Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Watermelon Wednesdays #2....A Yummy Dessert Basket

Not only is this a healthy dessert from Martha's a pretty one.  


  • 1 medium oblong seedless watermelon, (10 to 12 pounds)
  • 5 to 6 pounds mixed cantaloupe and honeydew melons, seeds and rinds removed, cut into 1/2-to 1-inch-thick wedges (32 to 36 slices)
  • 3 pounds red papaya, seeds and skin removed, cut into 1-inch-thick wedges (8 to 10 slices)
  • Lime zest, for sprinkling
  • Pink Hawaiian sea salt
  • Raspberry-Lime Ginger Sauce
  • Toasted Coconut Brittle
  1. Trim ends off watermelon, then cut watermelon in half at an angle. Remove flesh from each half with a melon baller; set aside. Scrape out any excess flesh with a spoon for a clean, smooth interior.
  2. Stand watermelon baskets upright on trimmed ends. Fill bottom third of each basket with about 40 watermelon balls. Place assorted melon and papaya slices on top of watermelon balls against the back of the basket, evenly dividing fruit between baskets. Fill in front with remaining watermelon balls. Sprinkle with lime zest. Serve with sea salt, sauce, and brittle as accompaniments.



Anonymous said...

Oh yum. That looks and sounds delicious.


Janette - The2Seasons said...

What a cute idea and delicious at that!

Della said...

Not only is it a beautiful presentation, it looks delish!

Ocean Soul said...

thank you for all your excellent watermelon ideas! I know what I will be doing at our first outdoor spring party! Luuuuuuuv it!

michelle said...

Oh my goodness that is so adorable and looks so good!!! Come on summer, I am so ready for fresh fruit!

becky said...

Hurray for Martha!

Flotsam Friends said...

Oh wow, that's insane. I adore the shape of the watermelons. They're a work of art in themselves. Pruxxx

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how beautiful, Debbie! And it looks delicious!! I hope you're having a great weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is so pretty...and I LOVE fruit! I had some cantaloupe today and it was yummy...I had fresh pineapple, too! ♥

Diane Writes said...

It looks both beautiful and delicious. If I will be served with this, I will feel reluctant to eat it. ;-) How could I eat such loveliness!

pinkim said...

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Jane said...

Yummy! My favorite fruit...year-round! Martha has a knack for presenting simple things in a lovely "package". Mmmmmmmmm
Jane (Artfully Graced)

classic • casual • home said...

This looks awesome. Much better for you than the red velvet bundt cake on my counter.

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