These adorable, healthy little fruit cups are sure to bring a smile to the faces of your little ones. Even if you don’t have a Halloween party, they’d be cute greeting them at the breakfast table. They don’t have to be perfect (as you can see, mine aren’t!) But they ARE fun! And so easy to make, you can whip them out in less time than it takes to section out a grapefruit!
Jack o’ Lantern Fruit Cups
- Large oranges
- Assorted fruit: Berries (blueberries, raspberries, etc.), bananas, pineapple, apple (whatever you like)
Instructions: If the orange is not level, slice a bit off the bottom. Then cut the top off the orange (as you would a real pumpkin), and save it so your Jack o’ Lantern can wear his jaunty little hat. Using the same knife, cut all the way around the inside of the orange – into part of the white (if it has a thick peel). Then cut a + sign deeply into the top of the meat of the orange and scoop each section out. A teaspoon works well. You may wish to save it to add to the other fruit. Scrape the inside. It doesn’t have to be scraped clean. You just want enough space for the fruit.
To make the face of your Jack o’ Lantern, use the tip of a sharp knife to cut triangles for the eyes and nose and pop the peel out. Cut the mouth as you like. Then fill with fruit. If you’re using apple or banana, fill it just before you’re ready to serve them. If you’re using berries and the orange, you can prepare these a day in advance and refrigerate.
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