If there is a recipe that can get a Gold Medal every time, I would bet on a fruit bowl. I have never tasted a bad fruit bowl recipe, and here is the reason why. All you are doing is taking your favorite fruits and making a beautiful melody of color that is sure to captivate even the pickiest palates.
I make fruit bowls quite often. It’s a beautiful dish and it is packed full of nutrients. Very seldom do I add honey, I like the natural flavors of the berries and watermelon, but sometimes you just have to spruce it up.
When you cut the bottom of your watermelon, be careful not to cut too far inward.
If you cut your watermelon too deep, don’t worry, just get some aluminum foil and cover the base. If you want to make it look festive add apples, and oranges around the base for a fruity watermelon platter.
Do you have an ice cream scooper? I learned through trial and error this is the best device for scooping watermelon. All you do is turn the scoop in, turn, and pull out. It takes maybe 10 minutes from beginning to end, and I have better control of how deep I scoop out the watermelon.
If you don’t have an ice cream scooper, use a metal spoon and make smaller scoops to make sure you don’t puncture the watermelon.
Choose your fruits
What are your favorite fruits? Pick your top two, and use them. I have used apples, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, pineapple, mangos, the list goes on.
But I must warn you, bananas don’t work so well. If you want to add bananas, wait until it’s time to serve.
Once you are finished preparing your fruit bowl, you can dive in and enjoy it right then. I usually have other recipes to whip up so I always chill for 30 minutes, but you DO NOT have to wait.
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Honey Lemon Fruit Bowl
- 1 watermelon (any size)
- 1 cup red grapes
- 1 cup black grapes
- 1 cup strawberries
- 2 kiwis
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup watermelon juice
- Cut your watermelon in half. Turn it over and cut a small piece from the bottom. It allows the watermelon to stand more sturdy. Turn back over and scoop out the watermelon. Use an ice cream scoop, it makes the process go a lot smoother.
- Cut up your fruit and add to a bowl. Add a cup of your watermelon to the fruit bowl. Stir so all the fruit is mixed well. Pour into the watermelon.
- In a separate bowl, mix your reserved watermelon juice, honey, and lemon juice together. and pour juice mixture over your fruit bowl. Cover and chill for 30 minutes. Stir and serve.