Oranges En Surprise for All Things Orange at #SundaySupper

Hmmm, I was thinking what could I do for this week. I of course immediately went for the fall theme of pumpkins, breads, soups. Warm and fall like recipes but I again wanted something different. What is more orange than an orange!! Ken reminded me of the oranges we had made when we did a Titanic dinner.

Titanic came out in 1997 and I quickly fell in love with the movie. I had found a book called “The Last Dinner on the Titanic” so decided to have a Titanic dinner party. There was a  9 course dinner menu in the book that I altered slightly. We had Lobster Thermidor and Quail with Cherries, soups and sorbets. I had everyone dress in period costumes and invited them as one of the real people on the boat with official baggage tags and boarding passes. A very fun evening!! I had a chef come in to finish each dish and serve. This is when we served the Oranges En Surprise. A light dessert for anytime of the year. In 1912 it was a rarity to see citrus fruits in Northern climes so this was an extravagant dessert. It is an easy dessert to make and one that will get you ooohs and aaahs. Enjoy!

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Oranges En Surprise for All Things Orange at #SundaySupper
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 4
A fabulous light dessert for anytime of the year!
  • 4 large navel oranges
  • 2 cups orange sherbet
  • 2 egg whites
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • ½ cup fruit sugar
  • Dash of almond extract
  • Fresh mint leaves
  1. Cut off the quarter top of each orange and discard. Make sure your orange will stand up, otherwise cut a small slice off the bottom being careful not to cut through to the pulp. With a grapefruit spoon carefully remove the pulp from the interior of the orange.
  2. Place hollowed out oranges on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper and place in the freezer for at least 30 min. or until rigid.
  3. Fill the oranges with the sherbet dividing evenly and packing firmly. Freeze again for 30 min. or up to 2 days.
  4. When ready to serve preheat the oven to 425F. In a stand up mixer beat the egg whites until frothy and then add the pinch of cream of tartar. Continue beating and gradually add the sugar. Beat for another 3 min. or until the eggs are glossy and thick peaks form. Stir in the almond extract.
  5. Remove oranges from the freezer and place on a baking sheet. Cover the tops of the oranges with the meringue mixture by either piping or dolloping it on. Bake at 425F for 2 min. then lower the heat to 375F and continue to bake for 3-5 min. or until the meringue is slightly browned and set.
  6. Garnish with a mint leaf and serve immediately.

Recipe adapted form Last Dinner on The Titanic

The #SundaySupper family is using the spirit of the season to inspire you and will be sharing some fabulous dishes at the #SundaySupper table this week, and we do hope that you’ll join us!

Just look at all of the fabulous dishes being offered up this week:


Sunrise  (Breakfast and Brunch)

Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes is bringing her Orange Ricotta Pancakes

Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts is baking up some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Heather from Girlichef is bringing Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spiced Buttermilk Glaze

Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes is making Pumpkin Donut Puffs

Patti from Comfy Cuisine is bringing  Classic Orange Marmalade

Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz is making Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins with Craisins and Walnuts

Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet is cooking up some Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal

Jamie from Mama Mommy Mom is bringing Butternut Squash Butter

Chelsea from Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence is bringing Pumpkin Spiced Donuts with Chai Icing


High Noon (Soups, Salads and Sandwiches)

Renee from Magnolia Days is serving up some Butternut Squash Soup

Beate from Galactopdx is bringing her Carrot Ginger Soup

Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is making some Curried Sweet Potato Salad With Cranberries and Pecans

Megan from I Run For Wine is making Skinny Roasted Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup

Sarah from What Smells So Good is filling our bowls with some Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

Alice from Hip Foodie Mom is coming with her Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad

Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is making Cider – Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

Tora from Tora’s Real Food is bringing Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup

Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food is making Monty’s Pumpkin Soup

Lyn from The Lovely Pantry is bringing Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Soup

Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic is whipping up some Mandarin Chicken Salad


Sunset (Dinner and Main Dishes)

Sarah from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends is offering up some Pumpkin Ravioli

Shelia from Pippis In The Kitchen Again is serving her Roasted Squash and Ricotta with Honey

Pam from The Meltaways is making Spooky Stuffed Peppers

Patsy from Famfriendsfood is bringing her Carrot Souffle

Laura from Small Wallet Big Appetite is bringing Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters

Mehereen from Chattering Kitchen is making Sichuan Orange Glazed Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds

Tammi from Momma’s Meals is making Hearty Pork Stew

Kristin from Kwistin’s Favorites is making Orange Chicken

Soni from Soni’s Food For Thought is cooking up some Rigatoni with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce

Shelby from Diabetic Foodie is cooking up some Moroccan Vegetable Stew

Dara from Generation Y Foodie is bringing Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Brandie from Home Cooking Memories is sharing a DIY Baked Sweet Potato Bar

Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites  is bringing Rice and Fig Stuffed Mini Pumpkins


By The Bonfire (Sweets, Snacks and Sips)

Carla from Chocolate Moosey is making Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Butter Caramel Sauce

Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks is offering up some Pumpkin Cake Truffles

Shelia from Cooking Underwriter is bringing Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa

Anne from Webicurean  is making some Drunken Pumpkin Bread

Karen from In The Kitchen With KP is making Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Leslie La Cocina De Leslie is making Sweet Potato Atole

Seet Fei from My Trials in The Kitchen is bringing Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls

Tara from Noshing With The Nolands is bringing Oranges En Suprise

Susan from The Girl in The Red Kitchen is making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone with Pumpkin Glaze

Conni from Mrs. Mama Hen is making Orange Glazed Poundcake

Isabel from Family Foodie is baking up Moist Pumpkin Bread

Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings is baking up a Vegan Pumpkin Orange Cake

Brenda from Meal Planning Magic is whipping up some Creamy Pumpkin Dip

Laura from Family Spice is making some Unprocessed and Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

Kathya from Basic and Delicious is baking up Butternut Squash and Carrot Bread

Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is serving up Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

Stephanie from The Cookie A Day Challenge is whipping up some Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Katie from She Like Ruffles, He Likes Truffles is bringing Pumpkin Harvest Cookies

Nancy from Gotta Get Baked is baking up some Orange Macadamia Dark Chocolate Cookies

Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  is bringing Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Katy from Happy Baking Days is bringing Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze

Sandra from Midlife Road Trip is bringing Orange ya glad it’s fall! Hungarian Apricot/Walnut pastries



Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper.

We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm(Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite recipes featuring our favorite fall color.

All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat.

We’d also love to feature your easy go to recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.

Come hungry!




  1. Pam @ The Meltaways says

    What a fun dinner idea! My husband LOVES the movie and would love the idea! What gorgeous pictures for a lovely dessert! Thank you so much for joining in this week!

  2. says

    Oh a great idea for a dinner party theme :)Love your dessert!So elegant and stunning to look at!The mint adds a wonderful touch and color to the dish :)

  3. says

    What a fun idea for a dinner party! And these desserts are spectacular….such a beautiful presentation!!! Great #Sunday Supper dish :)

  4. Sarah says

    I want to be invited to the Titanic party. You are like my coworker. She always has a theme. These are just too cute for words. The novelty of eating out of an orange itself is pretty genius. Great jon Tara! And your merigue (fluff) looks beautiful!

  5. says

    Tara these are just the cutest things I’ve seen all week. I would be so thrilled to have someone put one of these in front of me for dessert. Gorgeous.

  6. says

    Um, can you have another Titanic themed dinner and can I come? That sounds like so much fun (despite the sad end met by the Titanic and her passengers). And this dessert sounds divine – I love how it’s served in the orange. Beautiful!

  7. says

    These are beautiful and sound very refreshing. I love oranges! Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.


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