Fresh Fruit Bowl

This delightful bowl of fresh fruit will be the crowning glory of your breakfast table! The glorious colors will provide the perfect accent to your dishes and table linen. Bite-sized pieces of melon are prepared the night before, slightly sweetened with corn syrup, and chilled in the refrigerator. The other fruits are added just prior to serving, making this dish a light, colorful complement to any breakfast.


3 to 4 quarts (16 servings)


8 to 10 cups fresh melon cubes
1 to 2 tablespoons white corn syrup
1 pint fresh strawberries
2 cups fresh pineapple chunks
2 oranges, sectioned
fresh mint leaves, optional


In a large bowl, combine melon cubes and corn syrup. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Just before serving, stir in remaining fruit. Garnish with fresh mint leaves if desired.

Nutritional Information

3/4 cup equals 55 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.

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