Summer may be coming to a close but it is not over yet, despite this week's cool front that came through Chicago. Labor Day is around the corner and is a symbol of our country's social and economic achievements as well as one last weekend of barbecues with family and friends before school goes back into full swing. Given that this time is usually busy for many people, I wanted to share with you this extremely simple yet uniquely satisfying dessert - the Orange Creamsicle Oreo Pie!
Oranges and Oreos - a match made in heaven? One would not necessarily think so. I was an extreme skeptic of this combination when my mom first proposed this recipe. I am sure glad I overcame my trepidation.
The simple mixture of orange sherbert and Cool Whip resembles an old fashioned Creamsicle. Mix this tangy, creamy mixture with the satisfying chocolate taste of oreo cookie crumbs and you have something deliciously different from your standard dessert pies. Finish this off with some fun candied orange slices and you have a quick, simple and beautiful dessert.
Not feeling the orange sherbert flavor? Mix it up with raspberry, lemon or rainbow! Most flavors work in this combination but the orange is our family favorite. You can also carry this recipe into fall with using the orange and black coloring for a festive Halloween treat. Enjoy!
ORANGE CREAMSICLE OREO PIE
- 8 ounces (1 container) Cool Whip whipped topping
- 8 ounces orange sherbert
- 1 oreo pie crust
- whipping cream or candied orange slices for decorating
- Allow Cool Whip and orange sherbert to slightly soften.
- Mix together the Cool Whip and orange sherbert with a spoon until thoroughly combined.
- Pour sherbert mixture into oreo pie crust.
- Freeze until pie has returned to frozen consistency, approximately 1-2 hours.
- Decorate with whipping cream or candied orange slices immediately before serving.