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Pioneer Woman Ice Cream Pie

Pioneer Woman, known for her delectable recipes, presents a mouthwatering creation called Pioneer Woman Ice Cream Pie. This delightful dessert combines the creaminess of ice cream with a crunchy crust, resulting in a delightful flavor and texture experience. Pioneer Woman’s Ice Cream Pie is a delightful treat that is perfect for summer gatherings, special occasions, or simply satisfying your sweet tooth.

ice cream pie with caramel topping

Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 25 mins Total: 40 mins


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Pioneer Woman Ice Cream Pie is a frozen dessert that features layers of creamy ice cream, a buttery crust, and a variety of delicious toppings. The crust, often made from crushed cookies or graham crackers, provides a satisfying crunch and acts as a base for the ice cream layers. The ice cream can be customized with different flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, or mint, allowing for endless possibilities. Toppings like chocolate sauce, caramel, whipped cream, nuts, or fruit add extra decadence and flavor. Once assembled, the pie is frozen until firm, making it a refreshing and indulgent treat.

Why does this recipe work?

  • Irresistible Flavor Combinations: The Pioneer Woman Ice Cream Pie offers endless flavor combinations, allowing you to mix and match different ice cream flavors, and toppings to create unique and delicious combinations.
  • Easy Preparation: Great option for both experienced bakers and beginners, with a few simple steps, you can create an impressive dessert that will wow your family and friends.
  • Versatile and Customizable: The Pioneer Woman Ice Cream Pie can be easily customized to accommodate dietary restrictions or personal preferences. You can opt for dairy-free or vegan ice cream alternatives, gluten-free crusts, or choose from a wide range of toppings to suit your needs.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue, celebrating a birthday, or simply craving a sweet treat, this ice cream pie is a versatile dessert that can be enjoyed on any occasion.

ice cream pie with caramel topping

Pioneer Woman ice cream pie recipe

Ingredients

For the caramel sauce

  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1/2 cup Half-and-half
  • Pinch Of Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla

For the crust

  • 1/4 cup Egg Whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Pecans, Finely Chopped

For the filling

  • pint (16 fluid ounces / 473 ml) Ice Cream Flavor 1 (e.g. Chocolate)
  • 1 pint (16 fluid ounces / 473 ml) Ice Cream Flavor 2 (e.g. Vanilla)

How to cook a Pioneer Woman ice cream pie?

For the caramel sauce:

  1. Combine the butter, brown sugar, half & half, and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Cook and whisk gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until the mixture thickens.
  3. Add vanilla and continue cooking for another minute to further thicken the sauce.
  4. Turn off the heat and transfer the caramel sauce into a jar. Refrigerate until cold.

For the crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F / 175 C.
  2. Beat the egg whites until frothy.
  3. Add sugar and salt and continue to beat until the egg-white mixture becomes stiff.
  4. Gently fold in the nuts.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly over the bottom and sides of a baking pan. Ensure to cover also the sides.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the crust turns golden brown.
  7. Set the crust aside, leaving it to cool completely.

To assemble ice cream pie

  1. Take the ice cream out of the freezer.
  2. Allow it to soften.
  3. Spread the first flavored ice cream over the bottom of the crust.
  4. Spread the other ice cream over the first flavor.
  5. Cover the pie with foil
  6. Freeze until it becomes very hard.
  7. Prepare the caramel sauce by mixing all the ingredients: butter, brown sugar, half and half, salt, and vanilla.
  8. Get out of the freezer and cut the portions.
  9. Serve with a spoonful of caramel sauce over each slice!

Tips

  • Allow the pie to soften slightly at room temperature for a few minutes before serving to make slicing easier.
  • Use a sharp, serrated knife to cleanly cut through the frozen pie and crust.
  • Serve the ice cream pie on chilled dessert plates or bowls to help maintain its frozen consistency.
  • Drizzle chocolate or caramel sauce on top of each slice just before serving for an extra touch of indulgence.
  • Garnish with fresh fruit, mint leaves, or crushed nuts to add color, texture, and flavor to the presentation.
  • Serve the ice cream pie with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of additional ice cream, if desired.
  • Store any leftovers in the freezer, tightly covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, to maintain freshness and prevent freezer burn.

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ice cream pie with caramel topping

Pioneer Woman Ice Cream Pie

Caroline Sciberras
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

For the caramel sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

For the crust

  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup pecans finely chopped

For the filling

  • 1 pint 16 fluid ounces / 473 ml ice cream flavor 1 (e.g. Chocolate)
  • 1 pint 16 fluid ounces / 473 ml ice cream flavor 2 (e.g. Vanilla)

Instructions
 

For the caramel sauce:

  • Combine the butter, brown sugar, half & half, and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Cook and whisk gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until the mixture thickens.
  • Add vanilla and continue cooking for another minute to further thicken the sauce.
  • Turn off the heat and transfer the caramel sauce into a jar. Refrigerate until cold.

For the crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F / 175 C.
  • Beat the egg whites until frothy.
  • Add sugar and salt and continue to beat until the egg-white mixture becomes stiff.
  • Gently fold in the nuts.
  • Spread the mixture evenly over the bottom and sides of a baking pan. Ensure to cover also the sides.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the crust turns golden brown.
  • Set the crust aside, leaving it to cool completely.

To assemble ice cream pie

  • Take the ice cream out of the freezer.
  • Allow it to soften.
  • Spread the first flavored ice cream over the bottom of the crust.
  • Spread the other ice cream over the first flavor.
  • Cover the pie with foil
  • Freeze until it becomes very hard.
  • Prepare the caramel sauce by mixing all the ingredients: butter, brown sugar, half and half, salt, and vanilla.
  • Get out of the freezer and cut the portions.
  • Serve with a spoonful of caramel sauce over each slice!

Notes

  • Allow the pie to soften slightly at room temperature for a few minutes before serving to make slicing easier.
  • Use a sharp, serrated knife to cleanly cut through the frozen pie and crust.
  • Serve the ice cream pie on chilled dessert plates or bowls to help maintain its frozen consistency.
  • Drizzle chocolate or caramel sauce on top of each slice just before serving for an extra touch of indulgence.
  • Garnish with fresh fruit, mint leaves, or crushed nuts to add color, texture, and flavor to the presentation.
  • Serve the ice cream pie with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of additional ice cream, if desired.
  • Store any leftovers in the freezer, tightly covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, to maintain freshness and prevent freezer burn.
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