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MEWS free Halloween recipe - ‘Milk’ Jelly Pumpkins

MEWS free Halloween recipe - ‘Milk’ Jelly Pumpkins

by FoodMaestro | 1 October 2015

Milk’ Jelly Pumpkins

A fun Halloween craft activity - the oranges look like mini-pumpkins filled with jelly you can eat!

Charlotte Stedman - a specialist allergy dietitian - provides an easy to create MEWS free (Milk, Egg, Wheat and Soya free) recipe.


(Serves 4-6 people)

  • 135g packet of jelly (any flavour)
  • 100ml water
  • 300ml milk substitute (rice/oat/coconut milk)
  • Tinned or fresh fruit (optional)
  • 4-6 small to medium oranges


The Jelly

  • Place jelly in a microwaveable jug and add 100ml of boiling water from kettle
  • Microwave on full power for 1 minute and stir until jelly has completely melted.
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes and then top up to 500ml with your preferred milk substitute and stir well.
  • Add small pieces of your chosen fruit - if desired
  • Place in the fridge for 2-3 hours to set.

The Orange “Pumpkin”

  • Cut the top off an orange and carefully scoop out all the flesh.
  • Cut out the desired shapes for eyes and mouth.
  • Scoop spoonfuls of the set milk jelly into the orange shells. Please note that the milk jelly mixture can’t be poured straight into the orange shell in its liquid state as it will leak out of the base of the orange.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve. 


  • This recipe provides a healthier alternative to plain jelly and milk jellies are a great way to add extra calcium to the diet – particularly for those children that don’t like milk or milk substitutes
  • Try different flavour jellies (e.g. orange, lemon, strawberry). Green or red jelly are fun for Halloween.


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