addition, they have been featured on countless sites and blogs including,,, and’s “Insider’s Blog”.

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