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Jack-o’-Lantern Oranges

This is a great way to get the kids to eat nourishing fruit during the candy-laden Halloween season. They can even help cut up the apples and grapes with plastic knives and decide how they want their fancy orange to look!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 8 small navel oranges
  • 1 small apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup halved seedless red grapes
  • Slivered almonds and whole cloves


  • Choose which side of each orange will be the jack-o'-lantern's face; cut a thin slice from the bottom of each so that it rests flat. Cut another small slice from the top. Spoon out pulp. Chop pulp and combine with apple and grapes; set aside.
  • Cut faces as desired; decorate with cloves and almonds. Spoon fruit mixture into jack-o'-lanterns.

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  • NDachshund2
    Aug 30, 2013

    Great idea for kid friendly snacking. I would make these year round and just mix up the face decorations.

  • Kaffaroni
    Nov 22, 2011

    Oops, forgot to rate!

  • Kaffaroni
    Nov 22, 2011

    What a great idea! My granddaughter loved them. Since it lists only almonds and cloves for face-decorating, I'd say the teeth are made from almonds.

  • twinsister
    Oct 24, 2011

    I haven't made these yet, but, they are so adorable and healthy for you, too! What a cute idea!

  • ctmom05
    Oct 22, 2011

    This is clever way to dress up what's good for you(children and adults alike!

  • nanabernice
    Oct 22, 2011

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  • wandnapper
    Oct 22, 2011

    These were easy to make and a huge hit! I think they are so clever and cute. I'd like to know what was used for the teeth on the one pumpkin. I cut the tip off candy corn and kind of mushed them in the opening.

  • nogobabs
    Oct 22, 2011

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  • martinkathy
    Sep 8, 2011

    I found a recipe simalor to this in a comic book when I was first married (50) yrs ago. we hollowed out the orange, use the pulp to make jello and use little birthday candles I cut them in half too, put inside of oorange jack-o-lanterns and then display on outdoor ledge we had a planter around the front enterway Makes a really fun display. been doing it till last year. you have to hunt for Oranges that ore Orange. and sometimes that if hard. kC