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Fruit Salad Basket Recipe

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This recipe for Fruit Salad Basket, by , is from The 2006 Intermatic 115th Anniversary Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dept. 1082 -- Jane Ellen Keroson
Added: Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 large - watermelon (about 15 lbs.)
2 - cantaloupe melons
2 - honeydew melons
c. - sugar
c. - fresh limejuice
c. - fresh lemon juice
2 T. - orange-flavored liqueur (optional)
2 tsp. - lime peel, grated
3 c. - fresh strawberries, sliced, washed, hulled & halved
2 c. - black OR red seedless grapes, washed & halved

Directions:
Directions:
CARVING THE BASKET: Lay a dampened dishtowel on a counter or table and place melon on top to prevent it from rolling. With a water-soluble marker, draw outline of basket onto melon, making sure the handle is at least 1 inches wide. Using a large sharp knife, carefully cut melon along marker line. Remove excess rind and set aside. With a melon baller, scoop out all the watermelon flesh and place in a large glass or ceramic bowl; set aside. With a vegetable peeler, even out scalloped edges of watermelon. Cover watermelon basket with clear plastic wrap and set aside.

FRUIT SALAD: With a melon baller, scoop out flesh from cantaloupes and honeydews. In a large bowl, combine sugar, limejuice, lemon juice, orange liqueur and lime peel. Stir well. Add all melon balls, strawberries and grapes; toss to combine. Allow fruit to chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Just before serving, transfer fruit salad to watermelon basket. Serves 18.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
It's important to purchase watermelons that are fully ripe, since they don't continue to ripen once they've been picked. A ripe melon feels heavy for its size and has a sweet, fresh fragrance.

 

 

 

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