Cantaloupe Melba

         Yield: 8 Servings
Categories: Fruits, Vegetarian, Desserts

2 c Fresh raspberries* 1/3 c Sugar 2 tb Orange-flavored liqueur** 2 Cantaloupes 3 c Raspberry sherbet * Or unsweetened frozen raspberries, defrosted **Or raspberry-flavored brandy (optional) In a blender or food processor, whirl raspberries until pureed. Pour through a sieve to remove seeds. Stir sugar and liqueur (if used) into puree and mix well; cover and chill. Halve cantaloupes and remove seeds; peel and cut into thin slices. Line each of 8 small dessert bowls or goblets with 3 or 4 melon slices. Top melon with a scoop of sherbet and pour 2 tablespoons chilled raspberry sauce over sherbet. Raspberry sherbet in goblets lined with sliced cantaloupe and topped with Melba sauce would make a memorable finale for a menu featuring an egg and cheese dish. Per Serving (including liqueur): 2 grams protein, 45 grams carbohydrate, no cholesterol, 186 calories. From Sunset Menus & Recipes for Vegetarian Cooking, Lane Publishing Co.