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Freezer Pumpkin Pie

 Freezer Pumpkin Pie
Vera Reid of Laramie, Wyoming puts a cool twist on tradition with this wonderful do-ahead dessert. Gingersnaps and pecans form the delicious baked crust for this pie's pumpkin and ice cream filling.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + freezing Bake: 5 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed gingersnaps
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, slightly softened

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine the pecans, gingersnaps, sugar and butter; mix
  • well. Press into a 9-in. pie pan; bake at 450° for 5 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • In a bowl, beat first six filling ingredients. Stir in ice cream and
  • mix until well blended. Spoon into crust. Freeze until firm, at
  • least 2-3 hours. Store in freezer. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 371 calories, 20 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 327 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.