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 sweetened shredded 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: 181 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 86mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g 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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jshearer User ID: 403534 162824
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!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 2653244 105238
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"

bfozard53 User ID: 3282455 209966
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!!"

zucchinilady User ID: 3149814 178434
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2009

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

halfstaple User ID: 2577626 88855
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"

tngemily User ID: 1762780 157906
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2009

"Fabulous! easy, inexpensive and great for summer. My guests loved it!"

ariesals85 User ID: 4210721 162822
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2009

"Absolutely delicious and refreshing. Nice summer treat.


carriejc User ID: 2468566 162817
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2009

"I couldn't find lemon sherbert, so I used rainbow sherbert,(orange, raspberry, and lime). Everyone loved it. I also used low fat vanilla wafers, lowering the calories."

LCHill User ID: 2211151 88854
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2009

"Absolutely delicious. Didn't change a thing. I've made it twice since last week. This one is a keeper. My husband has to have dessert with his dinner but they need to be light, low fat & low sugar."

Hughleen User ID: 2920453 141763
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2009

"Can't buy lemon sherbert in S. Texas for some reason, so I will use orange and pineapple. Should be great!"

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