Pumpkin Ice Cream Torte

  • ejsvejda Posted: 03/15/11
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    Awesome! Only adjustments were using store bought ginger snap cookies instead of graham crackers and I used Edy's slow churned ice cream - all the taste and less fat.

  • mom2kids Posted: 11/26/09
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    I was a little nervous about trying this after reading the first review, but I have to say that I'm glad I did! We served this for dessert at Thanksgiving and it was the hit of the table. It's different from the expected and it presented beautifully. We didn't find the pumpkin flavor to be overpowering and definitely enjoyed the extra sweetness and crunch from the caramel sauce and pecans on top. Even the person who doesn't like pumpkin tried this and liked it. This will be a keeper for us!

  • ppalagi Posted: 11/26/09
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    This dessert was definitely sweet enough, even without the caramel on top. We just ate it with our Thanksgiving dinner and it was a big hit! I will definitely make this recipe again.

  • Healthyatbest Posted: 11/30/09
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    This torte is okay. I made it for Thanksgiving and although it is absolutely beautiful when it comes out of the pan, the torte itself is not that great. When you soften the ice cream and add the pumpkin and then refreeze it, it looses the creamy consistency of the ice cream and becomes slightly icy. Furthermore, the crust does not have enough butter which makes it impossible to keep together when you try to remove it from the pan. It just becomes a crumbly mess.

  • KET2394 Posted: 11/19/10
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    I made this for a fall girl's night dinner and it was fantastic! I'll serve the rest at Thanksgiving for sure. I didn't make any changes. It is beautiful and delicious. I don't make desserts very often, so feel it might be worth the splurge to use regular (not light) ice cream to give it an even richer flavor.

  • amaried Posted: 11/24/09
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    This is beautiful, delicious and creative. I can't wait to bring it to Thanksgiving dinner. I would use a smaller pan next time because the 9" one wouldn't fit in my side by side fridge/freezer. Watch the crust - 10 minutes was a little long and my oven usually requires more time than recommended. Also, I added cinnamon.

  • ChefAmandaLynn Posted: 11/25/10
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    Amazing. Made this for Thanksgiving and it was by far everyone's favorite desert. My brother in law said I should start selling them. Another poster mentiond thier ice cream became icy when refrozen, you can not let this melt when mixing and speading. Only soften, any melted part should be tossed out, not put in the pie tin. Do not skip the carmel sauce it is what makes the dish. Pampered Chef had a new one that is Excellent. You could also just serve the pumpkin ice cream, it is much better than any store bought one I have ever tried.

  • lakeside Posted: 01/12/10
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    We liked this torte very much, and I have made it several times. It has a good flavor and looks very pretty with the 3 layers. The last time I made it, I used sweet potatoes rather than pumpkin, and we liked that even better. I usually start the torte one day and finish it on the second day.

  • hss72704 Posted: 11/23/09
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    I started making this recipe and got through the step for making the pumpkin layer and tasted it. It is way too "pumpkiny" and not sweet enough. We don't like it and aren't continuing the recipe. Now I need to find something else to take to Thanksgiving dinner.

  • tonipete Posted: 12/02/09
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    I thought this would be a good recipe for the kids in our family because of the ice cream. There was a good deal of work involved with all of the freezing and refreezing though and I don't think it was worth the effort. It just wasn't creamy enough and the taste was a bit bland. Everyone loved the graham cracker crust though.

  • LauraSnail Posted: 11/13/10
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    We made this recipe for Thanksgiving dessert last year and plan to make it again this year. It was everyone's favorite. It's perfect for the holidays in warmer climates.

  • OmegaCrash22 Posted: 06/22/10
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    i like it and it is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! You should give it a try!!!!

  • raresters Posted: 01/30/11
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    easy and impressive for my first ice cream cake ever. I made it for thanksgiving and it didn't quite take the place of the standard pumpkin pie that we always have at thanksgiving, but it was a nice alternative.

  • karenfar Posted: 11/25/13
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    Huntington Beach, CA

    This is really good and so easy. I made half using my small springform for 4 of us. Looked just like the picutre!!

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