The Most Elegant Fruit Cups You'll Ever See

Put a grown-up spin on the childhood classic.

 The Most Elegant Fruit Cups You'll Ever See: Melon Fruit Ball Cups

photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK | STYLING BY ANNA HARRINGTON


Fruit Ball Party Cups
Serves 6-8
 
Ingredients
- 1 cantaloupe melon
- 1 papaya
- 3 dragon fruit
- 1 small seedless watermelon
- 16 shiso leaves (these are available at most Japanese markets or on Amazon)
- 4 key limes
- 1 bunch fresh mint
 
6-8 oz glasses work best… should fit approx. 8-10 balls.
 
Directions
Cut melons, dragon fruit, and papaya in half, scoop out the seeds on the papaya and cantaloup.
Use a melon baller to create balls with the melons, dragon fruit and papaya.  Place on a baking sheet so fruit doesn’t get smushed. If you are not serving these cups in near future, place baking sheet in fridge when done balling.
 
When ready to serve, arrange 2 shiso leaves along the side of your small glass. Place balls to your liking, taking some of each type, in the cup.  Add a sprig of mint and 1/2 a key lime to the top edge. Serve immediately.  Encourage your guests to squeeze the lime over their fruit before eating.

Published on April 10, 2017 - 3:00pm EDT

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