Watermelon Hearts for Fruit Tray

Watermelon Hearts are so cut to add to a fruit tray!

Watermelon Hearts are so cut to add to a fruit tray!

Here is a great way to add some pizzazz to your fruit tray!

Make Watermelon Hearts and arrange them on your fruit tray with other fruit such as strawberries, blueberries and pineapple

Get creative with your next fruit tray and add some watermelon hearts to the fruit arrangement.  When you serve a beautiful fruit tray – like my Pineapple Palm Tree Fruit Tray – it really steals the show.  Fruit trays are great for weddings, brunches or any festive gathering!  

When  you are cutting out the watermelon hearts, be sure to cut the remaining watermelon into chunks to add to the back of the fruit platter.  And here’s one tip.  Be sure to keep a wet washcloth and dry towel handy.  Cutting  fresh fruit is a sticky job.

These watermelon hearts make it fun to eat fruit!  So, lets get started!

Here is what you need to make watermelon hearts

Here is what you need to make watermelon hearts

Begin  by slicing the watermelon into 3/4 inch slices.  I prefer to use the seedless watermelons so you don’t have to remove a lot of seeds as you make the hearts.  Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to cut the watermelon flesh.  You can use any shape you like.  Cookie cutters are available in flower shapes… butterflies…..just let your creativity run wild!

Press the cookie cutter into the watermelon slice and cut out the shapes.

 

Cutting the watermelon hearts

Cutting the watermelon hearts

Cutting the Hearts

Watermelon Hearts are so cut to add to a fruit tray!

Watermelon Hearts are so cut to add to a fruit tray!

Look at how spectacular the Watermelon Hearts look on the Pineapple Palm Tree Fruit Tray!

Fruit Tray with Watermelon Hearts

 One additional note..Try adding fresh flowers and foliage to your fruit tray too!  Just tuck them in and around the fruit for a breathtaking display!

Video: Watermelon Hearts


Get creative with your next fruit tray and add some Watermelon Hearts to the fruit arrangement!

Sugared Strawberries

Looking for Fresh Strawberry Recipes? 

I love easy strawberry recipes!  This Southern treat will make your taste buds dance with delight!  The trick to great sugared strawberries is to let them set at room temperature long enough to develop a fantastic syrup.  Use this recipe with Strawberry Shortcakes ( either homemade – or store bought pound cake), over vanilla ice cream, with waffles or french toast, or just enjoy a simple bowl of Southern Sugared Strawberries.  My daughter Kacy, calls these ” Sugared Down Strawberries”.  However you choose to enjoy them – they are a summertime treat!

 (This is my Mom’s antique milk glass bowl which she recently gave to me.  I think it’s perfect for the Sugared Strawberries! ) 

Sugared Strawberries
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 16 oz whole fresh strawberries
  • ¾ cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Wash and slice the strawberries - removing the leaves and stems. I like to cut them into quarters.
  2. Add the sliced or quartered strawberries and the sugar to a bowl.
  3. Stir gently to combine well.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let set at room temperature for about 2 hours.
  5. Stir well before serving.
Notes
Sugared strawberries are good served over pound cake, shortcake, ice cream, waffles or french toast.

Watch my How-to Video for Sugared Strawberries!

Video: Sweetened Strawberries


This Southern treat will make your taste buds dance with delight! Learn the secret trick for making that yummy syrup with Sugared Strawberries!

 

 

 

 

Wash and slice the strawberries removing the leaves and stems.

 

Add the sliced strawberries and the sugar to a bowl.

Stir gently to combine well.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let set a room temperature for about 2 hours, or refrigerate for up to 4 hours. ( I prefer to let the strawberries set out at room temperature because they get very soft when they are refrigerated.)

Stir well before serving. The strawberries will develop a wonderful syrup as they set at room temperature.  These are good served over shortcake, pound cake or ice cream.

To download the printable recipe with the how-to photos, click hereSugared Strawberries

 

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