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Orange Dream Cast Iron Chilled Pie

Dreamy and creamy orange chilled out cast iron pie is out of this world and perfect for summer grilling, Mother's or Father's Day, Fourth of July!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cast Iron, Cold, Dreamcycle, fathers day, forth of July, graham cracker crust, holidays, icebox pie, mothers day, Orange, summer, warm weather dessert
Servings 8


Orange Graham Cracker Crust

  • 3 cups graham crackers approx. 3 sleeves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest or to taste
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp melted butter

Orange Dream Filling

  • 1 tsp unflavored gelatin
  • 6 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1.5 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp orange zest, or to taste divided
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped, slightly roasted macadamia nuts


Orange Dream Filling

  • Using a food processor, crush graham crackers into crumbs. Add sugar, nuts, zest and process until incorporated and nuts are chopped. Slowly add butter until all ingredients are moist. Press mixture into the bottom of a 10-12 inch cast iron skillet. Use bottom of a glass or metal measuring cup to help press crust.  Freeze for at least 15 minutes.

Orange Dream Filling

  • In a small microwave safe bowl stir together gelatin and orange juice. Let stand until soft (about 5 mins) then microwave for about 20 sec. or until dissolved. Cool.
  • Roast nuts in single layer on cookie sheet for about 20 mins at 300o
    Note: Shake nuts half way through cooking time
  • In a large bowl beat whipping cream, confectioner's sugar, sour cream, 1 tbsp zest and extract on with with a mixer until fluffy. Drizzle gelatin mixture over top of cream, beat until combined. Spoon filling on top of prepared crust. Sprinkle roasted nuts and remaining zest on top of filling. Loosely cover then freeze at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • Let set for about 15 mins before serving. Garnish with orange slices and zest strips. Cut with a sharp knife dipped in hot water.
  • ENJOY!