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Spectacular Ice Cream Pie

No recipe image available.This yummy ice cream pie is topped with terrific homemade caramel and pecan topping.

Recipe Ingredients:

Caramel Pecan Sauce:
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

Crust:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 finely chopped cup pecans
4 tablespoons butter, melted

Filling:
2 pints vanilla ice cream

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Caramel Pecan Sauce: Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a saucepan and stir in brown sugar. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in 1/2 cup half-and-half; cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup chopped pecans; cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  3. For Crust: Combine 1 cup graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, and 4 tablespoons melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool.
  4. For Filling: Combine 2 pints ice cream (try using toffee, coffee, vanilla, or praline) and spoon into the cooled crust.
  5. Spoon cooled Caramel Pecan Sauce over the ice cream. Freeze and keep frozen until ready to serve.

Makes 8 servings.