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For a dessert you can serve in "fruitful" bowls, fill hollowed-out watermelon halves with slices of papaya, honeydew, and cantaloupe, as well as balls of the watermelon -- all sprinkled with lime zest. Choose from a trio of toppings: Berry sauce with lime and ginger adds flavorful color, coconut brittle lends richness, and pink Hawaiian sea salt supplies savory contrast.

Martha Stewart Living, August 2005


Credit: Ellie Miller

Recipe Summary



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  • 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.

  • 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.

Cook's Notes

You can also try other melon varieties such as Charentais, Crenshaw, golden honeydew, canary, and Santa Claus.



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