Monday, October 24, 2011


On the menu at a favourite restaurant is an item I usually can't resist: a frozen lemon filled with lemon sorbet. Delicious! A refreshing dessert for sharing! I think it's also a nice idea to fill oranges with sorbet.

If  Halloween is close by, why not cut out jack-o'-lantern faces on the oranges before filling them up?  Big and little kids will love them, and little kids will find carving an orange is lots easier than carving a pumpkin!  The oranges will be my Halloween offering to my nephew Alex, who I am sure will be very happy to receive them.  I just hope he is kind enough to share ... with me... 


  1. 4 navel oranges
  2. 2 pints softened mango or strawberry sorbet (or use another flavour you like)  
  3. some mint leaves


  • Slice off the top quarter of each orange and reserve to use as a lid. Using a spoon or small knife, carefully scoop out the interior of the oranges. Reserve the flesh for another purpose.
  • If you will serve the oranges for Halloween, draw a jack-o'-lantern face on each orange.  Cut out the features with a small, sharp knife.
  • Pack each orange with sorbet, and top it with its "lid." 
  • Transfer the oranges to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and place them in the freezer until they are firm.  This should take at least 30 minutes.
  • Before serving, top each orange with some mint leaves.  These can be secured with toothpicks.


  1. What a great idea, Ana! I like the ones with mango. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. How creative, Ana. Looks fun and sounds delicious.

  3. I love sorbet in the fruit. I can find good ones at the local Italian deli. Im sorry I didn't make this - they are so cute! Happy weekend.

  4. Thank you Disco! Thank you Karen!

  5. Ana, I didn't find your site in time to enjoy these for Halloween, but I've put them on my to-do list. This is my first visit to your site and I've just spent some time browsing through your earlier posts. I'mso glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. Thank you my dear Pru! Try them when the weather gets better.

  7. Too bad I didn't find these in time for Halloween...they are too cute! I am making them next year!