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Frozen Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie (GF Option)

This Frozen Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie recipe couldn’t be any easier to assemble and the orange pumpkin layer makes it a pretty dessert for fall.

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Okay, I admit that I am one of those people that love all things pumpkin. As soon as I flip our calendar over to September I start thinking about cooler weather, bonfires, hay-rack rides, S’mores, hot chocolate and my love for pumpkins 🙂

Frozen Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie is a fabulous frozen dessert that is extremely tasty, yet doesn’t require much effort. 

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First, allow the butter pecan ice cream to soften just enough to be able to scoop it into a graham cracker pie crust. For this recipe, I purchased an Oreo graham cracker crust. However, you can easily make your own or modify it to be a gluten free crust.

I like to use Kinnikinnick S’Moreable Graham Crackers whenever I need to make a graham cracker crust. Simply crush the entire box of crackers into crumbs, add 3 – 4 tablespoons of melted butter and 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar. Mix it all together and pat into the bottom and up the sides of a pie pan. Voila! Instant gluten free graham cracker crust. 

Next, using the back of a large spoon or spatula, gently pat the ice cream into the crust and smooth the top with a spatula or the back of a large spoon. Freeze for 2 hours.

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Another layer is created using a combination of pumpkin, sugar, spices and whipped heavy cream. Let me tell ya… I could literally eat this right out of the bowl! Sooo yummy!

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Carefully spread the pumpkin mixture over the frozen ice cream, smoothing the top with the back of a spoon. Freeze another 2 hours or until firm.

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Although it is tempting to dig right in, it’s best to remove the pie from the freezer 15 minutes before slicing. Garnish each slice with fresh pecans, a drizzle of chocolate syrup and caramel sauce and/or a dollop of whipped cream.

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Frozen Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie (GF Option)

Yields 8 servings

15 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 qt butter pecan ice cream (*gluten free option - I like Breyer's brand)
  • 1 (9 inch) store purchased Oreo pie crust (*gluten free option - use gluten free graham crackers to make crust)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin, without spices added
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1/2 cup chocolate syrup (*gluten free version - I used Hershey's brand)
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping (*gluten free option - I used Smucker's Simple Delights Salted Caramel Sauce. I personally called the company and they assured me that as of this writing this particular product is considered gluten free).
  • 1 dollop whipped topping (garnish)
  • pecans

Instructions

  1. Scoop softened ice cream into a graham cracker pie crust. Using the back of a large spoon or spatula, gently pat the ice cream into the crust and smooth the top with a spatula or the back of a large spoon.
  2. Freeze for 2 hours, or until firm.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. Fold in whipped cream.
  4. Spread mixture over top of ice cream.
  5. Cover and freeze for 2 hours, or until firm.
  6. Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving.
  7. Garnish with a drizzle of chocolate and caramel ice cream topping, dollop of whipped cream and pecans.
  8. Serve.
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Since the colors of the butter pecan ice cream + the orange pumpkin layer, topped with a drizzle of chocolate and caramel syrup are so vibrant, they remind me of tiger stripes. 

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Wouldn’t this be a fun dessert to serve at a Halloween party?  You could also add a few Halloween sprinkles for another fun touch. Another idea is to make your own graham cracker crust and pat it into the bottom of an 8 Inch Square Glass Baking Dish. Finish making the recipe as directed.

Finally, instead of serving pie slices you can cut the dessert into squares. Either way, this really is a great recipe.

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Blessed Beyond Crazy is honored to have this recipe featured in the 2015 November edition of Bella Magazine.

Enjoy!

Linda

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