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Mario Batali's Fresh Watermelon with Cool Citrus Mascarpone

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A cool, refreshing, and amazing dessert!
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
4
cost
$
Though this cool dessert is amazing, you’d never find it on a menu in Italy, where they are smart enough to leave the perfect fruit alone. But I could not resist gilding the alleged lily.
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ingredients
  • 1 orange
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 grapefruit
  • 1 pound watermelon
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    1 orange
    2 lemons
    1 grapefruit
    Zest the orange, lemons, and grapefruit, then use a sharp knife to cut off any remaining peel and pith.
  • 2
    Cut between the membranes to free the individual segments, working over a bowl to catch the juices.
  • 3
    Reserve the segments and juice separately.
  • 4
    1 pound watermelon
    Halve the watermelon lengthwise.
  • 5
    Using a melon baller, cut the melon into balls and place in a shallow serving bowl.
  • 6
    Add the reserved fruit juices and set aside.
  • 7
    1 cup mascarpone cheese
    2 tablespoons sugar
    In a blender, mix the mascarpone, fruit zests, and the sugar until smooth.
  • 8
    The mixture should be as thick as yogurt; if necessary, thin with a little water.
  • 9
    Drizzle the mascarpone over watermelon balls and sprinkle the fruit segments over and serve cool.
 
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