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How to make Jack-o-Lanterns from oranges

Orange is the new Black Pumpkin

I kind of want to throw a Halloween brunch now, just for the excuse to make and serve these adorable fruit-filled oranges again.

The theme could be “Monsters in Pajamas” and everyone would come as his or her favorite monster dressed in pajamas. If only my friends were cool enough to go for such an idea…

How to make jack o lanterns from oranges.

These festive orange bowls are:


-Easy to make

-And you can fill them with anything from curry, to fruit, to ice cream or chocolate mousse!


Jack-O-Lantern Oranges

  • oranges
  • a small, sharp kitchen knife (or an Xacto knife)
  • filling of choice: fruit salad, oatmeal, yogurt, chocolate mousse, sorbet, etc.

Slice the tops off of the oranges and set aside. Cut around the insides and remove the orange segments. (Reserve for fruit salad, homemade orange juice, or smoothies.) Cut out faces as you would for a real jack-o-lantern, then fill and serve.

Step-by-Step Photos:


Step One: Gather your oranges.

orange slices

Step Two: Slice off the tops with a sharp knife or an Xacto, and cut around the insides. Remove the orange sections and reserve for fruit salad, homemade orange juice, or smoothies.

Orange Jack O Lanterns

Step Three: Cut out faces, treating the orange as if it were a real jack-o-lantern pumpkin.


How to make jack o lanterns from oranges.

Fill with whatever you desire.

I used my recipe for Addictive Fruit Salad.

Question of the Day:

Would you be cool enough to come to my Monsters in Pajamas party?

Assuming that you would (because you’re all awesome like that, right?), what monster would you be? I might go as a mummy in feetie pajamas. Although Frankenstein in lingerie would be fun…

Link of the Day:

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Dawn says:

    That is such a great idea! I definitely should try it.

  2. I would definitely be Frankenstein’s wife in Flannel 😀

  3. Lauren says:

    Hahaha! This is awesome! So creative…and so much easier than digging out a bunch of slimy goo….anyone else hate that? I’ll definitely have to try this out! 🙂

    1. Leslie says:

      Yes! Yuck!

  4. Awesome! I’ve done something similar with a pepper. Great idea!

  5. Honeybird says:

    That is such a CUTE idea!! ^-^

  6. xiaoxi says:

    Thanks Katie for a wonderful idea!! It will be much easier than pumpkin and more convenient!! I am a long time reader for your blog. this is my first comment.

  7. Laura Miller says:

    Hmmm, who would I come as? I have no idea, we never really celebrated Halloween as kids, because my mom is against it. I’ve done something small with my friends the past couple years though.

    I think I’d just come in hot pink footie pajamas and call it good. 🙂

    By the way, the oranges are adorable! A great little alternative to a jack-o-lantern. I bet you could put candles in them and the house would smell great!

  8. Honeybird says:

    That is such a CUTE idea!! ^-^
    I’ve only made jack-o’s with pumpkins until now.

  9. Erin says:

    So cute! If I was even the tiniest bit artsy I would attempt these, but alas, I think I’d slice my fingers up more than the orange 😉

  10. Andrea says:

    Does Morticia count as a monster (from the Addams Family)? If yes, her! If no, then bride of Frankenstein in wedding lingerie. 🙂 Ooooooh or Cousin Itt! (Can you tell I have a thing for the Addams Family? In high school I had one of my bedroom walls dedicated to the show.)

  11. how cute! what a perfect after school snack!

  12. Mira says:

    They look awesome!

  13. Debbie says:

    What a great and simple idea. I love it.

  14. the 3volution of j3nn says:

    How cute!! A chocolate stem might just complete the look.

  15. anita says:

    I would so come to a monster tea party!! Bride of Frankenstein would be fun to be. 🙂

  16. Emma says:

    Haha me and my friends would actually do that 🙂 I would come as the Cookie Monster obviously, and have a giant cookie sticking out my mouth!

    1. Ash says:

      hehehe the cookie monster! That’s the best idea ever 😀

  17. Christy says:

    i just made these for lunch and theyre too cute! thanks so much for the idea Katie, everyone loved them! and i would come to your monster pajama party, id be a vampire in a night gown…or maybe godzilla in a night gown…..hmmm

  18. Quinn says:

    Katie I just have to say I love your blog and your recipies so much. I have been reading it since I became a vegan (2 months) 🙂 but I have been too scared to comment. Your pictures are beautiful too by the way just like you! This is such a creative recipe. My favorite of yours would have to be the cookie dough dip! I had to stop buying garbanzos (which I call butt beans lol) so I can’t make it anymore because I’m so addicted. And duh of course I would come to your party! Anyways just wanted to say hi and it makes my day whenever you post recipes. 🙂

  19. Nicole @ Kawaii Yogi says:

    These are super cute! I’ve been wanting to do a healthier snack for Halloween instead of being tempted by candy, and this seems like a great idea. Thank you!

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