FROZEN ORANGE CREAMSICLE PIE

Ellen Bales

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This recipe came in my e-mail and I grabbed it up. Somehow a frozen dessert sounds perfect just about now with the holiday weekend upon us. Gotta try this one!
Recipe & photo: fivehearthome.com 05-23-14


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST:

5 oz
salted pretzels, finely crushed in a food processor
1/2 c
sugar
10 Tbsp
butter, melted

FOR THE FILLING:

1 c
heavy cream
1 1/2 c
powdered sugar, divided
2 tsp
vanilla extract
8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
6 oz
frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
additional whipped cream, orange slices, and mini pretzels (for garnish, if desired)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the crust: Mix together pretzel crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Bake in a preheated 325ยบ oven for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely.
2
For the filling: Pour heavy cream into a large bowl along with 1/4 cup powdered sugar and vanilla. Use an electric mixer to beat the cream until stiff peaks form. Scrape whipped cream into a separate bowl and set aside.
3
Without cleaning mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and remaining 1-1/4 cups powdered sugar until smooth. Blend in orange juice concentrate and beat until well incorporated. Gently fold 1/4 of whipped cream into orange juice mixture. Repeat with remaining whipped cream, working 1/4 at a time and taking care not to overmix.
4
Pour filling into cooled pie shell and smooth top. Freeze for 6 hours or overnight. Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving to allow to soften slightly for slicing. Garnish with fresh whipped cream, orange slices, and/or mini pretzels, if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian