Monday, July 03, 2006

Fourth of July Dessert


If you signed up to bring dessert to this year’s Fourth of July pot luck dinner - bring fruit. With such a variety of fruits available this time of year a cool assortment is a natural contribution to any summer party. Here are a few ways to present fresh fruit.

Hollow out a large watermelon using a melon scoop. Then place watermelon balls, and an assortment of fruits such as grapes, melon balls, and strawberries inside.

On a large tray arrange slices of cantaloupe, wedges of watermelon, whole strawberries, and bunches of grapes.

In a bowl, poor a light fruit glaze over a mixture of sliced bananas, strawberries, chunks of cantaloupe and grapes. Go into the teacherspetplace archives (Friday May 12) and find a recipe for fruit glaze.

With so many fruit choices available it’s a healthy substitute for dessert.

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