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Fruit Salad in a Watermelon Bowl

This makes a spectacular side dish for a party. With a little more trouble you can shape the edge of the watermelon bowl into a zig-zag patten.
Reviews (23)

05 Jul 2005
Reviewed by: THEPITCLUB
I doubled the recipe for our annual 4th of July "get together". It was a big hit and didn't last halfway through the day! I did make a few alterations, using seedless watermelons was MUCH easier. The syrup seemed awful thin, so I doubled the suger, but not the water, and it adhered to the fruit much better. It seemed like a TON of filling for the watermelons, but when I finished all the preperations, it all fit just perfectly. I saved the top part of the watermelon and put it back on, using wooden shish-k-bob sticks to hold it closed till we arrived at the park. Great recipe, thanks!!
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
04 Sep 2006
Reviewed by: McBrown
Fun presentation, great combination of fruits, however the lemon zest made it a little too lemony. I would make this next time with just the sugar/water syrup and no lemon zest. Also, make sure the flavors of your fruits are top notch as one bland fruit will taint the whole salad.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
09 Oct 2003
Reviewed by: DREGINEK
What is my mom's recipe doing here? I thought this was how everyone makes a fruit bowl! Only difference: we use ALL fresh fruits (yes- even purchasing the expense pineapple so we can painstakingly cut it up w/ love!). We only make this for special occasions because it is time-consuming but it looks so pretty and rarely is there any left! The "syrup" is what really makes the fruit! Aiming to impress? Try this! All your guests will take notice and I DARE you not to sneak some yourself! Happy Cooking!
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
04 Sep 2006
Reviewed by: Roxanne
I used fresh pineapple instead of canned. I think next time I would also use fresh clementines instead of the canned mandarin oranges and leave off the "sauce" all together. The "sauce" made it have a lemony taste. I really didn't care for the slight lemony flavor of the sauce on the fruit.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
12 Aug 2003
Reviewed by: janice
I made this with watermelon, canaloupe, canary melon, pineapple, grapes, kiwi, strawberries, nectarines,and the best part was the dressing or syrup. It was absolutely the best. I just couldn't stop eating it.This will be going in my recipe book to make again, and again.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
19 Sep 2005
Reviewed by: amb1580
This made a LOT of fruit and tasted GREAT! The syrup really gives it a good sweet flavor, not too sweet, just right! We had leftovers and ate it for the next few days, it was still as good as day 1. Also easy to prepare if you don't mind cutting fruit. 3 of us got it done in no time! I wish I could have this often but it makes so much I'll probably only make it for large get-togethers.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
13 Jul 2008
Reviewed by: Shun
Very good. Everyone else must have like it too, because I made if for my son's 4th b-day party and it was only enough fruit left over for one plate, which I brought home and ate for breakfast.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
27 Dec 2003
Reviewed by: QUASINAUGHT
My dad made this at my wedding. Everyone loved it. They told hiom he has to make this at all the family gatherings. This looks beautiful when it is done.I highly recommend .
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
01 Jul 2006
Reviewed by: Iron Chef Hamy
I made this for my son's graduation party. It made a lot of fruit, but it was so good that it was gone quickly. The syrup is what sets this apart from a plain fruit salad. My parent' used to make melon balls all the time and this beats that hands down. This is a keeper.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
19 Jun 2005
Reviewed by: TANNIE626
This fruit salad was a big hit at my daughter's birthday party. Both the children and adults enjoyed it. I plan on making it several times this summer!
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


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