Frozen pecan pie: A vintage recipe from the 80s

Frozen pecan pie retro recipe

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Frozen pecan pie retro recipe (1982)

This tasty no-bake frozen pecan pie recipe comes from the ’80s, and delivers a chilly cheesecake-flavored filling studded with delicious nuts.

One of fall’s favorite desserts gets a cool summer makeover in this version of the classic.

Frozen pecan pie retro recipe

Frozen pecan pie

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup Karo light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 9-inch Keebler graham cracker pie crust


  1. In large bowl with mixer at high speed, beat cream cheese, light corn syrup, and brown sugar until smooth.
  2. With mixer at medium speed add milk and vanilla; beat until blended.
  3. Stir in chopped pecans.
  4. Turn mixture into the pie crust.
  5. Cover; freeze 6 hours or until firm.
  6. Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving.
  7. If desired, serve with whipped cream.



Frozen coconut pie: Follow recipe for frozen pecan pie. Omit brown sugar and pecans. Add 1/4 cup sugar and 1 cup coconut, toasted, to corn syrup mixture.

Frozen chocolate chip nut pie:
Follow recipe for frozen pecan pie. Omit brown sugar and pecans. Add cup sugar, 1/2 cup chopped almonds and 1/2 cup chopped semisweet chocolate pieces to corn syrup mixture.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 433Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 230mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 36gProtein: 5g

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