Thanksgiving 2013 – Honey Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

Most people like the taste of spicy sweet pumpkin, but some (including me) aren’t crazy about the texture of pumpkin pie. A delicious and easy dessert alternative is Honey Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie!

Ingredients:

1 qt vanilla ice cream (softened)

3/4 cup pumpkin (canned)

1/4 cup honey

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp salt

1 pinch nutmeg

1 pinch clove

1 9 inch graham cracker pie crust

1/2 cup pecans (chopped and toasted)

Directions:

Combine all ingredients (except shell and pecans) and pour into pie shell. Sprinkle with pecans and freeze until serving time. Serve with whipped cream  and drizzled honey on top.

Cooking With Honey – Sprinkle Bakes’ Chocolate-Honey Cake

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Isn’t this cake fabulous?  It tastes heavenly too! 
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After you finish drooling, you can find the recipe (complete with video!) at Sprinkle Bakes.
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Honey Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

Most people like the taste of spicy sweet pumpkin, but some (including me) aren’t crazy about the texture of pumpkin pie. A delicious and easy dessert alternative is Honey Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie!

Ingredients:

1 qt vanilla ice cream (softened)

3/4 cup pumpkin (canned)

1/4 cup honey

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ginger

1/4 tsp salt

1 pinch nutmeg

1 pinch clove

1 pie shell (9 inch pie shell cooled and baked)

1/2 cup pecans (chopped and toasted)

Preparation Steps:

  1. Combine all ingredients (except shell and pecans) and pour into pie shell.
  2. Sprinkle with pecans and freeze until serving time.
  3. Serve with whipped cream  and drizzled honey on top if desired.

A Pie Named Steve

Actually, this is about Grasshopper Pie. But Grasshopper Pie reminds me of one of my favorite jokes.

A grasshopper walks into a bar and the bartender says, ”Hey, we have a drink named after you!”
The grasshopper looks surprised and says, ”You have a drink named Steve?’

Whether you call it Grasshopper Pie or Steve, it still tastes great!

Ingredients

25 chocolate sandwich cookies (I use Oreos)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 cups marshmallow creme
1/4 cup creme de menthe liqueur
2 cups whipping cream
Directions

Crush cookies and set aside 1/4 cup of crumbs. Place remaining crumbs in a medium bowl and mix in melted butter. Press mixture firmly into bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie pan.

In a large mixing bowl, whip together marshmallow creme and creme de menthe until smooth. In a separate bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form, then fold into marshmallow mixture. Pour mixture into pan and sprinkle reserved cookie crumbs on top. Freeze at least 2 hours, until firm. Remove from freezer 20 minutes before serving to soften slightly.