Beetle Cider Mix
|Firmly packed brown sugar||2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)|
|Nutmeg||12 Small (Whole)|
|Whole allspice||24 Large|
Slice oranges in half crosswise; scoop out pulp leaving 1/8 inch thick rind, and reserve pulp for other uses.
Place orange halves, cut side up, on a wire rack on a baking sheet.
Bake at 250° about 2 hours or until dry and hard.
Pack brown sugar firmly into each orange half, mounding it slightly.
Arrange spices in brown sugar to resemble a beetle, pressing slightly into brown sugar.
Use cinnamon sticks for bodies, nutmegs for heads, allspices for eyes, and cloves for feet.
Cover filled orange halves tightly with plastic wrap; store in refrigerator.