This dessert was first served for a 1978 dinner in Big Sur to honor James Beard. The guest list included Mr. and Mrs.
The trees were then wheeled out into the dining room and the mandarins served tableside from the trees. Serve with Chinese Almond Cookies.
Place the orange juice in a large bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
Freeze according to ice cream machine manufacturer’s instructions.
Cut the tops off the mandarin oranges. Scoop out the inside pulp of the oranges. Freeze the oranges and the tops until hard.
Fill each frozen orange with the sorbet. Place the top on each orange. Freeze until ready to serve.
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