Pumpkin ice cream squares

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Can pumpkin
1 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Each salt; ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg
1 cup Shopped pecans
½ gallon Good quality vanilla ice cream
36 \N Ginger snaps; about
\N \N Additional whole pecans for garnish, if desired

Leave out ice cream to soften to mixable consistancy. In a large bowl, blend the ice cream, pumpkin, sugar, salt, spices and chopped pecans. Cover the bottom of an ungreased sheet cake or lasagna pan (I prefer to use glass) with a layer of ginger snaps. If desired, you can also place a row of gingersnaps along the sides, standing on their side. Pour half the ice cream mixture on top. Make another layer of ginger snaps on top of the ice cream misture, and again along the sides if desired. Pour the remaining ice cream mix on top. Garnish with whole pecans and/or ginger snap crumbs.

Re-freeze. Leave out 15 min or so before serving to make cutting and removing from the pan easier. Cut into squares and serve. May be served with a dollop of whipped cream. Notes: I use a bit less sugar and a lot more spice than the recipe actually calls for. You can really judge by taste as you mix -since this isn't baked or cooked, the spices will taste the same when served as they do while you mix them in. If using a prepared pumpkin pie filling, rather than plain pumpkin, I don't add any more sugar, but do add a bit more spice.

Posted to EAT-L Digest by Kim Malo <kmalo19@...> on Nov 18, 1997

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