Light cream cheese and a fresh tasting, raspberry-watermelon sauce turn ordinary cantaloupe into a delightful dessert. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese, the 1 teaspoon honey, and the nutmeg until smooth. Stir in pecans. Set aside.

  • Using a #16 (1/4-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.)

  • Spoon or pipe cream cheese mixture into the indentation of each melon ball.

  • In a blender or small food processor, combine watermelon, the 1/3 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 1/4 cup raspberries and mint leaves.

Nutrition Facts

144 calories; 6.2 g total fat; 2.6 g saturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 125 mg sodium. 269 mg potassium; 20.9 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g fiber; 18 g sugar; 3.6 g protein; 2853 IU vitamin a iu; 34 mg vitamin c; 21 mcg folate; 48 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 20 mg magnesium;