Darienne Sutton
Recipe by Real Simple September 2007


Credit: Quentin Bacon

Recipe Summary

Makes 6 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut the watermelon into large pieces, discarding the rind. Place in the bowl of a food processor and puree. Strain the pureed watermelon through a fine strainer to remove the pulp and seeds (this should yield about 3 cups of watermelon juice). In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the gelatin with 1 cup of the watermelon juice; let stand for 3 minutes. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, warm the remaining watermelon juice and the sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Whisk in the gelatin mixture and lemon juice. Remove from heat. Lightly oil an 8-inch square glass baking dish. Pour in the mixture, cover, and refrigerate overnight. To serve, cut the jelly into cubes and divide among individual bowls. Drizzle the sparkling wine over the top, if desired.


Nutrition Facts

219 calories; calories from fat 4%; fat 1g; sodium 12mg; carbohydrates 52g; fiber 2g; sugars 45g; protein 6g.