Jack-o'-Lantern Gelatin

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Jack-o'-Lantern Gelatin
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 4 hr 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Treat your family to this beautiful fruit dessert that's decorated with whipped topping - perfect for Halloween.
Updated Apr 12, 2016


  • 4 large oranges
  • 2 cups apple juice, chilled
  • 1/4 cup red cinnamon candies
  • 1 (3-oz.) pkg. Jell-O™ orange or lemon-flavored gelatin
  • 1/2 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.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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