Saturday, April 16, 2011

Orange Fruit Cups

I first made these several years ago for my oldest daughters American Girl Tea Party.  I wanted a snack that was not only pretty, but healthy.  Fruit salad in orange cups were perfect for the occasion.  I have made them for several parties since then, and they have always gone over well.    

Pick you favorite fruit for your fruit salad.   Today  I used  oranges, pineapple, grapes and strawberries.  You will also use a tub of cool whip. 


Depending on the number of cups you want to make you will need 1 orange two 2 fruit cups.   I made 6 today, so I used 3 oranges.   You can use clementines, but your cups will be much smaller. 

Cut the orange in half using a zig zag pattern.   If you prefer you can use a straight cut, but they will not be as fancy.  I like the zig zag look because the shape mimics a flower or egg shape. 


Use your knife and score around the pulp near the peel.   You will then use a spoon to scoop out the pulp.  Add to your fruit salad.  If you are making a lot of fruit cups you might not need to place all the orange pulp in the fruit salad, it's your choice. 





Mix all of the fruit together.  If you want to serve the fruit this way, add to the cups now.
But if you prefer an added treat... 

Stir in about half of tub of cool whip into the fruit mixture. 


Scoop the fruit whip into the orange cups.   You will have more fruit whip than what will fit in the cups.  Either serve the extra whip in a pretty bowl or use to refill the cups if someone wants a second helping. (They usually do!)

Orange cups are great for serving at Easter togethers, baby showers or birthday parties. 


9 comments:

  1. Excellent...we have got to try this...Little Toots would love it and making the mess...Thanks for sharing...Tootsie @ Paper Bagley

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  2. What a great idea! Once I made orange jello and let it set in orange rinds. Then after it was set I sliced it into wedges. This looks a LOT easier!

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  3. Your orange cups look delicious!!! Love that you used the oranges to serve the salad! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe with the Tuesday To Do Party!
    Smiles!
    Jami

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  4. Rhonda, What do you think of these for these operation birthday?

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  6. This is such a cute idea! I am a new follower and I would love if you would like this up to Made by Little Hands Mondays!
    Have a great day!
    Michelle
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  7. Mmmm...this looks so yummy and refreshing! Thanks for linking up!

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  8. nice opinion.. thanks for sharing....

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