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Minted Cantaloupe Balls

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Ingredients
  Ripe cantaloupe 1 Large
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt grains 3
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Mint leaves 12
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Green food coloring 2 Drop
  Mint sprig 1
Directions

Using a melon-ball cutter, cut out balls (about 3 cups) from cantaloupe; cover and chill thoroughly.
Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan.
Blend in the water.
Stir in mint leaves and bruise by pressing with back of a spoon.
Stirring constantly, bring rapidly to boiling and cook until mixture is transparent and slightly thickened.
Remove from heat; cool slightly and strain.
Mix in butter and then food coloring.
Chill.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Interest: 
Party

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