Watermelon Pudding or Sauce

Watermelon Pudding or Sauce created by JinithA SanjO

A unique, good tasting, somewhat exotic dessert. Called "Gelo di Melone" if you use all the ingredients, a summer treat in Sicily. In making this the first time, I imagined soaking sliced sponge layers to make a true watermelon cake; or using this instead of raspberry jam in a trifle. This recipe is paraphrased (with apologies) from Nick Malgieri's book: Great Italian Desserts.

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  • Prepare watermelon juice by scooping the meat and removing the seeds; liquefy in blender or food processor (I make extra to chill and drink).
  • Stir sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan; add about half the juice stirring until thoroughly combined, then add the rest.
  • Cook over moderate heat; stir, scraping the bottom with a wide spatula, occasionally at first, then constantly as it begins to thicken.
  • Reduce heat to low when the mixture begins to bubble and continue stirring for 3-5 minutes.
  • Pour into a bowl, stirring occasionally, until it reaches room temperature then stir in the vanilla.
  • Add the optional ingredients if desired and pour into individual serving cups or a serving dish.
  • Chill well before serving (it will thicken to a consistency like Jello as it chills) and serve with whipped cream or cookies if desired.
  • If using as a sauce, thin if necessary to the consistency desired with additional watermelon juice.
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"A unique, good tasting, somewhat exotic dessert. Called "Gelo di Melone" if you use all the ingredients, a summer treat in Sicily. In making this the first time, I imagined soaking sliced sponge layers to make a true watermelon cake; or using this instead of raspberry jam in a trifle. This recipe is paraphrased (with apologies) from Nick Malgieri's book: Great Italian Desserts."

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  1. JinithA SanjO
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  3. Vegan Courtney
    Just like my uncles in Brooklyn used to make. I'd give it 10 stars if I could! We throw in semi-sweet chips to look like seeds, and serve it in the watermelon rind. Pictures forthcoming. Once again, thank you! A real treat. :)
  4. TommyGato
    A unique, good tasting, somewhat exotic dessert. Called "Gelo di Melone" if you use all the ingredients, a summer treat in Sicily. In making this the first time, I imagined soaking sliced sponge layers to make a true watermelon cake; or using this instead of raspberry jam in a trifle. This recipe is paraphrased (with apologies) from Nick Malgieri's book: Great Italian Desserts.
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