Sunday, August 14, 2011

Celebrate Creamsicle Day with a Creamsicle Pie


serves 8, active time 30 minutes, total time 9 hours

1 packaged graham cracker crust or make your own
12 ounces evaporated skim milk
2 packages instant fat and sugar free vanilla pudding mix (3.4 ounces each)
Zest of 1 orange
16 ounces low fat cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
Garnish: Candied Orange Zest or crushed orange candies


1 Whisk together evaporated milk, pudding mix, and zest in a bowl for 2
minutes or until mixture is thickened.

2 Beat cream cheese and vanilla at medium speed with an electric mixer
until fluffy. Add orange juice concentrate, beating until smooth; add evaporated
milk mixture, and beat until blended.

3 Pour into crust. Cover and chill 8 hours or until firm.

4 Combine cream and confectioner's sugar in a bowl and whip with a whisk
until it holds soft peaks. Dollop or pipe each slice with whipped cream, and
garnish with candied zest or candy if desired.

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