If you love those creamy, sweet butterscotch chips, here’s an easy recipe that uses them to make your very own homemade butterscotch ice cream pie! As if the phrase “ice cream” wasn’t enough to make you want to try this vintage dessert, this pie recipe also has a buttery graham cracker crumb base, and some crunch from the delicious toasted pecans on top.
Want to mix things up a bit — you know, maybe with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips or white chocolate? You can use the same easy recipe to make any other morsel-flavored ice cream you want by just swapping out your favorite kind of candy chips in the “filling” portion of the how-to below.
1-1/2 cups chopped toasted pecans, divided
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
One 6-ounce package (1 cup) of Nestle butterscotch flavored morsels
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1-3/4 cups heavy cream, whipped
In bowl, combine 1/2 cup of pecans, graham crackers crumbs, and butter; mix well. Press crumb mixture into 9″ pie plate; set aside.
In saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil 3 minutes. Remove from heat. In a blender container, combine butterscotch chips and sugar mixture. Cover; blend at high speed for 30 seconds. Add eggs, salt, and nutmeg. Cover; blend at high speed for 1 minute. Cool to room temperature. Fold into whipped cream. Spoon 1/2 filling into the crust. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of pecans on top. Spoon remaining filling on top. Garnish with remaining pecans. Freeze until firm.