Cantaloupe Red Wine Surprise

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Kree6528

Now this is the way to eat fruit! The recipe is from Everyday Italian on the Food Network. I love Giada!

Top Review by echo echo

This is NICE. Warming without simmering preserves the alcohol's zip and the basil adds an unexpected accent. Definitely sip up the wine after the fruit is gone!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Warm wine in a shallow saucepan over low heat; it should be steaming but not simmering. Dissolve sugar in wine; remove from heat. Pour into medium glass bowl and allow to completely cool.
  2. Using a melon baller, scoop out balls of cantaloupe and add to the wine mixture. Thinly slice the outer peel from half a lemon into 4 strips; add to bowl. Add chopped basil. Stir gently.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  4. Divide between 4 wine glasses and serve chilled.
  5. NOTE: The cantaloupe is meant to be eaten, not drunk, although you can feel free to drink up the rest of the wine afterwards! I just thought I should clarify.

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