Fall is fast approaching. Fall in New England, reminds me of apples and maple trees turning red, orange, and yellow. There' is nothing like a caramel apple with nuts on top. I decided to make one of my old time favorites into an ice cream pie. The addition of the candied nuts to this pie is delicious! My family absolutely loves this pie. It sure is delicious! I hope you all enjoy my newest creation!
1Preheat oven 350 degrees Make crust: place about a sleeve of graham crackers in a food processor. Process until crumbed. Pour into a bowl. Add melted butter, and sugar. Combine well. Press lightly into a deep dish pie plate or you may use a springform pan. Bake at 350° about 10 to 15 minutes or until edges are just starting to turn golden. Remove from oven to cool.
Combine butter flour and sugar is in a bowl. Mix well. Press into a 9 inch baking pan. Bake about 10 minutes at 350 degree's, or until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven to cool.
Place butter in a small fry pan over high heat. When butter melts. Stir in the sugar to combine add nuts. Keep tossing and stirring mixture for about five minutes. You'll start to smell the aroma of the nuts. Pour nuts onto a platter. Separate nuts too cool.
Peel two of your favorite apples like granny Smith. Cut into wedges. Place in food processor and pulse until chopped. It should only take about 3 to 5 seconds.
Mix apples with lemon juice. Place in the same pan you made the Nuts in. Add in the butter brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook and stir over medium high heat until juices are released and apples are starting to soften. Mix the cornstarch and water together. Remove apples from heat. Stir cornstarch mixture into Apple's. Place back on burner and cook until thickened. Cool mixture and place in fridge.
5Mix half of the ice cream with half of the apples and half of the nuts. Spread into bottom of pan with crust. Drizzle a liberal amount about 2 ounces or more of caramel topping randomly around top of ic ream. Mix remaining ice cream with remaining apples and most of the nuts.reserve a little bit of nuts. Place ice cream on top of the caramel topped ice cream in pan. Spread ice cream. Drizxle more caramel topping over second layer.
6Place in freezer for about 30 minutes. Pipe or spread Cool Whip over top of pie. Crumble the cookie you made and sprinkle over Cool Whip with remaining nuts. Place in freezer to freeze. When frozen you can wrap with a piece of waxed paper on top and thoroughly wrap with plasic wrap, or slice and serve with some more caramel topping. ( set out at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes before slicing.