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Marvelous Melon Recipe

Marvelous Melon Recipe

"Kids love these cantaloupe wedges filled with fruit-flavored gelatin and fresh strawberries. Even guests are impressed with this colorful dish," says Jillian Surman of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. "For different looks, I experiment with other combinations of melons, gelatin and fruit."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 large cantaloupe
  • 1 package (3 ounces) strawberry banana gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries


  • 1. Cut melon in half lengthwise from bud to stem end; discard seeds. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each half so melon sits level; pat dry.
  • 2. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in applesauce and strawberries. Pour into melon halves (discard any remaining gelatin mixture or save for another use).
  • 3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, slice each melon half into three wedges. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 72 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 21 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.