Recipe

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 30 minutes active, plus 4 or more hours to freeze.
Servings: 8

A little pumpkin puree, sugar and spices easily transform vanilla ice cream into a scrumptious filling. Paired with a tasty gingersnap cookie crust, it makes for a fabulous fall treat!

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 25-30 gingersnap cookies
  • 3 tablespoons raisins or pitted dates
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Filling

  • 1 cup pumpkin purée (canned or freshly cooked)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. In a food processor, process the raisins or dates, then add the cookies and pecans. Blend until they are coarse crumbs. Slowly blend in the melted butter. Grease a pie pan, and using your fingers, pat the mixture into the bottom of the pan and up the sides. Bake the crust for 12-15 minutes. Let it cool before adding the filling.
  2. In a food processor, blend all of the filling ingredients until smooth. Pour into cooled crust. Depending on the size of the pan, there may be a little filling left over; if so, pour into a small cup and freeze for an individual dessert. Put the pie in the freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Serving Suggestion

Let the pie sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes before slicing with a knife heated in hot water. Serve with whipped cream or caramel sauce.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 394, Fat: 20 g, Cholesterol: 45 mg, Sodium: 219 mg, Carbohydrate: 51 g, Dietary Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 5 g