Frozen Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie is a fabulous no-bake dessert that is perfect for fall. It’s also a great make-ahead dessert that doesn’t require hardly any effort and it’s easy to make gluten-free.
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Calling All Pumpkin Lovers!
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 🙂
Constructing the Pie!
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.
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.
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! So yummy!
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.
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.
Frozen Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie (GF Option)
- 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)
- 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.
- Freeze for 2 hours, or until firm.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. Fold in whipped cream.
- Spread mixture over top of ice cream.
- Cover and freeze for 2 hours, or until firm.
- Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving.
- Garnish with a drizzle of chocolate and caramel ice cream topping, a dollop of whipped cream, and pecans.
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.
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.
Finally, instead of serving pie slices, you can cut the dessert into squares. Either way, this really is a great recipe.
Blessed Beyond Crazy is honored to have this recipe featured in the 2015 November edition of Bella Magazine.
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