Oranges En Surprise
for All Things Orange at #SundaySupper
Hmmm, I was thinking what could I do for this week, maybe Orange En Surprise? I of course immediately went for the fall theme of pumpkins, bread, soups. Warm and fall like recipes but I again wanted something different. What is more orange than an orange!! Ken reminded me again 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 any time 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!
Oranges En Surprise for All Things Orange at #SundaySupper
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
- 1/2 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 it 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 from the 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)
Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts is baking up some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
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
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
Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic is whipping up some Mandarin Chicken Salad
Sunset (Dinner and Main Dishes)
Shelia from Pippis In The Kitchen Again is serving her Roasted Squash and Ricotta with Honey
Patsy from Famfriendsfood is bringing her Carrot Souffle
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
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
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
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
Sandra from Midlife Road Trip is bringing Orange ya glad it’s fall! Hungarian Apricot/Walnut pastries
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Comments & Reviews
Beautiful !! Seems light & refreshing. My kids will love this ! Love the addition of mint 🙂
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!
What a fun treat! And a great way to serve orange sherbet.
Megan @Irun4Wine says
OOH! I love this recipe. Nothing better than orange sherbert and I love the meringue! I have to try this out.
These are absolutely beautiful!!! Love the presentation, especially if you’re hosting a dinner/party…such wow factor!
Sandi McKenna says
Totally adorable!! Fun & refreshing!
All I can say is WOW!!! This most be the most beautiful dessert ever! I may give it a try for a holiday with orange sorbet :
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 🙂
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen says
It looks very dramatic, and it´s really so easy and refreshing! Love the combo of orange and meringue.
Anne @ Webicurean says
I love the themed dinner party idea–how fun! This dessert sounds really refreshing too, especially after a rich meal!
Jen @ Juanita's Cocina says
How fun! And the photos are (as always) amazing!
Nice and light and soo pretty Tara!
Love this recipe! It’s gorgeous and tasty. The presentation is fabulous.
Yum, what a refreshing way to cap off a meal!
Nicole @ The Daily Dish says
These are ridiculously adorable. They looks so yummy!
Heather @girlichef says
This is such a fun dessert, I totally want to make it! I love meringue’s, anyway…but love the idea of that sherbet inside. Perfect.
chattering kitchen says
These look so so pretty
Laura Hunter says
Yum, yum, yum! And what amazing presentation
Cindys Recipes says
Lovely Tara! What a cool idea!
Great idea for a dinner party theme! Love these oranges.
Laura @ Family Spice says
Just gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous! I love these kinds of desserts – simply but elegant and fab-u-lous!
Surprise indeed! These are so very pretty, I love the meringue topping!
What a fun idea for a dinner party! And these desserts are spectacular….such a beautiful presentation!!! Great #Sunday Supper dish 🙂
Lyn @LovelyPantry says
This dessert is certainly a conversation piece! And what a cool idea for a dinner party!
Karen Hartzell says
So pretty and I am sure refreshing after a meal. I love sherbet and have since I was a kid, esp in a fun colorful punch. 🙂
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says
Sounds like an awesome party! These oranges look gorgeous and perfect for the theme!
Faye Leong says
Wonderful Post! This looks so refreshing and I must try it out!
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!
Conni Smith says
These are simply beautiful!
Kim Bee 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.
Noshing with the Nolands says
Thank you everyone for coming by and for taking the time to leave a comment. I so appreciate it. Cheers all, Tara.
I love this idea! The oranges look so adorable!
Those are so pretty! Great idea to use the oranges as a container.
The Wimpy Vegetarian says
These are outstanding!! I love, love, love them. I can’t wait to make them!!!
Nancy @ gottagetbaked 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!
Jamie (Mama.Mommy.Mom) says
I love these! They are so cute… and I’m sure my kids would love them. Besides, sherbert is my favorite!
Jamie @ http://www.mamamommymom.com
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.