Orange Creamsicle Icebox Pie

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This pie tastes just like the Creamsicles we enjoyed as kids but without the melty mess.

Orange Creamsicle Icebox Pie
 
Makes 1 (10-inch) pie
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • Filling:
  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 6 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1½ cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chopped roasted salted macadamia nuts
  • Garnish: orange zest strips, orange slices
Instructions
  1. Spray a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with baking spray with flour.
  2. For crust: In a large bowl, toss together cracker crumbs, ¾ cup melted butter, sugar, and zest until moistened. Add remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter, if necessary. Using the bottom of a measuring cup, press mixture into bottom and up sides of prepared skillet. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  3. For filling: In a small microwave-safe bowl, stir together gelatin and orange juice. Let stand until softened, about 5 minutes. Microwave on medium until gelatin is dissolved, about 20 seconds. Let stand until cooled to room temperature and still pourable, 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, beat cream, confectioner’s sugar, sour cream, zest, and vanilla with a mixer at high speed until fluffy. (Do not overbeat.) Drizzle with gelatin mixture; beat just until combined. Spoon filling into prepared crust. Sprinkle macadamia nuts onto pie. Loosely cover and freeze until firm, at least 6 hours.
  5. Thaw in refrigerator until softened, about 1 hour, or at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with orange zest strips and orange slices, if desired. Cut with a sharp knife dipped in hot water.

 

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