Spicy Cider Jack-o'-Lanterns

Spicy Cider Jack-o'-Lanterns

Treat your family to this beautiful fruit dessert that's decorated with whipped topping - perfect for Halloween.

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large oranges
cups apple juice, chilled
cup red cinnamon candies
(3-oz.) pkg. orange or lemon-flavor gelatin
cup whipped topping
  1. Cut "lid" from stem end of each orange; discard lids. With spoon or fingers, scoop and scrape out flesh from each orange to within 1/4 inch of peel, being careful not to puncture peel. Reserve orange flesh for another use. Place orange shells on cookie sheet or tray.
  2. In small saucepan, combine 1 cup of the apple juice and cinnamon candies. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to a boil and candies melt, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add gelatin; stir at least 2 minutes or until completely dissolved. Stir in remaining 1 cup cold apple juice. Pour evenly into orange shells. Refrigerate 4 hours.
  3. With small sharp knife, cut out jack-o'-lantern features into side of each orange. Carefully remove peel to reveal gelatin under features. (If gelatin does not release well, rinse paper towel in hot water and wring out; press hot towel on features to soften gelatin slightly, then remove peel.)
  4. To serve, top each dessert with dollop of whipped topping. If desired, sprinkle with cinnamon.
Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 serving)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 65mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 71g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 63g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 2 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 5 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.