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Frozen Caramel and Butter Pecan Pie

Frozen Caramel and Butter Pecan Pie ~ Brown sugar graham cracker crust, butter pecan ice cream, homemade caramel, and whipped cream bound to satisfy all.Frozen Caramel and Butter Pecan Pie ~ Brown sugar graham cracker crust, butter pecan ice cream, homemade caramel and whipped cream ~ The Complete Savorist #SoHoppinGood adThis weekend I left town and headed to Boise to visit my brother and his family. For months now my sister in law Lindsay has been taunting me with their sunshine and spring-like weather. I had to see it for myself.

And as my luck would have it, it rained. But I’ll take rain any day over snow. There wasn’t much on the agenda this weekend other than teaching Lindsay more about my website and business, as she came on as my virtual assistant about 5 or so weeks ago. It’s been wonderful having help and she’s utterly fantastic. The other agenda items were to cook. She’s not a fan of it, and well, I kind of enjoy it. Ok, honestly, I was happy to have a captive audience to cook for.

I know Lindsay has a sweet tooth, and when I allow it, so do I. While I was at Walmart stocking up on road trip food for the kid and me along with ingredients for a some of the meals I planned, I wandered into the ice cream section. I need to get more desserts on this website but I also need mouths to feed those desserts to, so this weekend was ideal.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SoHoppinGood #CollectiveBiasFrozen Caramel and Butter Pecan Pie ~ Brown sugar graham cracker crust, butter pecan ice cream, homemade caramel and whipped cream ~ The Complete Savorist #SoHoppinGood adThe new packaging for Blue Bunny® Ice Cream caught my eye and then Butter Pecan seemed to call out to me. Instantly I knew what I wanted to make. I was inspired by a family dessert that Mom2 makes in the summer time, but I was going to play with the flavors.

Except the recipe I constructed wasn’t going to be overly palatable to my little (yet much taller) brother, as it called for homemade caramel and he’s not the biggest fan. I just picked him up his own carton of ice cream. Blue Bunny® Cherrific Cheesecake sounded good to me as well and I thought he’d enjoy that. Being able to see the the swirls through the clear package made me want to dig right in, right there in the store…after all the deli section of the store has spoons.

When I served the Frozen Caramel and Butter Pecan Pie, Joseph ate it right up, so much for not liking caramel. As I suspected, this dessert was a HUGE hit with the family, every adult and child devoured it.Frozen Caramel and Butter Pecan Pie ~ Brown sugar graham cracker crust, butter pecan ice cream, homemade caramel and whipped cream ~ The Complete Savorist #SoHoppinGood adFrozen Caramel and Butter Pecan Pie ~ Brown sugar graham cracker crust, butter pecan ice cream, homemade caramel and whipped cream ~ The Complete Savorist #SoHoppinGood ad

Frozen Caramel and Butter Pecan Pie

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Michelle De La Cerda
Frozen Caramel and Butter Pecan Pie ~ Brown sugar graham cracker crust, butter pecan ice cream, homemade caramel, and whipped cream bound to satisfy all.
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Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 sleeve graham crackers crushed (about 9 crackers; 1 1/2 cup crumbs)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 melted butter
  • Cooking spray or butter (for lining the dish)

Ice Cream

  • 1 carton Blue Bunny® Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Caramel Sauce

  • 1 stick SALTED butter
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt; depending on taste

Whipped Cream

  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp sugar +/- to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
  • 1-2 oz package pecan pieces

Instructions

Crust

  1. Melt the butter.
  2. Toss the graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar together.
  3. Using a fork, slowly incorporated the melted butter into the sugared crumb mixture.
  4. Grease a 9x13 pan with either cooking spray or butter.
  5. Press the graham cracker crumbs into the pan, taking care that it is pushed into the corners and that there are no holes.
  6. Cover and freeze for 30 minutes.

Ice Cream

  1. Set the ice cream out 15 minutes before using, allowing it to soften and be spreadable. Time may vary depending on room temperature.
  2. Once the crust is solid and the ice cream has soften, spread it evenly over the graham cracker crust.
  3. Cover and freeze for at least 30 to an hour.

Caramel Sauce

  1. In a heavy bottom sauce pan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add the brown sugar, heavy cream and vanilla, whisk together.
  3. Whisk constantly for 5 minutes and add a quarter of the salt, whisk and cook for an additional minute. Take care to not let it burn.
  4. Stop and scrap down the sides.
  5. Taste for salt, add more, an additional quarter portion and resume whisking for another minute or two. Taste again. Repeat adding salt and returning to a simmer until it has reached the desired saltiness.
  6. Once the salt is right, allow to simmer and thicken for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat, scrape down the sides and allow to cool enough to pour over the ice cream when ready.
  8. Cover and freeze for 30-60 minutes.

Whipped Cream

  1. Chill the bowl before whipping the cream for 10 minutes in the freezer.
  2. When ready, add the whipping cream to the bowl and begin mixing on medium high.
  3. Slowly pour the sugar and vanilla in and increase speed to high.
  4. Mix until the whip cream begins to stiffen.
  5. Spread evenly over the caramel.
  6. Top with pecan pieces.
  7. Cover and freeze for at least 30 minutes, then serve when ready.
  8. Enjoy

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
    March 8, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Are you kidding me?! This dessert has everything I love!!! Ahhhh, I would so eat this for breakfast right now!!

  • Reply
    Christie
    March 8, 2016 at 6:12 am

    I love butter pecan ice cream and you paired it with caramel. I need a slice of this pie right now.

  • Reply
    Marye
    March 8, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks heavenly!

  • Reply
    heather @french press
    March 8, 2016 at 8:57 am

    even with our cold and rain, this frozen dessert sounds PERFECT!!

  • Reply
    Nutmeg Nanny
    March 8, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Oh hello delicious little frozen pie! I would happily eat a slice…or two 🙂

  • Reply
    Amanda | The Chunky Chef
    March 8, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    So decadent and delicious looking!!!

  • Reply
    Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life
    March 8, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    What a delicious pie! I could so go for a slice of this!

  • Reply
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks
    March 8, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    A heavenly dessert for any occasion.

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    Melanie | Melanie Makes
    March 8, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    That caramel! I’d be grabbing a spoon pronto!

  • Reply
    Megan
    March 8, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Has a Pecan Pie ever looked to so good! I think not!

  • Reply
    Megan {Country Cleaver}
    March 8, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Who can pass up a slice of pie?! Not me!

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    Kim Beaulieu
    March 8, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    This looks SO good. I could eat this all day long and never tire of it. Nothing beats frozen pie. Nothing. Love the caramel.

  • Reply
    christine
    March 9, 2016 at 6:33 am

    This is right up my alley. I’d make it for Easter but I don’t really want to share it! I’ll have to “practice” making it on a random day when nobody is home 🙂

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    linda spiker
    March 10, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Gorgeous…my mouth is watering…

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    March 10, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    This looks so heavenly. That oeey gooey caramel has my name written all over it!

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    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    March 11, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    The only thing better than ice-cream, is desserts made with ice-cream! This frozen pie sounds incredible and would be a huge hit at my house for sure!

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    Himani Sawhney
    March 11, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Sounds delicious! Will try making this over the weekend.

  • Reply
    Healing Tomato
    March 13, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    Talk about comfort food! All that dripping caramel, pecans and ice cream is exactly what the doctor ordered. 🙂

  • Reply
    Manju | Cooking Curries
    March 15, 2016 at 1:42 am

    You are so making me crave for a dessert right now! This looks so good!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    April 2, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Can you use pre maid Carmel

    • Reply
      Michelle De La Cerda
      April 2, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      I don’t see why not. I think the ice cream topping stuff, being thick, would work well.

  • Reply
    Sheila Vives
    July 12, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    My tongue is hanging out. This looks so good!

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