Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sweets for the Sweet

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This week, we're sharing our favorite fruity-inspired dessert!
I'm going with something I've never tried before, but have full intentions to before the summer is over.  I'm always a sucker for chocolate, but i love citrus flavored desserts, too. This particular one caught my eye, from Betty Crocker's website. I think I would probably skip the almonds in this one, but if you're a nut fan, definitely go for 'em!

Creamy Frozen Orange Squares:

2/3 cup coarsely chopped blanched almonds 
5 tablespoons butter
60 vanilla wafer cookies, finely crushed (2 cups)
5 cups vanilla ice cream (from 1/2 gallon), softened
5 cups orange sherbet (from 3 pints), softened
1/2 pint (1 cup) whipping cream, whipped
Orange peel curls, if desired

1. In medium skillet, toast almonds over medium heat 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown. Immediately remove from heat; reserve 2 tablespoons for topping.
2. Add butter to remaining almonds in skillet; stir until butter is melted. Add cookie crumbs; mix well. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
3. In large bowl, stir ice cream and sherbet until partially blended. Spoon over cooled crust; smooth top. Cover; freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
4. To serve, cut dessert into squares; place on individual dessert plates. Garnish each with whipped cream, reserved toasted almonds and orange curl.

Now, it's your turn: Grab my Sweets for the Sweets button above, stick it on your sugary post somewhere, and share your favorite fruity treat - then link it up below!  Make sure to check back and read some others' posts - you may find a recipe or treat you would like to make or go out and buy! :) 

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Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Sounds like a great summer treat!

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FranticMommy said...

oohhhh. YUMMMY. I think I will be whipping that one up this weekend!

Christa Terry said...

Ooh, yummy! I'll put this on my recipe to-do list :)

sharonlei said...

Yum Yum Yum! That dessert looks mouthwatering.. I think I'll be giving it a try! Thanks for sharing.

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Amber said...

Looks and sounds delish! Will be trying :)