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Fried Ice Cream Pie

fried ice cream pie Dessert Mexican
Fried Ice Cream Pie
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 5 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8
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Skip the freezing/frying race against time and make this easy fried ice cream pie instead. It’s got everything you love about the famous Mexican dessert. Come for the vanilla ice cream, stay for the crunchy cinnamon-sugar “coating” used in the bottom crust, top crust and everywhere in between. Recipe by Carrie Franzen (tablespoon.com). ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal
2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted

3 1/2 cups rich vanilla ice cream, softened
1 1/4 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal, coarsely crushed
1/4 cup chopped salted almonds

2 tablespoons caramel sauce
Sweetened whipped cream, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F
  • 2
    In food processor, place 3 cups cereal; cover and process until finely crushed. In medium bowl, mix crushed cereal and sugar with fork. Stir in melted butter until well blended. Press cereal mixture evenly in bottom and up side of ungreased 9-inch pie plate. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Spread softened ice cream in crust. In small bowl, stir coarsely crushed cereal with almonds until blended. Top ice cream layer with cereal mixture. Press pieces firmly in top. Freeze until solid, about 4 hours.
  • 4
    Let pie stand 10 minutes before cutting. When ready to serve, top each pie slice with caramel sauce and whipped cream.

Expert Tips

  • To soften ice cream, remove from freezer to refrigerator 20 to 30 minutes before needed.
  • A rich and premium vanilla ice cream tends to melt less when using in a recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8 servings
Calories
340
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15
Saturated Fat
8
Trans Fat
0
Cholesterol
35
Sodium
290
Dietary Fiber
2
Protein
4
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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