Easy Lemon Basket Garnish
These little baskets are SO much fun and so easy to make! Perfect to put on a Spring plate, buffet or just on the dinner table to make everything look Big and Bold! Step by step instructions follow below. The key to success with this is to make sure you use the right tools: A sharp knife, a serrated knife and a melon baller.
PS: You can do this with ANY size oblong fruit! Try honeydew, cantaloupe, and more! With the bigger fruit, you may need to slice off a piece of the flesh on the bottom to create a flat spot so the basket doesn't topple over.
Find the natural resting spot (flat spot) on the lemon by letting it roll on the counter and see where it sits. This is the bottom of the basket.
Remove the top quarter of the lemon, just to the right of center, leaving enough flesh behind for the handle. Repeat on the opposite quarter.
Remove the fruit from under the handle using the serrated blade to cut the flesh.
Using the serrated blade (here I used a grapefruit knife) cut around and under the fruit as best as you can.
Gently use the melon baller to remove the rest of the fruit to scoop out the inside of the basket.
If desired, use the sharp knife to cut a pointed edge around the bottom of the basket.
Fill with whatever you desire! Garnish with an edible flower to make it extra pretty. Enjoy!