Total Time
40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

The ORANGE CREAM PIE is extremely good during hot weather, very refreshing. Young people just love it as it tastes just like a "CREAMSICLE". About 22 years ago an East Indian friend suggested that I make this recipe as it was always a special dessert in certain parts of India. I made some modifications to the recipe and everyone tells me that it is better than the original recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. PIE CRUST----------.
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine crushed vanilla wafers, crushed graham wafers and finely chopped pecans; mix well.
  3. Add margarine or butter and blend using a pastry blender or a fork.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  5. Prepare a 9 inch oven-proof pie dish by lightly spraying with a vegetable oil.
  6. Dust with 1 tablespoon of flour.
  7. Shake off any excess flour off pie plate (The spray and flour will prevent the shell from sticking to the pie dish).
  8. Spoon wafer mixture into pie dish; press evenly to bottom and sides using a rounded soup spoon.
  9. Bake in preheated 350 F oven for 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool.
  11. FILLING----------.
  12. In a medium-size mixing bowl, dissolve orange jello powder with 1 cup of boiling water.
  13. Add 1/2 cup of cold water and let cool for about 15 minutes.
  14. Add concentrated orange juice, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon of orange extract and stir well to mix.
  15. Place in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator for about 20 minutes or until just partially set; DO NOT LET HARDEN.
  16. Remove from freezer and break up the jelly mixture using a whisk.
  17. In a 2 cup measuring cup, add 1/2 cup whipping cream and using an electric mixer, beat until cream slightly thickens.
  18. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon of orange extract and gradually add powdered sugar, beating until thickened.
  19. Add whipped cream to the jelly and fold in, (DO NOT BEAT).
  20. Pour mixture into the cooled pie shell.
  21. Place pie in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator for about 1 hour or until pie filling is set.
  22. TOPPING----------.
  23. In a 2 cup measuring cup add 1/2 cup whipping cream and using an electric mixer, beat until slightly thickened.
  24. Add orange extract and gradually add powdered sugar and continue beating until thickened.
  25. Before serving pie, spread whipped cream over entire top of pie.
  26. Place and arrange orange segments on top of whipped cream creating a pattern if desired.
  27. Sprinkle with grated sweetened chocolate.
  28. Serve pie chilled, not frozen.
Most Helpful

5 5

My husband loved this "dreamsicle pie"! The tart orange with the sweet creamy topping was a DREAM! I used white chocolate to grate over the topping, we really enjoyed it! Thanks!

5 5

OMG... dessert just could not get any better than this!!!.... this is a piece of dreamy heaven on a plate. I made this with just graham cracker crumbs, and made just as stated. The only change I made was with the topping, I used a dollup of Cool Whip topping for each piece of pie. This pie had rave reviews, and there was nothing left, it all went!...a absolutely wonderful ending to a meal, this pie deserves more than 5 stars! Thank you Uncle Bill for sharing another great recipe!...Kitten:)

5 5

This is a great thing! I also tried a variation by substituting lime jelatin for the orange and in place of the orange extract used fresh squeezed lime juice (1 whole lime = 1 tsp orange extract). Excellent!!