Watermelon Macédoine

Watermelon Macédoine

You can make an easy and gorgeous cold dessert by cutting fruit into small pieces and marinating them in sugar. Add some white wine or kirsch if you want to please the adult palate.

Ingredients: 4-5 servings

Grapes (I used seedless kyoho grapes)
10 pieces
Tangerines, oranges, or any other citrus fruit
Any other fruit of your choice
as desired
★ For the marinade:
★ Sugar
5 tablespoons
★ Lemon juice
4 tablespoons
★ Liqueur (aromatic liqueur such as white wine or kirsch are recommended)
optional (2-3 tablespoons)


1. Combine the ★ ingredients in a bowl and set it aside.
2. Peel the fruit, cut into bite-sized pieces, place in the bowl and coat with the ★ ingredients, mixing them together by hand.
3. Once the juice starts to come out of the fruit, chill it until ice cold in the refrigerator. Transfer it into a serving bowl and serve.
4. Top it with some ice cubes or herbs if desired and enjoy it with your friends!

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a cold dessert perfect for summer. It's an Italian dessert of seasonal fruits marinated in a syrup. It's a great dish because of its beautiful jewel-like appearance, plus it can be made very easily.
Since it looks gorgeous, it's perfect for a party menu or to serve it to your guests.