The fluffy texture and citrus flavor of Orange Delight Pie is refreshing. This easy no-bake dessert recipe will likely find a permanent home in your collection.

2 cups (about 48) vanilla wafers
1/3 cup butter
1 8-ounce package cream cheese
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 6-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon orange blossom water**
1 small can mandarin oranges (optional garnish)
Mint sprigs (optional garnish)

Make the crust:
Place the vanilla wafers into a heavy plastic bag or your food processor and crush or pulse into crumbs. Melt the butter. Place the crumbs into a bowl and add the melted butter, stir to combine thoroughly. Place the mix into a 9-inch pie pan and press across the bottom and up the side to the rim to form shell. Place in the refrigerator to chill.

Make the filling:
Place the whipping cream in a bowl; whip until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, beat the cheese until fluffy. Slowly beat the condensed milk into the cream cheese and continue beating until smooth. Add the juice concentrate and orange blossom water to the cream cheese mixture and mix thoroughly. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Gently incorporate the ingredients to avoid knocking the air out and deflating the filling.

Create the pie:
Pour the filling into the chilled crust and place the pie into the refrigerator. Chill for 2 hours or until set.

Cut in wedges to serve. Garnish with 2 – 3 sections of drained mandarin orange and a mint sprig if you’d like.

Lightly cover and store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Yield: 6 – 8 servings.

*Magic: this recipe is exclusive to I Love You Recipes. It is from my personal, unpublished collection.

**Orange blossom water can be omitted, but it lends a bright flavor to an already delicious recipe. Look for orange blossom water in Middle Eastern and European markets. In a pinch, you can often find it at your local liquor store, though you might experience sticker shock. You can delightfully enhance the flavor of purchased orange juice with just a few drops of orange blossom water. You’ll find that I frequently enhance orange flavored recipes with orange blossom water. It’s Magic!

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