Cagettes de melons “Le Puits d’Amour” – “The Well of Love” melon crates
Today we are sharing a quick, easy and pretty melon dessert inspired from the “voilier de melon” (melon sailboat) French appetizer: un canoë de melon (a melon canoe). We picked up a few “Le Puits d’Amour” (The Well of Love) melons at the farmer’s market to make our pretty fresh melon canoe. When we told the farmer we needed them for dinner that same day, he said “pas de soucis madame, j’ai ce qu’il vous faut” (no problem ma’am, I have just what you need). After smelling and touching several of them, he gave us two perfectly ripe melons. “Tenez, ma p’tite dame” (literally translates to “here you go my little lady” but is really understood as and means “here you go ma’am”).
We prepared them in a flash and each bite felt like a juicy candy, so sweet and delicious! This dessert can be made with any type of melons so you can take friends & family on a melon canoe ride any time with Art of the Home recipe below. Enjoy and bon appétit!
INGREDIENTS (4 servings)
- 1 nicely ripe melon
- Toothpicks (optional)
- Cut melon in half and scoop out seeds.
- Cut each half in half to get four 1/4 melons. With a knife, slide blade under the melon flesh to separate the flesh from the melon rind (the melon outer shell). Leave the flesh on the ring.
- Make about half an inch slices on each wedge and slightly pull each of them out in opposing directions.
- Serve on an dessert platter with fork or toothpicks (perfect if serving for an appetizer).