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No-Baked Apple Ice Cream Pie Recipe

No-Baked Apple Ice Cream Pie


  • 1 large store-bought graham cracker crust
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • One 12-ounce jar Dulce de Leche caramel topping
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted

Preparation Method

  • Read the package directions on the graham cracker crust and prebake if necessary.

  • You can, of course, use your favorite homemade crust recipe, pressed into a 9-inch pie pan and prebaked.

  • In either case, let the crust cool on a cooling rack while you prepare the apples.

  • Melt the butter in a large nonreactive skillet or saute pan.

  • Add the apples and cook, stirring, over medium heat until they're just about tender, 5 to 6 minutes.

  • Stir in the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice, cook for another minute or so, and remove from the heat.

  • Scrape the apples and their juice onto a large plate and let cool.

  • When the apples are almost cool, scrape them and their juice into the pie shell, spreading them evenly in the crust.

  • Without measuring — that's the fun part, not measuring — slowly pour a little less than half of the bottle of caramel evenly over the apples.

  • Put the pie shell in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up the apples and caramel.

  • When you do this, put the ice cream in the refrigerator to soften it.

  • After 30 minutes, spoon the softened ice cream over the apples, pressing it down and smoothing it out with the back of a fork.

  • Now pour as much of the remaining caramel over the ice cream as you like.

  • You can pour it in a spiral, a zigzag, or any decorative fashion you like. (Note to kids: you probably won't need to use all of the remaining topping, but you don't have to tell your parents I said that, if you don't want to.)

  • Sprinkle the nuts over the top of the pie, then put the pie back in the freezer for 1 hour to firm it up.

  • No cheating and taking it out before an hour is up. Slice and serve.

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