Friday, March 22, 2024

Blood Orange Creamsicle Pie #Spring SweetsWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the week's recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

 Do you have fond memories of Push Ups?  You know, those frozen orange creamsicle treats you used to get from the ice cream man.  They are wrapped up in cardboard and you push them up past the cardboard wrapper with a stick.  They used to be one of my favorites and this fun, delicious cake brought back many fond food memories.

Blood Orange Creamsicle Pie

Welcome to the final day of #SpringSweetsWeek 2024 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

Spring is finally here and the sun is shining and we are celebrating the beginning of spring with plenty of spring sweets and a fun giveaway! This year 17 food bloggers from around the country are sharing over 50 sweet recipes that are perfect for spring. So get ready to enjoy amazing spring treats like cupcakes, ice cream, pies, cakes, and more! 

Thank you to our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors who are helping us give away some great prizes.  We have an incredible giveaway with three amazing prizes and we would love it if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes that you can win!

Prize #1: A Tropical and Exotic Fruit Gift Basket from Melissa's Produce.

A basket of fruit

One winner will enjoy an abundance of fruit with Melissa’s! This stunning assortment is arranged in a woven basket with cellophane wrapping and colorful ribbon. Fruit may include (depending on seasonal availability): Asian Pear, Baby Pineapple, Blood Orange, Cherimoya, Feijoas, Kiwis, Kumquats, Lychees, Mango, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Persimmons, Pomegranate, Rambutans, Specialty Bananas, Starfruit and Tamarillos.

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Thank you to Melissa's ProduceTaylor and Colledge, and Selefina Spices for your generosity and support.  Make sure you scroll down past my recipe to the raffle so that you can enter to win one of these great packages!!

Blood Orange Creamsicle Pie

This delicious pie combines orange and cream and serves it up in a flaky pie crust.  It is the same flavor profile of push-ups or orange creamsicles that we enjoy as ice cream during the summer months.

Blood Oranges

This recipe contains both the zest and the juice from these wonderful blood oranges that were provided by sponsor, Melissa's Produce.

Blood Orange Juice

This juice is so flavorful.  Look at that deep, beautiful color!!  That color fades of course when mixed with the cream but instead of getting a bright orange filling for your pie, the blood oranges tame that color down to more of a golden orange.

If you want a brighter, lighter color substitute any juicy orange of choice for the blood oranges.  You need about 1 cup of juice that you will use to make the curd.
vanilla paste

I added even more flavor to this pie by incorporating this Vanilla Bean Paste provided by sponsor, Taylor & Colledge into the whipped cream.  

Creamsicle Pie Pin

I like to freeze this pie, pulling it out of the freezer as we begin dinner so that when it is time for dessert it is still ice cold and partially frozen.  You do not have to freeze it but you do want to let it chill for several hours in the refrigerator before serving.

Let's take a look at some of the other Spring Sweets being shared today........

  • Blood Orange and Cardamom Bundt Cake from Blogghetti
  • Blood Orange Creamsicle Pie from A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Blood Orange Crinkle Cookies from Shockingly Delicious
  • Blood Orange Curd Tart from The Spiffy Cookie
  • Cardamom Bread from Art of Natural Living
  • Carrot Cake Cookies from Palatable Pastime
  • Dragon Fruit Cheesecake Tart from Karen's Kitchen Stories
  • Dragon Fruit Lassi from That Recipe
  • Dragon's Turf Smoothie Bowl from For the Love of Food
  • Easter Strawberries Recipe from In Our Spare Time
  • Fig Crumble Bars from Cheesecurd In Paradise
  • Fresh Fruit and Scone Breakfast Board from Hezzi-D's Recipe Box
  • Lavender Cardamom Mishti Doi from Magical Ingredients
  • Lavender Cupcakes with Almond Glaze from Our Good Life
  • Moist Meyer Lemon Loaf from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
  • Tangerine Cheesecake Pretzel Cups from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
  • Tangerine Olive Oil Cake from Jolene's Recipe Journal
  • We share recipes from #SpringSweetsWeek on Pinterest! Make sure you follow the board to see all the delicious recipes shared this week.

    Desserts, Pies, No Bake, Cream, Orange,
    Yield: 8 servings
    Author: Wendy Klik
    Blood Orange Creamsicle Pie

    Blood Orange Creamsicle Pie

    This delicious pie combines orange and cream and serves it up in a flaky pie crust. It is the same flavor profile of push-ups or orange creamsicles that we enjoy as ice cream during the summer months.
    Prep time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 Hour


    • Juice of 2 lbs. blood oranges, about 1 cup
    • 2T. sugar
    • zest of 5 blood oranges
    • 1 stick butter
    • 4 eggs + 3 egg yolks
    • 1/2 t. pure orange extract
    • 1 c. heavy (whipping) cream
    • 1 1/2 t. vanilla paste
    • 2 T. powdered sugar
    • 1 baked 9" deep dish pie shell


    1. Whisk together the eggs and yolks. Set aside.
    2. Place the butter, sugar, and juice into a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, just until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Slowly drizzle this mixture into the eggs, whisking continuously. Return the egg mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat until thickened enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
    3. Remove from heat. Stir in the orange zest and the extract and pour into a bowl. Cover and set aside to cool completely.
    4. Place the cream, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the whisk attachment. Whip until thickened and soft peaks form.
    5. Whisk 1 cup of the whipped cream into the orange curd. Fold in the remaining whipped cream just until incorporated, leaving swirls of color.
    6. Refrigerate for 4-6 hrs. before serving or freeze and serve partially frozen.


    Adapted from a recipe found at Pie Pals

    Nutrition Facts



    Fat (grams)

    32.71 g

    Sat. Fat (grams)

    17.26 g

    Carbs (grams)

    20.29 g

    Fiber (grams)

    0.51 g

    Net carbs

    19.79 g

    Sugar (grams)

    6.59 g

    Protein (grams)

    3.98 g

    Sodium (milligrams)

    202.98 mg

    Cholesterol (grams)

    161.19 mg
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    1. I remember getting creamsicle push ups from the ice cream truck. They were always my first choice. Love that you incorporated the flavor in this pie.

    2. Creamsicle is a classic flavor combo, and I'm here for it! This would be great for Easter!

    3. A creamsicle pie sounds delightful!

    4. Creamsicles are my favorite of all popsicles and now I can have it in pie form!

    5. I do not make enough pie and my husband is a huge creamsicle fan so this would be a huge hit here!

    6. Pie meets ice pop--genius!

    7. Creamsicle flavors in a pie! This sounds delicious!

    8. Creamsicle is one of my fave flaves! This pie sounds delicious.


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