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Caramel Pecan Ice Cream Dessert

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
  • Makes
    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


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

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  • LAM1
    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
    Jul 25, 2016

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

  • MKEtastygirl
    Jun 28, 2016

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

  • Tweetybird924
    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
    Aug 23, 2015

    this is awesome

  • Ceege
    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
    Jun 24, 2015

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

  • herling
    Apr 5, 2015

    Just made this for Easter. It was excellent.

  • NancyStillman
    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
    Jun 24, 2014

    I loved the pecans and oats! So good!