Melon Bowl

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Pat Duran
from Las Vegas, NV

Another cool and refreshing way to serve your holiday fruit salad.You can make it with a tangy citrus dressing or with a creamy cream cheese sauce, just with icy cold 7UP poured over top, or a scoop of ice cream or sherbet. For a party use 2 or 3 melons cut in half and make different toppings, and let guests choose their own topping.

serves 3 to 4 per melon
prep time 20 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

  • 2 or 3
    muskmelon or honeydew, cut in 1/2, seeded
  • WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR FILLING MELON CAVITY-OPTIONS
  • seedless red, green and purple grapes
  • pineapple chunks, fresh
  • watermelon bite size pieces
  • honeydew melon bite size pieces
  • muskmelon bite size pieces
  • apples ,any color skin on,cut in bite size pieces
  • CREAM CHEESE DRESSING
  • 10 oz
    thawed whipped topping
  • 3 oz
    pkg. cream cheese, very soft
  • beat together ingredients until well blended. set bowl over ice cubes or ice pack.
  • FRENCH DRESSING
  • 1/4 c
    french dressing
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise
  • combine the 2 and blend well. set in bowl over ice.
  • CHEESECAKE DRESSING
  • 3 oz
    pkg. cook and serve cheesecake pudding and pie filling
  • 1 c
    pineapple juice
  • in a saucepan add the pineapple juice and the pudding mix dry. stir to combine. cook until thickened. let cool slightly. place in serving bowl over ice.
  • SODA POP DRESSING
  • combine equal amounts of soda pop and fruit juice and drizzle over salad.
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How To Make

  • 1
    Melon Bowls: Cut melons in 1/2 using a zig-zag cut or a round petal cut. Remove seeds and strings. Remove melon from each 1/2 and cut into bite size pieces or into melon balls.Place fruit pieces and other fruit in a large bowl and drizzle with the soda pop mixture. Fill melon 1/2's with mixed fruit. Cover and chill until party time.
  • 2
    Set melons out on tray with dressing so guests can choose their own or just make the one you like and drizzle over fruit or let guests do their own drizzling.
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