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Carved Watermelon Bowl

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Celebrate New Year ’s Eve with this eye-catching melon fruit basket.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 30

Ingredients

1
large watermelon
20
cups cut-up fresh or canned fruit*

Directions

  • 1 To carve melon bowl, cut off top 1/4 of melon. Being careful not to cut through to melon, cut thin slice from bottom of melon so it will sit flat. Scoop out watermelon, leaving 1/2- to 1-inch-thick shell.
  • 2 Carve watermelon as shown in steps on right. Wrap melon bowl in plastic wrap to keep moist; refrigerate until ready to fill. At serving time, fill with cut-up fruit.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 50
  • Fat 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Sodium 0mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

*Use fresh fruits in a variety of shapes and colors that are in season, such as watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, etc.

Pumpkin-carving tools work really well for carving watermelon. If you don’t have any, use a small sharp paring knife.

Carving a melon bowl is similar to carving a pumpkin. It takes a bit of time to carve it, but the bowl can be carved before the party, wrapped in plastic and refrigerated. The melon pulp you remove from the shell can be cut up and served with the other fruits in this festive bowl. Step 1 Select a uniformly-shaped melon and wash it. Cut off the top 1/4 of the melon. Cut a thin slice from the bottom so the melon will sit flat, being careful not to cut into the red pulp. Scoop out the melon, leaving a 1/2 to 1-inch shell. Next, determine a design to carve. For a graduation, you might carve the year (as shown) or carve the graduate’s name. Use stencils for the numbers or letters and trace them onto adhesive-backed vinyl-coated paper. Step 2 Attach the adhesive pattern to the watermelon. With a small sharp, pointed knife or pumpkin carving tool, cut 3/4 of the way around each number or letter.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/13/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
50
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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