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Swirled Sherbet Dessert Recipe
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Swirled Sherbet Dessert Recipe

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“Lemon and orange sherbet are swirled over a coconut-and-pecan crust in this lovely, refreshing dessert,” says Agnes Ward of Stratford, Ontario. It has a tropical kind of appeal on warm, breezy days.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + freezing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + freezing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup crushed vanilla wafers (about 30 wafers)
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 pint lemon sherbet, softened
  • 1 pint orange sherbet, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 181 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 86 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs, coconut, pecans and butter; press onto the bottom of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  2. Arrange scoops of sherbet over crust, alternating flavors. Cut through sherbet with a knife to swirl. Cover and freeze overnight. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Swirled Sherbet Dessert in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p35

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Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"I used rainbow sherbet, too. I also used light Country Crock instead of butter and reduced fat Nilla wafers. It turned out great with lower fat!"

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2009

"Could not find Lemon sherbet; so i used more Orange and Lime. I'll try other flavors also. Everyone loved it. Corky"

Reviewed Aug. 9, 2009

"I made this using a sherbert in the carton called fruit punch and tangerine! It was absolutely delicious! We all loved it.... I toasted the pecans and coconut slightly! YUM YUM!!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2009

"So light and refreshing! I also used rainbow and raspberry sherbet- not a crumb left! Will make again soon!!!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2009

"As a shortcut I used rainbow sherbet. It was wonderful. I served it to company last night and everybody raved about it. The crust has a great taste"

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