Watermelon Filled With Fruit

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"This version of a watermelon boat filled with fruit uses canned Asian fruits, but other fruits can also be used such as melon balls and other readily available fruit."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (812.7 g)
  • Calories 35.7
  • Total Fat - 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 34.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.8 g
  • Sugars - 3.5 g
  • Protein - 0.8 g
  • Calcium - 49.1 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 16.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Using a cleaver or a large knife, cut the watermelon in half cross-wise. Scoop out most of the melon pulp with a large spoon, leaving a shell of pulp about 1/2 inch thick inside each half. Remove and discard all seeds. If desired you can cut a design along the edges of each melon half.

Step 2

Cut the melon pulp into cubes or use an melon baller to make melon balls.

Step 3

In a large bowl combine all the fruit (-kumquats). Spoon fruit into the two melon shells, dividing fruit evenly between the two shells. Chill until serving.

Step 4

Other fruits can be used that may be more readily available such as cantaloupe or honeydew, orange sections, berries and other fruit -- can be added or substituted for the fruit listed above.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.