Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream Torte Recipe
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Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream Torte Recipe

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This delectable dessert layers my favorite ice cream (chocolate) and my husband's favorite (butter pecan) on a shortbread crust, along with chocolate candy pieces, toasted pecans and caramel topping. It never fails to impress our guests. -Kelly Arvay Barberton, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
  • 2 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each), chopped
  • 12 pecan shortbread cookies, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup pecan halves, toasted, divided
  • 1/2 gallon butter pecan ice cream, slightly softened
  • 1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream, slightly softened

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 403 calories, 24g fat (10g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. For caramel sauce, heat caramel topping and candy bars in a microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes or until candy bars are melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Cool.
  2. Combine cookie crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 10-in. springform pan. Chop 1/2 cup pecans.
  3. Spoon half of the butter pecan ice cream over crust. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons caramel sauce; sprinkle with 1/4 cup chopped pecans. Spread with half of the chocolate ice cream. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons caramel sauce; sprinkle with remaining chopped pecans.
  4. Spoon remaining butter pecan ice cream around edge of pan; spread remaining chocolate ice cream in center of pan. Cover and freeze overnight. Refrigerate remaining caramel sauce.
  5. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Reheat caramel sauce. Garnish torte with remaining pecan halves; drizzle with 2 tablespoons caramel sauce. Serve with remaining caramel sauce. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream Torte in Taste of Home June/July 2004, p27

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Sarah C User ID: 2832290 132692
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2009

"Re: chocolate Pecan Ice Cream Torte. Took this desert to a get-together and I keep getting requests to make it again.


Dee H User ID: 2545660 133833
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2008

"The Holiday Meringue dessert looks delious and i would probably have to try it and im sure it would be delcioso!"

taskerfam5 User ID: 1557934 52948
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2008

"This dessert is a winner time and time again. I have made it personally twice and my mom has made more times than that. Each of us gets asked "How did you make that?" My husband now ranks this as his favorite dessert."

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