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Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream Torte Recipe

Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream Torte Recipe

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 YIELD:16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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