I don't often order dessert when I eat out, but on the menu at one of my favorite restaurants there is an item I usually can't resist: a frozen lemon filled with lemon sorbet. Delicious! So good! A refreshing dessert to share with someone, like say my nephew, who loves, loves, loves, ice cream or sorbet, any time of the year. I think it's a nice idea to fill oranges with sorbet too! 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...
- 4 navel oranges
- 2 pints mango, or strawberry sorbet, softened (or use another flavor that you like. Just don't try blackberry Cabernet--I did and I threw it out. Absolutely awful)!
- some mint leaves
- Slice off the top quarter of each orange and reserve it 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.