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Pretzel Dessert

This pretzel based dessert with an orange filling is delicious and simple to make. After the first bite my g'daughter said 'this is so good'.

  • 1 cup pretzels, crushed, I used my food processor
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  1. Crush pretzels in the food processor, add sugar, and melted butter and pulse till combined. If you don't have a food processor crush pretzels with a rolling pin, then add sugar and melted butter and stir till combined.
  2. Pat crust into an 8" baking pan and bake in a 400º oven for 10 minutes.
  3. Cool on wire rack.
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  1. Combine the filling ingredients (minus sour cream) in a large microwave safe bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Microwave on high till it thickens, stirring frequently. Takes approximately 7 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cool.
  3. Once cool fold in sour cream and pour filling into crust. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
  4. To serve top with whipped cream and decorate as you wish. Sprinkled with a little grated orange peel adds a nice tangy flavor. 


  1. Mmmm, orange!

    I've only made a pretzel dessert with jello and strawberries - this sounds so refreshing!

  2. Oh sister, what can I say but YUMMY!! When's coffee time?

  3. Betty, that sounds like a great recipe and to share it with your granddaughter makes it even better..Hope your having a great summer.

  4. this sounds super YUM! definitley going to give this one try

  5. That looks absolutely delicious and would be something I would really like to try.
    Have a great day.

  6. Oh this sounds so divine! I am linking it to my FB page. :)

  7. Oh YUM~~~this sounds wonderful.

  8. I sure could enjoy a piece of that right about now!

  9. This sounds good. Maybe I just found my contribution to the July 4annual family party.

  10. and it was sooooo good! i liked it plain though, without the fruit. mmmmmmm make more!

  11. Oh that would be salty and sweet together...the best of both worlds! I just checked my cupboards, I have everything except the pretzels...I'm on it for tomorrow!

  12. This looks so good0 I will have to try it!


  13. Mmm..this looks delicious! Definitely have to put it on my summer menu! Just picked up a copy of your now famous cookbook for my mom's birthday..she was THRILLED! Thanks for all you do to bring smiles to our faces:) Keep up God's work!

  14. I used this recipe but made it with coffee instead of oj and added a squeeze or two of chocolate syrup melted chocolate and toasted coconut on the pretzel crust! yum!


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