December 13, 2010

Gingerbread Pop-Tarts Ice Cream Pie 12/13-12/25

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Pop-Tarts®.

This is one of my favorite desserts made even better by adding a Gingerbread Pop-Tarts crust. This is a dessert that will please everyone at your table. Enjoy!

Gingerbread Pop-Tarts Ice Cream Pie (Makes 2 pies)

What you will need:

(2) 8" Pie tins

8 Gingerbread Pop-Tarts

(2) 1/2 gallons of ice cream (I usually put chocolate on the bottom and a different flavor on top)

1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup whipping cream (not whipped)

To make crust:

Put Gingerbread Pop-Tarts in a food processor and process the Pop-Tarts until they are very fine crumbs. Divide equally into (2) 8" pie tins and press the crumbs firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the tin. You can leave it like that or you can bake the crusts in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. This will make the crust more cookie-like. Like pie crusts cool completely before filling with ice cream.

To fill the pies:

Spoon 1/2 the container of chocolate ice cream in each cooled pie crust. You might need to let the ice cream sit on the counter 5 minutes or so until it is soft before you scoop it into the crust. Put pies into the freezer to harden.

While pies are in the freezer make your chocolate sauce by putting your chocolate chips and whipping cream in a heavy sauce pan. Melt the chocolate until smooth and then let mixture cool to room temp.

Take pies out of the freezer and drizzle chocolate sauce over the 1st ice cream layer. Place back into the freezer to harden chocolate sauce.

When sauce is hardened, remove pies from freezer and spoon 2nd flavor of ice cream on top. I used a seasonal Gingersnap ice cream that was delicious! I like to mound the ice cream more in the center so that it is kind of "dome" like. Drizzle top with remaining chocolate sauce. Place in freezer to harden.

When hardened you can put it in a large Ziplock freezer bag to store. Your second pie can keep really well in the freezer until you need it. (if it lasts that long)

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86 comments:

Holly said...

Hands down-White Chocolate Cheesecake!!!
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Carole R said...

My favorite holiday dessert is a Gingerbread-Cranberry-Eggnog Trifle

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Mami2jcn said...

Apple pie with vanilla ice cream is my fave!

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Shawnalee said...

wow that is so interensting. I never knew you could do that with pop tarts. So inventive.

My favorite holiday recipe comes from when I was a child. I started making this cheesecake from when I was 12 years old. Its so moist and so yummy. I really enjoy it. I make it really thick and with some strawberry topping. Ummm so good.

Mae Flowers said...

My favorite holiday dessert are truffles. Bloggergirl23@aol.com

annc999 said...

We all love my homemade coffee caramel fudge ice cream pie. Very decadent and worth every calorie!

Kerry said...

My favorite are my mother in law's sugar cookies - I really need to get her secret!
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Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/14504568477974528
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karentp said...

My favorite holiday dessert is new york cheesecake!

karentp said...

tweeted!

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Sharon said...

I love gingerbread men!

stormvikki said...

I am crazy over anything chocolate, but love some new peanut butter chocolate dipped cookies my sis made. stormvikki at aol dot com

Tamara said...

One of my favorites would have to be cherry-pineapple cake.

hrhpomegranate said...

Thick hot chocolate with whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top!

Anonymous said...

I love pumpkin pie with cool whip.

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Pixel Berry Pie Designs said...

Something new we've tried this year for the holidays is a chocolate pecan pie... delicious addition to the traditional taste.

Margie said...

We have a scrumptious family recipe for pecan pie... I make it every year. I also bake an extra pie to send home with my son when he visits for the holidays.

Tabathia said...

pecan pie
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susan1215 said...

I love strawberry cheesecake

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Danielle said...

I love pumpkin pie.
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Danielle said...

I also did the alternate entry from the official rules page.
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JC said...

I like pumpkin pie!
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JC said...

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Bonnie said...

pumpkin pie, you can only get it this time of the year
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angie lilly said...

love love love iced sugar cookie cut outs!!!!
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Scott said...

snicker-doodle cookies hot from the oven
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Scott said...

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Kelly Massman said...

rolo cookies--really they are so good!


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LAMusing said...

WOW! That pie looks yummy! My favorite is warm Berry Bread Pudding :)
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Norma said...

I like Chocolate Walnut Fudge!
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Smarti said...

strawberry swirl cheesecake
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Georgia said...

Favorite holiday desert, got to say it is Pumkin Pie but got to say, your desert here sure looks good!

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Georgia said...

Tweeted here too

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jeanette_huston@yahoo.com said...

My favorite dessert is a tie between apple crumb dessert and cherry cheese cake;-)

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Susan E. said...

My favorite is pumpkin cheesecake.

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marcia goss said...

My favorite holiday dessert is pecan pie.
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the Crave to Save said...

I love pecan pie!

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jakiesmom said...

cheesecake or my sisters homemade carrotcake
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Sabra said...

My mom's English Toffee!

ms-texas said...

my favorite is chocolate pie!

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ms-texas said...

i tweeted here:

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Night Owl Mama said...

Home Made Cherry Cheese Cake with real cherry's Yummy

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Paige said...

I just love a good snickerdoodle. I don't think there is any other cookie that says Christmas like a snickerdoodle does!
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Benny Williams said...

Our favorite holiday treat is pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Mmm!!! Thanks!

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Bhav said...

Wow! Your pie looks delicious. Will be trying it soon. My favorite Holiday dessert is Apple Pie.

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tyson2468 said...

I know it's crazy, and some people eat it with their meal, but I love my Mom's Watergate salad. I only get it once a year at Christmas so it is a true treat for me!
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tyson2468 said...

Tweeted! :)

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tamiv said...

I love my Rum Cake during the Holidays!Have it with a glass of Egg-nog! YUMMY!

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Anne said...

I love apple pie.
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Nancy said...

My mom's homemade apple or mincemeat pie, warm, with vanilla ice cream.

Nancy said...

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Cathy W said...

My fave is pecan pie, for whatever reason never think about it the rest of the year.
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Deb said...

I love those mini cheesecakes with cherry topping.

Angel Jacklyn said...

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Asha said...

My favorite is mint truffle hot chocolate. That's my treat.
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tattgiff said...

silly..pumpkin pie of course!
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Giant Sis said...

Grandma's homemade fudge!
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KaHolly said...

My grandmother's chocolate cream pie made from scratch!

~dab said...

Cranberry Apple Caramel pie!

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VickieB said...

Pumpkin cake roll and my Dad's Lemon Meringue tarts

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marybug2 said...

My favorite is pecan pie, but I sure am going to try your pies, they sound and look great.
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jillyrh said...

Pecan pie!

PauleyD said...

I like peppermint french silk pie.

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lbink said...

Wow! Hard to say since I love them all . . . but for holidays, I would have to say pecan pie.

jillyrh said...

tweet

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