Halloween Clementine Pumpkins Recipe

Are you in need of a cute and festive fall or Halloween recipe that won't break the bank? If so, we have the perfect one for you. This recipe requires just a few ingredients and is sure to bring a smile to your face. Recipe developer Miriam Hahn is the brains behind it, and she raves over the nutrients in the oranges. "Oranges of all varieties are super high in Vitamin C, which really strengthens our immune system and keeps us healthy," Hahn shares. "Surprisingly, oranges have lots of calcium too. And of course, we all should be eating more fiber, and these little guys are packed with it."

And there's a whole lot more to love about these tiny little treats. "What I love most about these is how a really cute Halloween treat can also be healthy too!" she shares. "I love that kids can get involved in making these, and absolutely everyone loves them! They are a great way to get your kids to eat more fruit!"

Keep reading to find out how to make this fantastic recipe. 

Gather the ingredients

Are you ready to get started? Before we proceed with the actual recipe, you will need to make a list of items that you need to grab at the store. Luckily, this is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make, and it requires only two ingredients.

The first thing that you will need to get is 12 clementine oranges or tangerines. "I used a mix of clementines and tangerines to get some height difference," Hahn notes. "You can even do regular-sized oranges as well."

The second and last item you need to get is a stalk of celery with celery leaves. "If you don't have celery, a little piece of cucumber works for the stem. Lots of things can sub in for the leaves, like Italian parsley and cilantro," Hahn says.

Peel the oranges

Now that you have all of the items in front of you, it's time to get this party started. This is a great recipe to make with the kids, and it's an enjoyable activity for fall. Start by taking out your clementine oranges or tangerines and peeling them one by one to get the skin off. You can do this by hand if you would like, but Hahn suggests using a peeler, as it saves a ton of time. Once you peel each one, set it to the side and discard the peels when you are finished.

Peel away the white pith

Now that you have the skin off of the oranges, it's time to move on to the next step. Sometimes, the oranges may still have white pith left on them, and we don't want that since we want these oranges to look like pumpkins. It's usually okay to eat, but in this case, we want to see as much orange as possible. If you see the extra white pith covering the beautiful orange color of the orange, be sure to peel it away and discard it as well.

Trim the celery

By now, the oranges should be good to go, and you should smell some of that citrus aroma in your kitchen. Now, it's time to move on to the celery. Grab a cutting board and a sharp knife, and be sure wash the celery first if you haven't already done so or if it didn't come pre-washed.

Then, place the celery on the cutting board and trim it about a quarter-inch thick with one-inch stems. Repeat that process until you have all 12 stems. You can keep them out since you'll need them for the next step.

Add the celery stem and leaf and serve

Take out the oranges and insert the celery stem and the celery leaf into the top. Feel free to plate and serve these however you would like! "These are great to serve on their own or alongside other snacks like the simple banana ghosts pictured," Hahn shares. "They pack great in a school lunch or make a great after-school snack. They are perfect if you are doing any sort of Halloween or fall party. They are even great for Thanksgiving!"

We hope you enjoyed this festive recipe as much as we did!

Halloween Clementine Pumpkins Recipe
4.9 from 12 ratings
Are you in need of a cute and festive fall or Halloween recipe that won't break the bank? If so, we have the perfect one for you.
Prep Time
10
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
12
servings
oranges on platter
Total time: 10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 12 clementine oranges (or tangerines)
  • 1 stalk celery with celery leaves
Directions
  1. Peel your clementine oranges. Use a peeler to start if necessary.
  2. If you have extra white pith on the clementines after peeling, peel it away and discard.
  3. Trim your celery into about ¼-inch thick with 1-inch stems. Set aside some single leaves that have a stem.
  4. Now insert the celery stem and celery leaf into the top of the clementines. Ready to serve!
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 50
Total Fat 0.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 12.7 g
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
Total Sugars 10.1 g
Sodium 2.0 mg
Protein 0.8 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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