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Tangy Tangerine Pie Recipe

This mouthwatering tangerine pie is made with orange gelatin, Cool Whip, cream cheese and tangerines. The crust is homemade and it contains graham cracker crumbs and butter. This tangerine pie recipe is easy to make and if you like the tangy citrus flavor of tangerines, you are really going to like it.

The orange gelatin and tangerine used to make the filling gives this gelatin pie its appetizing orange color and the topping is simple yet very effective. This is an elegant gelatin pie recipe and it would be great at a dinner party or garden party, as well as a tasty dessert for your family. Gelatin recipes like this are versatile and they suit lots of different occasions.

This tangerine pie recipe is especially good in spring or summer because that is when the weather is a bit warmer and when light, refreshing desserts taste extra special and go nicely after the light meals you might be making at that time of year. However, it is too tasty to limit it to just a certain time of the year, so this tangerine pie is great for any time you fancy a delicious slice of heaven on a plate.

How to Make Tangerine Pie
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves or Makes: 8
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  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ stick melted butter
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese, chopped into cubes
  • ¼ cup orangeade
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 3 oz package orange gelatin
  • ⅔ cup boiling water
  • 3 cups Cool Whip
  • 2 tangerines
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine 1 ¼ cups of the cracker crumbs with the sugar and butter and press the mixture on to the sides and base of a 9 inch spring form pan.
  3. Bake the crust for about 8 minutes or until it is golden brown.
  4. Let it cool.
  5. Peel 1 tangerine and remove as much white pith as you can, along with any seeds.
  6. Put it in the blender with the cream cheese and blend until the mixture is smooth.
  7. Add half the Cool Whip, blend again for a few seconds, and then transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  8. Stir the gelatin powder into the boiling water until it dissolves, then add ice to the orangeade until you have half a cup.
  9. Add this to the gelatin and stir well, until it thickens.
  10. Discard any ice, which has not melted.
  11. Add the tangerine and cream cheese mixture and whisk well.
  12. Refrigerate it for 20 minutes or until it is very thick but not set.
  13. Spread it over the cooled pie crust.
  14. Refrigerate the tangerine pie for 3 hours.
  15. Use the rest of the Cool Whip to decorate the tangerine pie and sprinkle the remaining graham cracker crumbs over the Cool Whip.
  16. Cut the other tangerine into 8 wedges.
  17. Cut the pie into 8 slices and decorate each slice with a tangerine wedge.

Photo Description:

This is one of our most appetizing and appealing gelatin recipes. Just look at the rich orange color in the photo. If you like tangerines, you are going to adore this tasty tangerine pie recipe. Not only is this pie simple to make but it is also easy to decorate. A bit of Cool Whip, some cracker crumbs and some slices of fresh tangerine transform this plain-looking pie into something really elegant and mouthwatering. This tangerine pie is made with orange gelatin, orangeade, and fresh tangerines and it has a sweet, juicy flavor. Enjoy a slice with a cup of tea or coffee and you will be so pleased you chose to make it.

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