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Orange Creme Squares

 Orange Creme Squares
This recipe may tempt you to skip supper and go straight to dessert! It was passed from my grandmother to my mom and is now a favorite of mine...as well as my husband's—he can't get enough of it! I often double the recipe, since it never lasts long.
9 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup cold milk
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • GLAZE:
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, juice drained and reserved

Directions

  • Combine crust ingredients and press into an 8-in. square pan. Chill.
  • For filling, combine milk, ice cream and orange peel in a bowl. Add
  • pudding mix, beating slowly with rotary beater or at lowest speed of
  • a mixer until well blended. Pour over crust. Chill until set, about
  • 1 hour. Meanwhile, for glaze, combine cornstarch, sugar, orange
  • juice, lemon juice and reserved mandarin orange juice in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook, stirring constantly, until
  • mixture thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool.

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Orange Creme Squares (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Arrange oranges on top of filling. Spoon glaze over top. Chill until
  • set. Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 263 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 283 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.