Desserts. When do I NOT think about desserts? I’m a sugar-aholic! Not, just a chocoholic! Sometimes though, it’s just as fun to look at decadent desserts as it is to eat them!
So, today, while I am wishing for desserts and instead eating healthy while I nurse little Evie, my new friend Rebekah is going to share with you one of her favorite tried and true dessert recipes!
Hello! I’m so happy for the opportunity to guest post for Tayler. 🙂 Something I love to share on my blog is tried and true recipes, so today I thought I’d share one of my favorites with you: Mandarin Orange Pie.
Now, I’m a big sucker for baked goods – and chocolate – so I normally tend to gravitate toward desserts like cookies and brownies. However, it’s nice to switch things up every once-in-awhile and this pie is perfect when I want something different (but still with a little chocolate!) 😉
Don’t be thrown off by the name – Mandarin Orange Pie does sound a bit odd I’ll admit – but I promise you’ll love it! My mom found the recipe in a cooking magazine years ago and it’s been a family favorite ever since.
Anyway, here’s the recipe. I hope you enjoy!
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup orange juice concentrate
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- food coloring (optional): 2 drops yellow, 1 drop red
- 1 carton (8 oz.) whipped topping, thawed
- 1 chocolate crumb crust
- 1 can (15 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 square (1 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 teaspoon shortening/margarine
- Beat the softened cream cheese in a large bowl until fluffy.
- Add the milk, orange juice concentrate, sour cream and food coloring to the cream cheese and beat until smooth; fold in the whipped topping.
- Spoon half of the mixture into the pie crust. Set aside eight mandarin oranges segments (to decorate the top later) and arrange the rest of the oranges on the pie. Top with the remaining filling.
- Place the reserved orange slices on top of the pie. Melt the chocolate and shortening together and drizzle over the top.
- Chill pie in the fridge for at least four hours before serving.
Rebekah is a stay at home mom living in the great state of Texas. She is married to a wonderful husband of four years and is mom to two precious kiddos. Blogging is her hobby and she loves to share easy recipes, book reviews, and thoughts about life as a mom.