Halloween is approaching and while everyone thinks of candy and chocolate, many seasonal events call for healthier fare. If you want to be festive, but also serve something healthy at your Halloween party or potluck these Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Cups are perfect. All you need are some oranges, other cut fruit and some time.
These are also fun for kids to help make. They love to create the scary, and goofy faces on the orange cups. There's no real strict recipe for the amount of types of fruit. Just be creative and choose your family favorites. If you have too much fruit for the orange cups, simply save and enjoy as a fruit salad. The orange cup presentation works for any time of year...just skip the faces.
Jack -O-Lantern Fruit Cups
- 12 navel oranges
- Bite size cut fruits – I used pineapple, cantaloupe, grapes, oranges, apples (figure about 3/4 cup per orange)
Cut top 1/4 of orange across the top to make a lid/top and set aside
Using a paring knife cut all the way around inside of orange from pith. Using a teaspoon or grapefruit spoon, dig out orange. Reserve orange for cutting and adding to fruit cups. Scrape inside orange to get other large pieces but be careful not to tear orange side.
Fill each orange with fruit salad. Put lid back on.
Using a black permanent marker pen to draw desired faces.