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Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Pie
© John Kernick

Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Pie

  • ACTIVE: 20 MIN
  • SERVINGS: makes one 9-inch pie

If you don't want to make a caramel or fudge sauce, Nancy Silverton suggests using high-quality jarred ones like King's Cupboard cream caramel sauce (kingscupboard.com) and Scharffen Berger chocolate sauce (scharffenberger.com).

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  1. 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  2. 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
  3. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  4. Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  5. 1 1/2 pints dulce de leche ice cream
  6. Vanilla-Caramel Sauce
  7. Mocha Hot Fudge Sauce
  8. Spanish salted peanuts with skin, toasted, for serving
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°. In a medium bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs with the butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. Press the crumbs into a 9-inch glass or ceramic pie plate to form an even crust. Bake the crust in the center of the oven for 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool.
  2. Let the ice cream thaw in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Scoop the ice cream in a large bowl and, using an electric mixer, beat it just until very soft but not melted. Spread the softened ice cream into the pie shell and freeze for at least 1 1/2 hours, or until the ice cream is firm.
  3. Cut the pie into wedges and serve with the dessert sauces and peanuts.