Orange Creamsicle Pie Recipe
Hello my fellow pie lovers, have I got a treat for you today! This orange creamsicle pie recipe will be a complete dream come true for everyone in your family! Whether you have sweet lovers or fruit lovers, this delicious recipe combines the best of both worlds into one tasty treat for the entire family to enjoy.
When I was younger, my grandmother used to make orange creamsicles for myself, my siblings and my cousins whenever we were at her house. It was one of my absolute favorite treats! On a hot summer day, after we finished running around outside in the yard, we would come into the house for a quick break and enjoy some tasty orange creamsicles.
While you can definitely find some creamsicles box made, my grandma always took the extra effort to make them completely by hand. It was such a special treat for me that even now as an adult, those days of orange creamsicles are some of my fondest memories.
And of course, the orange creamsicle tradition continues with my family through this orange creamsicle pie recipe. I made this recipe over the summer, and my kids were completely in love. It’s thick and creamy, with just a hint of fresh fruit and a crumbly crust that makes the tastiest pie.
Just like when I was a child, my kids ran into the house after a fun day playing outside, and enjoyed a delicious afternoon snack with this orange creamsicle pie. I added a few raspberries on the side to make it extra special, and my kids completely gobbled it all up. Talk about a mom win!
If you love orange creamsicles as much as I do, give this pie recipe a chance with your family, and see how your kids love it. Make it a delicious summertime treat, or save it for the upcoming fall season as an extra special surprise! See the recipe below and check out some common questions I receive about it. Be sure to reach out to me with any other comments or questions you may have; I love hearing from readers about the recipes they enjoy.
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TOP QUESTIONS I GET ASKED ABOUT THIS RECIPE:
What is orange creamsicle?
Simply put, a creamsicle is like a popsicle, only cream-based… seems pretty easy, right? An orange creamsicle in particular is orange and vanilla ice cream combined together. There are a variety of other creamsicle flavors out there, such as blue raspberry, lime, grape, cherry and blueberry. My personal favorite though, of course, is orange.
What can you make out of orange creamsicle?
This orange creamsicle pie is only the beginning when it comes to creamsicle options! You can make practically anything with the orange creamsicle flavor, from cheesecake, to yogurt, to shots, to cupcakes, to cake mix, even to vodka. Your options are practically limitless when it comes to the orange creamsicle flavor. I would start with one item you really love, and then consider branching out from there.
Is orange creamsicle pie gluten-free?
Shortly put, this orange creamsicle pie recipe in is not gluten-free, unfortunately. The graham crackers or pie crust do have gluten. However, you could modify the recipe to fit gluten-free needs; for instance, switching out a regular pie crust with a gluten-free option, (see this option here). If you’re still weary, you could consider going without the pie option all together, and instead opt for a regular orange creamsicle, sans crust.
Orange Creamsicle Pie Recipe
8 oz cream cheese, softened
16 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 cup orange juice
1 (4 oz) box instant vanilla pudding
1 (3 oz) box orange gelatin
2 (6 oz) prepared graham cracker or regular pie crusts (I usually do one of each)
Soften cream cheese at room temperature starting a couple hours before making your pies; the cream cheese must be super soft in order to avoid lumps in the pie filling.
Blend cream cheese and frozen whipped topping well; add orange juice and beat with mixer until very creamy; stir in pudding then gelatin and blend well.
Divide filling between crusts; chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
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