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Orange Baskets


  • 6 large navel oranges
  • 2 slices canned pineapple
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 large strawberries

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  1. Wash oranges; dry well. Cut a round slice off the bottom. Excavate all the pulp you can. Discard the white membranes. Clean out the shells.
  2. Place pulp in a bowl and combine with the pineapple, bananas and sugar.
  3. Gently fold in strawberries.
  4. Fill the rinds with this mixture.
  5. Whip cream. Add confectioners' sugar and almond extract a second or two before beating ends. If desired, tint the mixture pink with food color.
  6. Heap orange baskets.
  7. In the center of each basket, place 1 whole strawberry.
  8. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.