4-Ingredient Fruit Salad and a Pineapple Boat

Easter’s coming, friends! One of the things I recently did for a small gathering was make a 4-Ingredient Fruit Salad in a pineapple boat. My friend, Ree, The Pioneer Woman, has a similar recipe using melon on her site.

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When I think of Easter, which I love, I always think of fruit bowls or boats, whether made from a watermelon or pineapple, because that is how my Mama did it.

I do miss Easters with Mom’s pretty table set with her china, white linen, and her traditional coconut layered cake, dusted with coconut and jelly beans. She made it year after year, and I’m glad she did, because when I see an Easter cake now, it makes me think of Mom.

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4-Ingredient Fruit Salad and a Pineapple Boat

Back to the traditional fruit salad for Easter–this time I kept it simple, scooped out the pineapple, added 3 other seasonal fruits, and Wah-Lah – such a pretty Easter-y presentation and a nice, fresh salad.

For a larger group, I liked the idea of using one half (one boat), and then adding fruit around the boat on a large platter! Very pretty display.

I say pooh-pooh to the rich salads with whipped cream and jello, and YES! to 4-Ingredient Fruit Salad in a pineapple boat! It’s all natural sugar!

What kind of salad is on your Easter menu?

4-Ingredient Fruit Salad and a Pineapple Boat

4-Ingredient Fruit Salad and a Pineapple Boat
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4-Ingredient Fruit Salad Platter and a Pineapple Boat

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4
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  • 1 whole pineapple, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 pints raspberries
  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 2 pints strawberries


  • Cut the pineapple in half, cutting out sections and scooping out the pineapple to make a boat.
  • From one half, take the fruit and cut into small pieces. Add 1 pint of blueberries and raspberries to the pineapple; mix and put back into the boat.
  • It’s optional to add strawberry slices to the mixture, or you can leave the strawberries whole and serve on the side.
  • Display the remaining fruit on a large platter with the pineapple boat and serve!
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