FROZEN ORANGE CREAMSICLE PIE
Recipe & photo: fivehearthome.com 05-23-14
FOR THE CRUST:
5 ozsalted pretzels, finely crushed in a food processor
10 Tbspbutter, melted
FOR THE FILLING:
1 cheavy cream
1 1/2 cpowdered sugar, divided
2 tspvanilla extract
8 ozcream cheese, room temperature
6 ozfrozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
·additional whipped cream, orange slices, and mini pretzels (for garnish, if desired)
How to Make FROZEN ORANGE CREAMSICLE PIE
- 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 325º oven for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool completely.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.