How to Carve a Watermelon Basket

1
cynthia davis

By
@cdavis467

Prep time depends on what you design on your watermellon

Rating:

☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Serves:
8-10
Prep:
2 Hr
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

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

How to Make How to Carve a Watermelon Basket

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.

Printable Recipe Card

About How to Carve a Watermelon Basket

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




Leave a Comment

6 Recipes To Celebrate Dessert Month

6 Recipes to Celebrate Dessert Month

Kitchen Crew

October is National Dessert Month. Yes, there is a whole month dedicated to what I think I should be considered a meal. Raise your hand if you plan your main...

Pinterest Pass Or Fail: Lattice Crust Baked Apples Recipe

Pinterest Pass or Fail: Lattice Crust Baked Apples

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

What's better in fall than apple pie? It's filled with quintessential fall flavors. But what to do when you want apple pie, but don't want to make a whole pie?...

8 Cranberry Recipes Popping With Flavor

8 Cranberry Recipes Popping With Flavor

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Cranberries aren't just for sauce anymore. We've found 8 cranberry recipes that shine a spotlight on this tart treat.