Orange Jack-o'-Lanterns with Sorbet

Invite a crew of frozen friends for dessert. Cut off the top quarter of an orange. Scoop out flesh with a spoon, then carve eyes, noses, and grins with a utility knife.

  • Servings: 4
Orange Jack-o'-Lanterns with Sorbet

Photography: Kate Sears

Source: Halloween 2007, Special Issue 2007

Ingredients

  • 4 navel oranges
  • 2 pints mango, passion-fruit, or orange sorbet, softened

Directions

  1. Slice off the top quarter of each orange, and reserve for lid. Using a grapefruit spoon or paring knife, scoop or cut out interior of oranges. Reserve flesh for another use, such as fresh orange juice.

  2. Use our templates or draw a jack-o'-lantern face freehand. Tape paper to hollowed orange, and cut out features with a craft knife or other small, sharp knife.

  3. Pack each orange with sorbet, and top it with a "lid." Bend floral wire, and poke it in -- not through -- top of orange for tendrils. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and place in the freezer until firm, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Oranges with sorbet can be frozen for up to 3 days.

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