Chocolate Ice Cream Pie with Peanut-Turtle Sauce

  • Active Time 25m
  • Total Time 1h 40m

Serves 8

This recipe is flexible so you can make your own ice cream and purchase the sauce instead if you like. Both the sauce and the pie can be made several days in advance, reducing pressure on the cook.


  • 3 pints premium chocolate ice cream, softened
  • One 9-inch purchased chocolate crumb pie shell
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup dark corn syrup
  • 2 cups roasted, lightly salted hulled peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Spoon the ice cream into the pie shell, mounding in center. Freeze until hard. Wrap tightly and return to freezer. The pie can be prepared up to 3 days ahead.


Stir the sugar and butter in heavy medium saucepan over low heat until melted. Stir in the cream and corn syrup. Simmer uncovered until the sauce has thickened and is reduced to 2 cups, stirring occasionally with a metal spoon to prevent the sauce from boiling over, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a storage container. Cool to room temperature, then stir in peanuts, lemon juice and vanilla. The sauce can be used immediately or can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.


Bring the sauce to room temperature. Soften the pie in the refrigerator. With a knife dipped into hot water and wiped dry between cuts, cut the pie into wedges. Transfer the wedges to dessert plates. Stir the sauce to distribute the peanuts and spoon a generous dollop over and around each pie wedge. Serve immediately.

Recipe created exclusively for by Michael McLaughlin.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4044

nutrition information per serving

867 calories; 56g total fat; 99mg cholesterol; 242mg sodium; 85g carbohydrates; 5g fiber; 15g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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