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Flower with Butterflies Recipe

Flower with Butterflies Recipe

—Shirley Piepenburg, Boyne City, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:1 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium honeydew melon
  • 2 red apple slices
  • 2 large fresh strawberries
  • Fresh mint, optional
  • 2 navel orange slices (1/4 inch thick), halved

Directions

  • 1. Cut melon in half lengthwise (from top to bottom), cut three 1/4-in.-thick slices from one half. Remove and discard rind and seeds; set slices aside for flower stem and leaves. Cover and refrigerate remaining melon for another use.
  • 2. For flower, place apple slices, peel side out, at the top of a large plate. Cut one strawberry into four slices; arrange on top of apples. Cut second berry into quarters; set aside for butterflies. Trim one melon slice to 1/2-in. width; position under flower for stem. Cut remaining melon slices into leaf shapes; place next to stem. Add mint for additional leaves if desired.
  • 3. Arrange butterflies on either side of flower. Place two orange slice halves, peel side together, to form wings. Place a strawberry quarter in the center of each set of wings for butterfly body (use remaining strawberry pieces of another use). Yield: 1 fruit plate.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 383 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 100 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 5 g protein.