November 20, 2012

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with Maple Glazed Pecans {Naptime Entertaining}

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with Maple Glazed Pecans via The Naptime Chef

I’ve been posting some of my Thanksgiving favorites over the past week because we’ve been enjoying them all month long. That is really one of the hidden beauties of skipping the mega family feast every few years – you can just enjoy what you want when you want! To leave you with a truly wonderful dish, today I am sharing one of my favorite Thanksgiving desserts. Obviously, I love pumpkin pie but sometimes I need a break. I mean, who doesn’t love it when the pumpkin flavor comes from the ice cream (!) and there is a graham cracker crust involved.

The other thing I love about this pie is how truly easy it is to make. I whip it up in no time the day before the big feast and leave it in the freezer to get nice and frozen. After the meal we will look forward to a big slice! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday this year. Please stay safe and warm. I’ll be back next week with a fresh round of posts as we prepare for the holiday season. xoxoKelsey

Recipe

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with Maple Spiced Pecans

Ingredients

1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 cups high quality pumpkin ice cream OR 2 cups vanilla cream and 1 cup pumpkin puree mixed together
16 pecans
4 tablespoons maple syrup

Whipped Cream for serving

Instructions

1. PreheatĀ  the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch pie plate and set aside.

2. Combine the graham cracker crumb, sugar, and butter in a bowl. Stir until the crumbs are moistened and press into the pie plate. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow to cool

3. Allow the ice cream to soften and press it firmly into the baked pie crust, smoothing the top with a spatula.

4. In a small skillet over medium heat add the pecans and maple syrup and stir the pecans until they are coated in the maple syrup and it begins to crystallize. Be patient, this takes about 8 minutes. Remove the pecans and arrange them on top of the pie.

5. Freeze the pie for at least 4 hours. Serve with whipped cream.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

This delicious pie recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving and is such a nice change from regular pumpkin pie! It would also be great served with caramel sauce.

Naptime Stopwatch

20 minutes prep time, 10 minutes bake timeĀ  (plus freezing time)

Naptime Reviews

This delicious pie is always a hit!