Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Baking Recipe: Orange Limoncello Cream Pie


I just love Citrus flavours. Don't you? Just a couple of spritz and immediately it brightens up any dish or treat. While I know the The Land Down Under is now moving into Fall and other parts of the world is moving in Spring; in a way I feel pretty blessed to be situated in a Tropical country, where we have an abundance of Citrus fruits all year round. I just love it's light and fresh flavours. Perfect to add some kick to the weekends for sure. If you are throwing a party, be sure to bring a light citrus treat. Nobody will turn it down, that's for sure...or at least people like me wouldn't. I can never say NO to desserts ;).

Over the weekend, I was dreaming of Italy. I was missing the walk on those cobble stones towards Fontana Di Trevi (The Trevi Fountain), the Gondola Ride we took smack right in the middle of winter in Venice with my family.
Now that is adventure and probably the locals might think "crazy bunch of tourists".. LOL.. crazy or not, this is a chance of a lifetime and it's something not to be missed. Italy to me is a beautiful country, filled with heaps of history and I love the charm of old Victorian buildings. Ahh! great times and this is where I found my all time favourite liquor, Limoncello.
So obviously, to transfer my family back to good times, I decided that my treat for the weekend had to be ultra light and packed with bursting citrus flavours of orange and lemon. To that, I added a little secret ingredient that made it the ultimate treat, Limoncello. Alas, came the birth of my very own Orange Limoncello Cream Pie. This treat is so simple to make and please don't fuss about making the pie shell. Weekend is all about chilling and relaxing. So I am sure you could forgive me for this time. I had a Pillsbury Pie shell buried in my freezer, and I decided that I will cheat this one time.
For recipe: Click on image
I was more excited about prepping the filling and having the pie ready in 1 to 2 hours [including chilling in the fridge], all planned in my crazy mind. Of course, I chilled it slightly over 5 hours. LOL..

Have a good week ahead!! 

xx

36 comments:

  1. I love anything with citrus flavor! Perfect!

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    1. Me too, I have a soft spot for citrus... somehow it just makes everything taste brighter and lighter.. Thanks for stopping by too!!

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  2. I definitely want this! To me lemon or Lime is a little too much as a main ingredient! But Orange, oh welcome home!

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    1. Yeayyy!! I wish I could mail you this pie. Oh I really love the combo whether lime with orange or lemon with orange. Perfect!! Just sends me chills down my spine from just thinking about it.. xoxo

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  3. Oooo this sounds absolutely wonderful! I'm also a big fan of citrus flavours, it makes all desserts a more light and airy feel. And supernice pics. Yummu indeed!

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    1. Awww.. thanks, you are so too kind! Too bad when I visited Italy that time, I have not had my DSLR yet.. the photos in Italy was taken from my shoot and snap Sony T10. My trusty little companion.. LOL..

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  4. I think that you need to take another trip to Venice! Your travel pictures are amazing.
    Also, I like the citrus blend in this pie, especially since I have a big bottle of limoncello waiting to be used. It does look delicious! Enjoy the day!

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    1. I hear you Tina! You are so right about that, and maybe this time should visit Venice in Spring time. It's just so pretty that I really wouldn't mind buying back a couple more bottles of Limoncello.. Have a good Easter with your family. xoxo

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  5. Oh, how fabulous, Jo!!! Your pie looks utterly delicious! And your amazing Italy photos have me yearning to return...

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    1. Thanks Lizzy!! I appreciate your support to this day. Means the world to me, and I am happy to know that my Italian photos spark some memories in you too.. Have a wonderful Easter weekend. huggsss

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  6. This looks so delicious! I love citrus flavor too. I have some limoncello that I made and I'm always looking for new ideas on how to incorporate them in more recipes! Thanks!

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    1. Glad you stopped over. Me too, I am trying to find ways to add Limoncello to all my desserts. LOL.. Will be buzzing you over at your side.. Cheers!

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  7. Such a pretty pie and sounds delicious too! Lemons are my favourite fruit to bake with. Would love to try this recipe, thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Perfecto!! I've made some Limoncello and instead of getting all "happy" and falling over my own feet, this will be a great opportunity to use up some of it. Did you try out the Peach Bellini in Venice? It's suppose to be a Venetian specialty altho I've done a Ping's version of it when I got back from my visit there :) Got addicted to it!

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  9. Your photography is first class!

    Everything looks so beautiful and delicious too in your blog.

    I'm your latest follower :D

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    1. Thanks Zoe! Am glad you like my photos.. I will be buzzing you over at your blog shortly. Cheers, Jo

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  10. Yum, I just love Limoncello! This pie showcases it beautifully! And your pictures of Italy are giving me a bit of wanderlust.

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    1. Thanks for stopping over! I am missing the times I was in Italy right now.. ;) Will buzz you over at your blog.. cheers

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  11. My husband would just die and go to heaven(metaphorically speaking!) if I made this - I can't think of a more fluffy, delicious and gorgeous filling for a pie. Your pics and presentation does it complete justice. Hope you are well Jo!!

    chow :) Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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    1. Hahaha..I'm happy to know that my pie could make your heart beat stop for a moment (metaphorically speaking too!).. kekeke.. Thanks for checking up on me too Devaki.. you take care now and do stay in touch.. xoxo

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  12. Me, me, me I love citrus. I love your pics, I can't wait to make it there and drink plenty of limoncello. Hoping you aren't working too hard and that you and your family have a wonderful Easter.
    -Gina-

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    1. Thanks Gina! No worries, I have you to humour me.. ;p, huggs

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  13. Love your photos, Jo! And this pie!! I love citrus anything!

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  14. Fantastic! I'm a HUGE fan of Limoncello and this pie is DREAM! Buzz, buzz, BUZZ!

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  15. A dessert that everyone must have in the summer time! It looks beautiful!

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    1. Thanks for the popping over Angie.. will stop by your blog shortly. Cheers, Jo

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  16. Mhhh, who does not like citrus flavours? And Limoncello is making it even better. ;)

    Ahhh Venice. I've been there more than once but too bad my memorie has mainly faded. When I was in Kindergarten, my family used to go on vacation in a town not far away from Venice and everytime we'd make on trip there by boat. Too bad the last time I was there is at least 17 years ago (man I'm old) so all that is left mainly is the memory of Piazza San Marco with that crazy amount of pigeons and the Rialto bridge. There's a plane going there directly from my hometown... maybe should just plan a little weekend trip? Sigh...

    Cheers,
    Tobias

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  17. Hi Jo-your fabulous Limoncello reminds me of my two beautiful bottles of homemade Limoncello that I wanted to bring back with me from Italy, three years ago. The worst mistake that I did; was to put them into my carry-on case...they confiscated it, of course...so sad!
    Love the Limoncello amazing pie. I can only imagine how yummy, light and flavorful it was. Love your photos of the famous places in Italy. I have tons of these photos, but the problem is to scan and upload them from my computer, which is not easy!
    Hope your Easter was a nice, and pleasant one!
    Hugsss,

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    1. Oh gosh! That's such a pity.. I really love Limoncello! I have so many more photos of Italy, but it'll be crazy to upload everything .. Hahaha.. I wish I could share them all with all of you.. Take care now..xoxo

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  18. A friend of mines Nonna makes amazing Limoncello. Might have to swipe some for this ;)

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  19. Aw your pictures are making me miss Italy like crazy! I studied abroad there a couple years back and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! You're limoncello cream pie looks amazing! I loveee citrus desserts, gorgeous recipe!

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