Cream Cheese-Filled Cantaloupe Bowls with Watermelon Sauce

Cream Cheese-Filled Cantaloupe Bowls with Watermelon Sauce

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Light cream cheese and a fresh tasting, raspberry-watermelon sauce turn ordinary cantaloupe into a delightful dessert.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons light tub-style cream cheese or mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped pecans or almonds, toasted
  • ½ medium cantaloupe, seeded
  • ⅓ cup seeded, cubed watermelon
  • ⅓ cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon dried lavender or dried rosemary, crushed
  • ¼ cup fresh raspberries (optional)
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Preparation

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  1. In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, the 1 teaspoon honey, and the nutmeg until smooth. Stir in pecans. Set aside.
  2. Using a #16 ( ¼-cup) ice cream scoop, scoop two large balls out of the cantaloupe (one side of each ball will be indented). Save remaining cantaloupe for another use. Set each cantaloupe ball in a small bowl or custard cup, indented side up. (If necessary, cut a thin slice from the bottom of each ball so it sits flat.)
  3. Spoon or pipe cream cheese mixture into the indentation of each melon ball.
  4. In a blender or small food processor, combine watermelon, the ⅓ cup raspberries, the 2 teaspoons honey, and the dried lavender. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Press through a sieve to remove raspberry seeds. Spoon watermelon mixture around cheese-filled cantaloupe cups. If desired, garnish with the ¼ cup raspberries and mint leaves.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 portion cantaloupe, 2 tablespoons cream cheese mixture, and 2 tablespoons watermelon mixture
  • Per serving: 144 calories; 6 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 21 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 21 mcg folate; 11 mg cholesterol; 18 g sugars; 2,853 IU vitamin A; 34 mg vitamin C; 48 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 125 mg sodium; 269 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (57% daily value), Vitamin C (57% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, ½ high-fat protein, ½ other carbohydrate

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