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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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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

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

Reviews for Marvelous Melon

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pollywarmer
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2012

"great idea, looks very nice & colourful but couldn't eat the cantaloupe as it was too hard to cut. Don't know if a melon would be any better/softer to eat. Just glad I made a trial run the week before I had dinner guests!"

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maggiejensen
Reviewed May. 25, 2009

"This was an easy recipe and has a beautiful presentation; however, my family didn't like the texture of the jello made with applesauce. If I make it again, I'll make the jello with the jiggler recipe and see how that holds up."

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HelenGrayson
Reviewed May. 24, 2009

"I did this recipe. It made a nice presentation and was very good to the taste. Thank you. Another one I tried and liked and have made many times since was the crushed pineapple with jello (hot) then add kool whip and cottage cheese when cool. Delicious and quick!"

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nana2boys
Reviewed May. 21, 2009

"I made these today and they were great. I did scoop out some of the melon to have more room for the jello and when set I cut them in 4 slices each. Plan to take it to a church picnic. I cut each slice in half again and it held up fine, so I can get 16 servings out of one good sized melon. nana2boys"

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rickswife
Reviewed May. 15, 2009

"Would it be possible to use sugar free gelatin?"

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marge blazey
Reviewed May. 15, 2009

"Made this for my therapy group and they were delighted with it. Thank you for the great recipe."

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Zena1
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"Made this for Mother's Day. Was a very nice refreshing dessert. Everyone loved the colors & taste of the combination. Thanks again for the great recipes. Zena"

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ktr1122
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"Made this for dessert the other night. Not only was it easy, but tasty and attractive. Will be making this for dessert on those warm summer nights."

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Msloret
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"Not bad just make sure when cutting it in half to cut it straight otherwise it will tilt and the jello will go all over your shelf in you refridgerator"

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ldanzeisen
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"I made this last weekend for our family dinner-everyone raved about them! I'm sure it will be a request again and again. The kids, ages 2-11 all loved it. It is so simple and soooooo good."

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MADELINEW
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"High School senior granddaughter liked it so much she's asked that I provide "a cooler full of slices" for guests at her graduation cookout party next month. Now *that's* a genuine complement!"

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rcmolson
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"I used sugar-free jello and it turned out just fine."

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msfluffy02
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"I MAID FOR A CHURCH GROUP AND IT WAS A HIT."

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rcmolson
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"

That's what I used and it turned out just fine!"

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rcmolson
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"I was a little leery of this recipe. But, by golly, it turned out GREAT. Looked wonderful and had such a nice refreshing taste. I will be making it again in a couple of weeks. Thanks so much for a really good and unusual recipe!"

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garstecki60
Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"Would sugar free gelatin work as well-diabetic less carbs."

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gmasmith4
Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"I have been doing this for years. Make sure you let it cool so you don't cook the "melon"."

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Kolache
Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"Sure does look pretty!"

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