Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Pie with Spiced Candied Pecans

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Pie with Spiced Candied Pecans Recipe

One of the best things about Thanksgiving is the PIE, am I right? Of all the pies served at Thanksgiving, the star of the show is usually the pumpkin pie. There’s just something about that smooth, spicy taste that screams all things fall, Thanksgiving, coziness, family, and….YUM. Well I love traditional pumpkin pie as much as the next person, but this year I wanted to take it to the next level and incorporate ice cream and pecans somehow. After some experimentation, I came up with the perfect combination of sugar and spice, and today I’m sharing the result: my Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Pie with Spiced Candied Pecans recipe. It’s a mouthful — in more ways than one. 😉

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Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Pie with Spiced Candied Pecans Thanksgiving Pie Recipe

First, the Sugar

This pie uses three types of sugar: brown, regular, and powdered. I used Florida Crystals Organic Raw Cane Sugars (all three types) in this recipe, and I love knowing that it’s certified organic and grown and harvested sustainably in the United States. You can get Florida Crystals organic sugars at your local grocery store, and they’re also available online at Amazon and Walmart. I highly recommend them! Many thanks to Florida Crystals for sending me these sugars to use in my recipe.

Florida Crystals Raw Cane Sugar in Brown, Powdered, and Regular

Next, the Spice

We have an ice cream maker and have made several types of ice cream before (like this Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream recipe). We had made a few batches of pumpkin pie ice cream and kept tweaking the types and amount of spices to bring out the ultimate pumpkin pie flavor. We discovered that the best combination of spices in pumpkin pie ice cream is cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Oh yeah, and a little cayenne pepper. You guys, the cayenne pepper adds just the perfect pop of heat and makes all of the other spices stand out more. This worked so well that we added a pinch of cayenne to the candied pecan trimmings, too.

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Pie with Spiced Candied Pecans Thanksgiving Pie Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Pie Recipe

Begin by making the ice cream. We use an ice cream machine, but if you don’t have one, see below for other options. While the ice cream is in the machine, make and bake the pie crust, then let it cool. Add the soft ice cream to the cooled, prepared pie crust, then top with extra pie crumbles and candied spiced pecans. Freeze for a few hours. Once the pie is completely frozen, take it out 10 to 20 minutes before serving to soften a little. Serve plain or with whipped cream.

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream (the pie filling)


  • 2 large eggs (can also use pasteurized liquid eggs)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1-1/2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup packed Florida Crystals Organic Brown Raw Cane Sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper

Directions: (1) Combine the ingredients below, mix well, and pour into an ice cream maker. (2) When the ice cream maker cycle is done, spread or pour into the prepared pie shell.

Graham Cracker Pecan Pie Crust


Directions: (1) Combine all of the ingredients until well blended. (2) Press into a pie pan. Tip: I use the bottom of a 1-cup measuring cup to press it down evenly, then use my fingers to press the crust up the sides of the pie pan. Another Tip: I like to set aside a tablespoon or two of the crumbly mix to sprinkle on top of the pie. (3) Bake the formed crust at 300 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (4) Allow to cool completely (it’s not a bad idea to put it in the fridge so it’s chilled before you put the ice cream on it).

Spiced Candied Pecans


Directions: (1) Whisk egg white until foamy. (2) Stir in pecans, sugar, cloves, and cayenne pepper, turning to coat. (3) Bake at 350 degrees on a parchment-lined cookie sheet for 10 minutes. (4) Stir, then bake for another 10 minutes. (5) Remove from oven and allow to cool. Add the cooled spiced candied pecans to the top of the pie as a garnish (or eat them plain – so sweet and just a hint spicy!).

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Pie with Candied Candied Pecans Recipe
If you don’t have an ice cream maker, here are two alternative ways to make the ice cream:
  1. Buy pre-made vanilla ice cream, thaw it a little so it’s soft, then blend in the pumpkin and spices. Pour or spoon into the crust and freeze.
  2. Use my recipe for the ice cream and follow this tutorial from Tessa at Handle the Heat for making no-churn homemade ice cream without a machine.
Florida Crystals Raw Organic Sugar

The secret to the phenomenal taste of this pie really is the sugar and the spices. The combination of sweet and spicy works so well and just amplifies the pumpkin pie flavor.

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My family raved over this pie! Typically, they all like pumpkin pie, but don’t go crazy over it. But this pumpkin pie ICE CREAM pie with its toasty, crunchy crust and its sweet-spicy flavor explosion blew them away. The only downside to this pie is, since it’s frozen, you’d have to pack it in something cold if you had to transport it over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house. But once your family tastes it, there may not be enough left to take to grandmother’s house anyway.

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Florida Crystals Raw Organic Sugar

Gifts for Teachers + Gym Girls

Gift Ideas for TEACHERS and Gym Girls

Everyday Teacher Style Store

A few years ago I had a storefront where I sold my “RE/AD” tees and a few other things. I got too busy to keep it up, so I closed it. Over the past few years, though, I’ve gotten a lot of requests for those RE/AD tees and products — enough that I decided to open my store back up, this time via an Etsy shop. And, just in time for Christmas, I’ve added some fun new items and gifts for teachers, gym girls, and anyone who loves snow days.

Note: I think it probably goes without saying, but if you purchase one of the items in my Etsy store, it means I will make a small profit. Thank you for supporting my little store!

Teacher Items

Here are some of the items you can buy at my Etsy Shop. Most of the tees and tanks come in a variety of colors. Everything is fulfilled through my drop-shipper and Etsy, and if your order is $35 or more, you get FREE SHIPPING!

Rock, Roll, and Read Collection

This design is hands-down the most popular of all of the items I’ve sold.

Everyday Teacher Style Rock, Roll, and Read tee
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Rock, Roll, & Read Mug
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Rock, Roll, and Read Tote Bag
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Snow Day Collection

Every teacher (and student) has two favorite words during the winter: SNOW DAY!

Everyday Teacher Style SNOW DAY hoodie
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Snow Day mug
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Teacher Squad Collection

Gotta rep for that squad!

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Teacher Squad Tote Bag Everyday Teacher Style
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Teacher Squad Mug Everyday Teacher Style
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Teacher Off Duty Collection

Just so everyone knows when they see you at the grocery store.

Teacher Off Duty Tee Everyday Teacher Style
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Gym Girl Items

These are the first two designs in this collection, but I plan to add more (and ones that aren’t specifically boxing/kickboxing related as well). They’re great gifts for your fit friends. These come in a bunch of other colors as well.

Gloves On, World Off Everyday Teacher Style Muscle Tank
$25.99 – Click Item to Shop (ladies’ flowy muscle tank)
Throw Jabs Not Shade Muscle Tank Everyday Teacher Style
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Gifts Galore – Plus…

I love designing tees and items for teachers and girls who love fitness. Check back in every now and then because I’ll be adding to these collections from time to time, and if there’s ever anything you’d love to see here, let me know and I’ll get to work on it!

The Rock, Roll, and Read tee is also the items from my own shop that I wear the most myself!

Jenny Everyday Teacher Style wearing Read Tee

Have you started Christmas shopping yet? I’ve started browsing around, but one of the main reasons I opened my Etsy Shop back up was so I could gift a few of my teacher besties and gym friends some of these unique items. Hope you find a few gifts here that your friends will love. Gift your friends, and pick something out for yourself as well. I know you’ve been working hard lately. 🙂

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