Snack Ideas

Cheese & Fruit Flag Recipe

Prep Time: 30 Min  |  Cook Time:  |  Servings: 12  |  Calories:
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Prep Time
30 Min
Servings
12

This edible tribute to the original Betsy Ross flag features watermelon, strawberries, raspberries, apple wedges, blueberries and plenty of Sargento® String Cheese.

Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 1/2 med. Red apples, cut into 1” wide wedges
  • 1/2 lg. Watermelon, rind removed, cut into 1 1/2” cubes
  • 19 sticks Sargento® String Cheese, divided
  • 23 ea. Fresh strawberries
  • 3 cups Fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups Fresh blueberries
Directions
  1. Wash and dry a 17” X 13”  cutting board, platter or baking sheet.
  2. Combine lemon juice and water in a medium bowl.
  3. Cut about ½” of the core edge of each apple wedge and transfer to the bowl of lemon water.  Set aside for about 10 minutes.
  4. Leaving about 5” of space in the top left of the tray for the blueberries to be added later, place 2 rows of raspberries horizontally across the top of the tray from left to right.
  5. Place a row of cheese sticks directly below the raspberries(about 2 ½ sticks). Place a row of about 7 strawberries stem side down directly below the cheese sticks. Place another row of cheese sticks(about 2 ½ sticks) directly below the strawberries. Place one row of watermelon cubes directly below the cheese sticks. Place another row of cheese sticks directly below the watermelon.
  6. Remove apple wedges from lemon water and pat dry with paper towels.
  7. Place a row of apple wedges(about 12) below the cheese sticks all the way to the left edge of the tray. You should now have an empty square in the left corner.
  8. Place another row of cheese sticks directly below the apple wedges.
  9. Repeat steps 4-8 above with remaining raspberries, cheese sticks, strawberries and watermelon, putting aside one cheese stick to use for the stars.  You should have 13 stripes(7 fruit & 6 cheese).
  10. Carefully place the blueberries in the empty square area.
  11. Cut the remaining cheese stick into 13 even slices. Carefully place the 13 slices in a circle on top of or nestled into the blueberries. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts
12 Servings
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.