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Orange Jack-o'-Lanterns with Sorbet

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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

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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  • Shell-beststeamirononline-org
    11 OCT, 2012
    Love these, they are so cute! Had an idea though for a 'warmer' pudding, how about a steamed sponge scooped in with a chocolate orange sauce? Would look spooky and taste lovely! :)
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  • graysonsgrandma
    21 OCT, 2008
    It took me four hours to do ten of these. They are very cute though , and doing them 3 days ahead of time works well.
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  • graysonsgrandma
    21 OCT, 2008
    It took me four hours to do ten of these. They are very cute though , and doing them 3 days ahead of time works well.
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  • tmgoosney
    13 OCT, 2008
    Who says you need to fill it??? What a great idea to make fuit fun for kids!!
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  • mamajunebug
    23 SEP, 2008
    You could avoid the sorbet soup problem by filling them with mandarin orange segments instead of sorbet. It isn't gourmet, but little kids would probably be just as impressed.
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  • aspmom
    22 SEP, 2008
    I am soooo going to try this for my Room Mom show off bit!! I can just imagin them all melting. Oh well sorbet soup- they'll love it!! It is all about the presentation and this one is AWESOME!
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  • Bleuzette
    14 SEP, 2008
    How clever, easy, and will make a great impact... fantastic!
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  • vallari
    12 SEP, 2008
    I will use this as a dessert for my doll club! I just know they will love it. The chocolate ice cream is a great idea too!
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  • MamaMel
    12 SEP, 2008
    I made these a few years ago, the kids loved them! I used chocolate ice cream instead of the sorbet which looked great!
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  • AyNeWe
    10 SEP, 2008
    This is idea is so adorable and I love sorbert ice cream!!
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