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Puréed (PU4) Fresh Cantaloupe

8 Servings
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Nothing says summer like the sweet, juicy taste of fresh cantaloupe from your local farmers' market or produce stand. Versioned for both Minced & Moist, Level 5 (MM5) and Puréed, Level 4 (PU4), these recipes make it easy to prepare a healthy, fruit-based side dish, snack, or dessert at home.


2 quart Cantaloupe, Clean, Peeled and Cubed

3/4 cup Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener

Serving Size

#6 scoop


1. Wash hands before beginning preparation. Sanitize surfaces and equipment (CCP).

2. Select ripe and tender cantaloupe. Cut cantaloupe into large cubes. Measure 2 quarts.

3. Place cantaloupe in a food processor. Do not overfill. Process until fine in consistency.

4. Add Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener and process until smooth.

5. Scrape down sides of processor with rubber spatula and process for an additional 30 seconds.

6. Test consistency before serving per IDDSI Testing Methods for IDDSI Puréed Level 4 (PU4) using the Fork Drip Test, Spoon Tilt Test, No separate thin liquid. Refer to for how to use these testing methods.

7. Hold at 40°F or lower until service (CCP).

8. Serve using #6 scoop.

Serving Suggestions

  • Verify final recipe and any garnishes using IDDSI Testing Methods for IDDSI Puréed, Level 4 (PU4) before service: Fork Drip Test, Spoon Tilt Test, No separate thin liquid.
  • Amount of moisture in cantaloupe can vary. Recipe may be altered to include more or less Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener as well as added liquid in the form of juice, depending on the results of IDDSI testing.
  • Recipe standardized and tested at 40°F. Temperature may affect IDDSI testing results.
  • Make certain to refer to local food regulation for management of time and temperature values for prepared items. This would apply to hot and cold holding as well as time out of temperature control.
  • For optimal quality and safety, these products are intended for immediately consumption upon preparation or within 24 hours following proper handling guidance.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving

Calories 78

Protein 1 g

Total Carbohydrates 19 g

Total Fat 0 g

Sodium 35 mg

Cholesterol 0 mg

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