Monday, 24 October 2011

ORANGES FILLED WITH SORBET, FOR HALLOWEEN OR FOR ANY TIME






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... 




Ingredients:


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

Directions:

  • 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.