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Fruit Smiles

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8 servings, 1 wedge each

A refreshingly different way to enjoy melon!

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  • Then follow our 3 simple steps:

  • Cut 1 melon (about 3-1/2 lb.) in half lengthwise; remove and discard seeds. Scoop out melon, leaving each half with a 1-inch-thick shell. Chop removed melon; drain well. Cut thin slice off bottom of each melon shell to allow it to stand upright.
  • Stir 3/4 cup boiling water into 1 pkg. (4-serving size) Jell-O Brand Gelatin in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in 1/2 cup cold water. Add 1/2 cup of the reserved chopped melon and 1/2 cup fruit to each melon shell.
  • Pour gelatin evenly into melon shells. Pour any remaining gelatin into small bowl to enjoy later. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Cut each half melon into four wedges to serve.

Make it Easy

Instead of cutting off the bottoms of the melon halves, place melon shells in small bowls on a tray for easy transportation to the refrigerator.

Gelatin Success Tip

To make JELL-O Gelatin that is clear and uniformly set, be sure the gelatin is completely dissolved in the boiling water before adding the cold liquid. Stirring with a rubber spatula will help ensure that all the crystals are dissolved.

Fresh Fruits to Avoid in Gelatin Recipes

Since fresh or frozen pineapple, papaya, kiwi, figs, guava and gingerroot all contain enzymes that prevent gelatin from setting, never use them in gelatin recipes. But you can use any canned fruits or juices since the canning process kills this enzyme.


  • 8 servings, 1 wedge each

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  • Mariah1974 |

    My daughter loves cantaloupes, I surprised her one day! And she was in heaven with this recipe.

  • XGatorX1X |

    This went over great at our family's reunion. Easy to make, healthy, and everyone loved it. Not messy at all. When we was done we fed the rinds to the ducks at the lake

  • klondon88 |

    This was a fantastic dessert for our family picnic this Memorial Day. Not too heavy, it suited both the adults and thrilled the kids. I used a honeydew and a cantaloupe, and two types of Jello - sugar free raspberry and sugar free strawberry banana. I mixed and matched - Half the raspberry into one of the cantaloupe halves, and the other half into one of the honeydew halves. I used cold sparkling water for both types of Jello, and mixed raspberries and a little mint into the raspberry jello, and strawberry and banana slices into the strawberry banana jello. After leaving in the fridge overnight, I froze all of the melon halves for 1 hr each, then loaded them into the cooler, and sliced them on site. They were a humongous hit! :)

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