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Cantaloupe recipes


1 cantaloupe, halved and peeled

1 gallon water

2 c. white sugar

Ice cubes as needed

Scrape the cantaloupe meat lengthwise with a spoon or melon baller and place in a punch bowl. Add water and sugar. Mix thoroughly until all the sugar is dissolved. Chill with the addition of plenty of ice cubes.


2 small cantaloupes, halved and seeded

1 pint strawberries, hulled

1 c. pineapple or lemon sherbet

½ c. strawberry jam

¼ c. orange juice

Mint leaves

Remove fruit from melons with melon baller. Arrange melon balls and strawberries in melon halves. Top each with scoops of sherbet. Mix jam and orange juice; spoon over sherbet. Garnish with mint leaves.


3 eggs

1 c. vegetable oil

2 c. white sugar

1 Tbs. vanilla extract

2 c. cantaloupe, seeded, peeled and puréed

3 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

¾ tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. ground cinnamon


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