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!
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Fill the oranges with the sherbet dividing evenly and packing firmly. Freeze again for 30 min. or up to 2 days.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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