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Caramel Pecan Ice Cream Dessert Recipe

Caramel Pecan Ice Cream Dessert Recipe

My mother passed this old-time recipe on to me because she knew I'd want to make it. I love desserts—especially this one! —Mary Wright, Morriston, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + freezing YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups caramel ice cream topping
  • 2 quarts vanilla ice cream, softened


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, pecans and brown sugar. Add butter; mix well. Spread in a thin layer in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden, stirring occasionally. Crumble while warm; cool.
  • 2. Press half of crumb mixture into a 13x9-in. dish. Drizzle with half of caramel sauce; spread with ice cream. Top with remaining caramel sauce and crumb mixture. Cover and freeze until firm. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 515 calories, 26g fat (13g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 300mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews for Caramel Pecan Ice Cream Dessert

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LAM1 User ID: 1190538 252068
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2016

"This is so GOOD! My husband loves it!! Made just as printed except I didn't have enough of caramel ice cream topping so put that in the middle & used hot fudge ice cream topping(heated in microwave a few seconds so it would pour easier) on top! Being a chocolate lover, this made it even better."

Cklee1403 User ID: 7760621 251849
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"This reminded me of Pecan Pie A La Mode.Its very rich and plenty sweet.I will definitely make again"

MKEtastygirl User ID: 7797043 249878
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2016

"So, SO yummy! Hubby and kids all loved it. We will definitely make this again."

Tweetybird924 User ID: 8127989 249479
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2016

"As all recipes I make, I always cut the sugar in half automatically and then taste. If needed, I add a tablespoon of sugar at a time if I need to adjust the taste. People need to remember that you can always adjust a recipe to your personal taste."

imhome2 User ID: 2809601 231669
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2015

"this is awesome"

Ceege User ID: 730520 231243
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2015

"@ Andrea7568. desserts are always full of calories and fat. Instead of complaining, just don't make a banana instead. This dessert is great for potlucks, company dinners and family get-togethers. Everyone I have served it to has had nothing but praise for it. Try it, you will like it."

Lori 65 User ID: 4053177 228458
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2015

"Made this last night and it was to sweet won't be making it again."

herling User ID: 2884648 224223
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2015

"Just made this for Easter. It was excellent."

NancyStillman User ID: 6381604 219282
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"A real summer treat, so refreshing, a great finale for your summer party. Have made this often, the crumb mixture can be made ahead and stored for a later time. This is a make again at our house."

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 15166
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"I loved the pecans and oats! So good!"

CanadianChris User ID: 6354761 47550
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013 Edited Jun. 6, 2015

"I made this for a four-generation family dinner for 16 and it was enjoyed by young and older alike. It was a nice change from the pies that are usually associated with the family dinners I attend. Tastes good with walnuts too. I make it often now. This dessert is deliciously different and decadent and a little portion will go a long way."

QNAUTHOR User ID: 6140986 20628
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"This has ben a family favorite since the 1960s. If I only want to make a few servings, I make the full topping recipe and freeze it in a plastic bag. To serve, I make some ice cream balls and roll them in the topping and then pop them back in the freezer until serving time. Yummy!"

bethelschu User ID: 4123613 47417
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"To lower fat & calorie count you could substitute fat free yougurt ice cream. I find it to be very satisfying"

Bev Johnson User ID: 1621003 19167
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"I've made this a few times to take to potlucks, and others always want the recipe."

Cherry-Bomb User ID: 311039 41324
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"This is my favourite dessert. Haven't had it for awhile will be making it for the harvest crew pronto. Delicious."

andrea7568 User ID: 4925883 17438
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2013

"Wonderful taste but too many calories, carbs, and fat. Publish a healthified version, if possible. Thanks."

SammyPower User ID: 7137323 47173
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"I made this last night for our Valentine's potluck today at work, and it was a huge hit!!! So easy and very delicious!"

AVanDe User ID: 6941211 20830
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"Nice recipe but unfortunately doesn't travel well. What was I thinking! Carmel solidified with the crumb mixture making it very hard to chew. Taste was good though."

lll72660 User ID: 4902990 19158
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2010

"I was looking for a fast tasty dessert to serve after a Mexican dinner and thisone seemed to have all the right ingredients. I did find that it was best to serve right out of the freezer as it softened very quickly probably due to the caramel being on as well. I will be making the crunch part of this dessert to serve crumbled over homemade ice cream at our family's 4th of July get together this year. With a little caramel and the crunch part, it will taste much the same and I know will be a hit."

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 20828
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2008

"This is a very rich and wonderful dessert! I took it to a secret sister social gathering and everyone wanted the recipe."

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