Star Studded Fruit Basket

A watermelon basket carved with star shapes then filled with assorted fruits and served with a honey poppy seed dressing.

Dressing Ingredients

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon poppy seed
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Basket Ingredients

1 large watermelon assorted fresh fruit, cut into pieces


To make dressing: In a small bowl, combine the honey and orange juice concentrate. Add all sour cream, poppy seeds and ginger; mix well. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour.

To make watermelon basket, measure and mark a horizontal line around center of melon. Measure and mark 2-inch wide center strip crosswise over top of melon for handle.

Place a 1 1/2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter or cardboard pattern on marked horizontal line; trace around with pencil. Repeat, with star tips touching, all around middle of melon.

Place star shape in center of 2-inch handle strip; trace around with pencil. Repeat, with star tips touching, over handle. Cut out stars with small sharp knife, leaving bottom points attached to watermelon. Cut out stars on handle, leaving bottom and top tips attached to one another.

Remove rind and melon from bottom half of watermelon. Carefully cut pink melon from handle, leaving white rind on handle. Remove remaining watermelon from basket with melon baller or spoon.

Fill basket with assorted fresh fruit pieces. Serve with dressing.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour

Additional Information

Melon basket can be prepared one day ahead. Wrap tightly in plastic food wrap and refrigerate. Just before serving, fill with assorted fresh fruit pieces.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (1 tablespoon dressing): Calories: 40, Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 0 mg, Carbohydrates: 6 g, Dietary Fiber: Trace; Protein: 0 g

Recipe Courtesy Of

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