Spring Treats: Watermelon Jell-O Petites

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Yield: Makes 20 fruit slices

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 (3-ounce) pkg. strawberry-flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup chopped fresh OR frozen* strawberries (*thawed )
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 5 limes, halved, pulp scooped out & discarded, AND rind halves reserved
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or basil seeds

Directions

  1. Slice the fruit cleanly in half lengthwise (through the axis).
  2. Carefully remove the pulp while keeping the half rind fully intact.
  3. Ensure that the rinds are dry (you can use paper towels to blot them).
  4. Set each half rind upright in a muffin pan so you can fill it with Jello.
  5. Mix the water with the gelatin (just like you would to make jigglers).
  6. You’ll want the Jell-O a little firmer than the normal recipe as you have to slice it in half again.
  7. Make sure that the gelatin is well dissolved, and then pour into the fruit before it begins to set.
  8. Fill up as high as you can; the Jell-O will shrink a bit when cooling.
  9. Carefully transfer to the fridge and let set for about three hours, per box directions.
  10. When the Jello is set, place the fruit open-side down on a cutting board, hold it’s shape with one hand and carefully slice in half lengthwise again to form quarters.
  11. Be careful not to smash the fruit as you’ll want to keep the Jello intact (you may use a serrated knife).

Much Love,

Tempest