How to Carve a Watermelon Basket

cynthia davis

By
@cdavis467

Prep time depends on what you design on your watermellon


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Rating:

Serves:

8-10

Prep:

2 Hr

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

1 large
watermelon
knife
pencil or marker
toothpicks-solid round ones
carving knife

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Choose a watermelon that's a shape and size fitting for the table.
Cut a thin slice from the bottom to provide a stable base.
2
Draw the outlines for the heart basket with a fine/medium point waterproof marker or a sharp pencil before you cut.
Halve the watermelon lengthwise with a straight, jagged, or wavy line.
3
Leave a thick handle to "hold" the basket up from the center. (optional)
Use a knife or decorating tool to cut out the edges. Be careful not to cut through the handle.
4
Carefully remove the top quarter sections when the cutting is complete.
Save the cut-out pieces for later. Trim the flesh from the inside of the handle.
5
Cut out hearts or other designs from the rind you removed to decorate the outside of the basket and attach them with toothpicks.
6
Fill with your favorite fruit, or, just follow the instructions of the watermelon fruit basket.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American