Watermelon Fruit Basket

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Served in a carved watermelon basket, our artfully composed fruit salad almost looks too pretty to eat. (Almost.)

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  • CUT a thin slice from bottom of 1 medium watermelon so it will sit flat, being careful not to cut through rind to melon.
  • USING a pencil and a 1 1/2- inch (4 cm) wide cardboard guide, draw scallop design about 1/3 of the way down from the top of the melon. On top third, mark handle.
  • USING a sharp paring knife carefully cut watermelon to create scallops and handle; remove top section.
  • SCOOP melon into balls or wedges, reserving 6 to 8 cups (1.5 to 2 L) for fruit basket; leave shell 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick. Wrap watermelon basket in plastic wrap; refrigerate until ready to serve. Fill watermelon basket with mixed fresh fruit just before serving.


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Serving Size 15
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* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • burford_nana |

    I have made this basket for showers and parties and it is always not only creative and fancy but lo-cal. A conversation topic everytime.

  • carolineboucher77 |

    Great hit at our summer bbq, we made extra and just refilled the watermelon basket. Great presentation!!!

  • ashy_mashy212 |

    This is a very creative idea, very colorfull and amusing to the eye and other than it looking delicious it tasted delicious too! I can't wait to try out this recipe! I've tried one similar to this one before, but I never thought of using a watermelon basket!