has arrived, and with it comes the start of the holiday season.
Limoneira spokesperson and founder of Healthy Grocery Girl Megan
Roosevelt has put together an array of yummy and easy ways to zest up
your autumn - with a little help from Limoneira’s delicious citrus
fruits, of course. Whether that Halloween party needs some autumn décor
or an all-natural tasty treat, Limoneira has the answer.
For a demonstration, you can view Megan detail her spooky tips and recipes here on the Limoneira YouTube channel.
APPLE ORANGE CIDER- this healthy treat will warm you up and make your entire house smell like a magical fall day.
6 cups apple juice½ cup orange juice
3 cinnamon sticks
1 tbsp whole cloves
Apple and orange slices
Directions: Add all ingredients to a crock or soup pot. Bring to a simmer and cook on low for one hour.
SPOOKY CHOCOLATE ORANGE PUDDING- what's better than chocolate pudding? Chocolate pudding with citrus served in tiny jack-o-lanterns, of course.
1 cup dark chocolate chips
½ cup almond milk
4 tbsp orange juice
Pinch of sea salt
2-3 Limoneira navel oranges (which, happily, look like tiny pumpkins!)
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Place bowl of melted chocolate
over ice and add almond milk. Whisk together. Next, add sea salt and
fresh squeezed orange juice and whisk. Place bowl of pudding in the
refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
While the pudding cools, remove the tops of the navel oranges and with a
spoon, carefully scoop out the inside. This recipe should fill 2-3
navel oranges. Using an exacto-knife, carefully carve spooky faces into
the oranges. (Note: be careful not to make the faces TOO big, or the
pudding may spill out.)
Add pudding to spooky pudding cups. You can enjoy immediately, or put them in the fridge to enjoy within 1-2 days.
CITRUS WREATH- with olive branch greenery and Limoneira lemons, wreaths can become a spooky, whimsical Halloween decoration this fall.
10 olive branches
20” grapevine wreath
Heavy floral wire
Begin by cutting your olive branches into 6” sprigs. Place sprigs into
your wreath and complete all the way around. Add as many as you’d like!
Cut the floral wire 10” in length. Poke the wire through the lemons,
leaving an even amount of wire on each side. Add your lemons to your
wreath and bring the floral wire around the back. Twist to secure in
place. Hang on the front door, or anyplace that needs a little festive,
lemon-y holiday cheer.