Sunday, July 19, 2015

Freezer Caramel Drizzle Pie

Today is National Ice Cream Day and I'm sharing a recipe for a frozen dessert that tastes like ice cream.  I found this recipe on www.allrecipes.com and it's a great one because it makes two pies.  That way you can serve one and stash one away for unexpected company. You can also make this in a springform pan for a large version to serve to a crowd.  You don't need a big slice of this to satisfy a sweet tooth!


 This pretty teacup was one that was painted by my late Great Aunt Kitty.  It looks so pretty with my watermelon teapot. 

 I love these Lizzie Kate seasonal cross stitch designs.  I'm working on the Fall one now.



Oh my goodness, is this pie ever decadent!  You can purchase the pre-made graham cracker shells, but I like to make my own.  The crunchy topping makes this pie extra-special.  Here's my slightly adapted version.



Freezer Caramel Drizzle Pie


2 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crusts
3 tablespoons butter (original recipe called for 6)
1 (7 ounce) package shredded coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

1 (12 ounce) jar caramel ice cream topping (I saved some of the topping to drizzle on later)

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 ounce ) package cream cheese, softened 
1 (16 ounce) container of frozen whipped topping, thawed

Place butter in a medium skillet and melt over medium heat. Add coconut and pecans, stirring to coat. Saute until coconut and pecans are lightly toasted, (the directions said for 5 minutes, but I toasted them for about 8-10 minutes).   Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whip together condensed milk and cream cheese until fluffy. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon 1/4 of cream cheese mixture into each graham cracker crust. Drizzle each with 1/4 of caramel topping. Repeat layers with remaining cream cheese mixture and caramel. Top each pie with coconut and pecan mixture. Freeze overnight.  (I didn't use all the caramel topping, but drizzled on later). 
 
Update on my son Mike:
Mike had the spinal cord stimulator surgery, with a wireless transmitter, done this past Wednesday.  The surgeon asked if he could day a prayer with Mike before the surgery, which was so nice and brought tears to my eyes.   After the surgery Mike went home feeling very discouraged because the stimulation was only being felt in his left leg, and none in his right, even though the rep tried to tweak it.  Two reps met with him two days later at his pain management doctor's office and the one rep was able to get it working.  He will need to charge the battery that's implanted in his right hip about once a week, by lying against the transmitter,  for about 20 minutes.  He will also need to have the battery replaced in about 10 years.  Hopefully this will help bring him to a more active lifestyle, than the pain he's been in for the past 3 1/2 years. After he heals in the next 6-8 weeks, he will be free to do whatever he wants.   Thank you so very much for all your concern, well wishes and prayers. 
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46 comments:

  1. My mouth is watering for a piece of this pie!
    Love the tea cup.

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  2. Oh my goodness...dearest Kitty! Does this caramel pie look ever so good! You create the most delicious looking sweet treats...I know if you placed that in front of me, I absolutely wouldn't be able to resist! Ooh...will have to try that sometime very soon:)
    And I love your tea cup! Such a pretty colour!
    I contunue to pray for your son, Kitty...thank you for sharing an update!
    How good it is to be visiting with you again...I have missed stopping by for some baking and tea inspiration....
    Hugs and much love....hope you're having a delightful Sunday!
    Kelly-Anne

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  3. Wishing Mike the best. Hopefully he will be able to get his life back 100%. He is too young to be in so much pain. Praying daily. Love your watermelon accessories.

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  4. Your pie looks so delicious . . . my problem is I have a diabetic husband and I try to not have anything like that in the house, except for birthdays. I tell him that if he wants dessert, it has to be a birthday and if he wanted it more than twice a year, he better start getting invited to birthday parties, LOL. I just want him living a long and healthy life . . . he doesn't take care of himself, so I have to. Now for your watermelon tea pot . . . I am drooling over that. It is the cutest tea pot I have ever seen. That's from someone who used to collect them and that has a sister-in-law and a niece that still collects them. None as cute as that one:) I'll be starting a new Give-A-Way tomorrow, so come on over and join the fun.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

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  5. Your recipe and pic of that decadent dessert looks FABULOUS - oh Kitty I will never lose weight with these temptations around me (lol, kidding, it's ok, I promises!)

    It sure is an award winning one for a special occasion or to just WOW guests!

    As for Michael, I am so glad this is behind him. Praying for his fast healing and good experience with all of this. Praying for him to have a pain-free active lifestyle. Keep us posted.

    Hugs.

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  6. Did I hear caramel? Oh, I am so in on this one, Kitty. I knew today was National Ice Cream Day. Guess I need to have some ice cream!

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  7. Happy National Ice Cream Day, Kitty! The yummy pie that you shared is perfect for these hot summer days. Glad to hear that you son is doing well and I'll continue to pray for his speedy recovery.

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  8. What a pretty tea! The watermelon teapot and hand-painted teacup are gorgeous! The pie sounds good - I made my honey an apple pie this week for his birthday and it was delish, even though I didn't have the "right" kind of apples. I used what was available. I am happy to hear that Mike's procedure went well, after tweaking. May God bring him a happy healthy life.

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  9. Beautiful pie for the hot summer time! Glad to hear your son is doing well.

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  10. Your watermelon teapot is so cute and I love your cross stitch... Looking forward to fall:@) Yep, ice cream sounds really good this weekend. Glad to hear Mike is doing well!

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  11. Oh, you're killing me here, Kitty! That pie looks fabulous, and it's so hot and humid here, this would taste great! That teacup hand painted by your aunt is gorgeous. what a special thing to have of hers.
    Such good news about Mike; I will keep praying for his full recovery.

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  12. Oh Kitty..I am elated over Mike's report!! AWESOME!! And this pie! It sounds as delectable as anything I've ever tasted! Love the gorgeous teacup and saucer and the watermelon teapot is just perfect with them. Thanks so much for sharing.....what a special post!! Hugs to you. XO

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  13. Oh Kitty..I am elated over Mike's report!! AWESOME!! And this pie! It sounds as delectable as anything I've ever tasted! Love the gorgeous teacup and saucer and the watermelon teapot is just perfect with them. Thanks so much for sharing.....what a special post!! Hugs to you. XO

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  14. Oh Kitty..I am elated over Mike's report!! AWESOME!! And this pie! It sounds as delectable as anything I've ever tasted! Love the gorgeous teacup and saucer and the watermelon teapot is just perfect with them. Thanks so much for sharing.....what a special post!! Hugs to you. XO

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  15. Kitty, your dessert looks so delicious, and your tea cup may be the best one yet.

    So happy for your son. In 10 years they will have improved their technique even better.

    Have a good week.

    M.

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  16. So glad that Mike is getting some relief and that he will be able to get back to better...lots and lots better. How nice to read that the surgeon was a praying man.

    Now your pie...that looks yummy and certainly does read decadent. A gal could gain weight reading the recipe.

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  17. Oh Kitty...Your pie is SO tempting! I love all the ingredients and it's perfect for our sweltering weather! Love your sweet painted teacup and cross stitch sampler too! I hope Mike continues to improve, so nice to know there are surgeons who say a prayer. ♥

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  18. What a blessing you were able to pray with the surgeon! And that things seem to be working. That's answered prayer! Love your watermelon teapot and pretty teacup. How nice to have that family treasure! The pie looks wonderful! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  19. I hope that Mike continues to get some pain relief. I love handpainted china and how wonderful that your Aunt Kitty painted this lovely teacup. It does look nice with your watermelon teapot. Love your counted cross stitch. The pie ... oh, my! 10 lbs added for sure! :) Happy Monday and Happy Tea Day!

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  20. What a blessing to have a praying surgeon! They are rare, I dare say. I have been praying for Mike as you know and was wondering how he made out. I am so happy to hear he will be able to get back to normal soon. Bless his heart, he has been through a lot, your young man!

    Now, about that pie! Yum; I would love a slice of it. Anything caramel is a favourite. Love your auntie's handpainted teacup and the watermelon teapot is adorable! You have quite a few unique tea wares, Kitty, that make for a very fun tea setting. Thank you for sharing, my sweet friend, and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings and hugs,
    Sandi

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  21. Dear Kitty ...Your water melon teapot is just the sweetest... and ...my, my, what a treasure you have in your auntie's hand painted cup and saucer... Your tablescapes always warm my heart...I just Love gingham, especially when there's a delicious pie to savour... You sure can bake.. I'm so glad to hear that your son is recuperating...Surgery is a long haul for young people , who love to be active... but then there is a lesson for patience and taking care of himself (Poor Dear) You just wish that you could take all their pain away, don't you !!! However it sounds like he on to the road of recovery..Sending healing prayers your way...BLESSINGS !!!

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  22. Oh my goodness, Kitty....you're killing me with this one!! We hit 90º+ the past 2 days & this pie would have been soooo delightful.
    Your summer scene is just delightful, too. Precious treasures from your Aunt & I'm very impressed with your stitching.
    PTL on your son's positive outcome ~~~sending *healing vibes* in the way of prayers for him.

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  23. Hi Kitty, wow this pie looks amazing and I bet it tastes yummy! Thanks for linking and sharing at our Cooking & Crafting with J & J.
    I pray that your son heals and feels better.
    Take care and have a nice week.
    Julie xo

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  24. Oh Kitty.....I have no words for this scrumptious pie except can I have a piece?! Wow, this sounds soooo good, my friend, and it looks stunning! :) Thank you, sweetest friend, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Lord-willing, I will email you soon! Much love!

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  25. Kitty, I hope your son is not in any pain and is able to rest & heal comfortably. I will keep him in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Oh my! And love your watermelon teapot! It's adorable!!

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  26. This is encouraging news about your son and I hope that soon he will be leading a normal life again.
    Your pie is definitely decadent, thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  27. OMG! That sounds like Pie perfection!! Pinned!

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  28. Hoping this is the beginning of a new lease on life for your son, Kitty, and praying for his continued recovery. Your pie sounds like the perfect thing for a hot summer evening! Love that the recipe makes two! Your Aunt Kitty's tea cup is lovely. xo Karen

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  29. Oh, and I forgot to mention how sweet your cross-stitch is! xo Karen

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  30. You have a wonderful backyard, and your photos always looking so refreshing! Praying for your son's continued recovery Kitty. Your pie looks wonderful, and I enjoy seeing all your tea cups and cross stitch. xo

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  31. Oh wow. This sounds heavenly!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  32. Lovely pie Kitty and it looks decadent! You have an amazing collection of tea cups and they are all equally beautiful. The cross stitch is very pretty. Continued prayers for your son and I hope his recovery is quick and painless. xo

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  33. Oh Kitty,
    I do hope and pray that Mike will recover quickly and be active once again. Your handpainted teacup by your Aunt Kitty is lovely with your watermelon teapot - I've never seen a teapot so sweet! I do wish I could try your caramel drizzle pie. It looks fabulous! Happy Tea Day Dear Friend! Karen

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  34. Oh Kitty,
    I do hope and pray that Mike will recover quickly and be active once again. Your handpainted teacup by your Aunt Kitty is lovely with your watermelon teapot - I've never seen a teapot so sweet! I do wish I could try your caramel drizzle pie. It looks fabulous! Happy Tea Day Dear Friend! Karen

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  35. OMGoodness...this looks so delicious and is such a pretty pie.
    Praying your son will feel much better soon.
    xo

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  36. Hi Kitty! I really like your summer vignette! The watermelon teapot is great, and it looks lovely with your Aunt Kitty's teacup. I don't think I've seen the matching plate before! How cool :). The pie looks delicious by the way. I hope your son is doing better soon--and is pain free.

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  37. O my I love your Watermelon Teapot.. it's wonderful.. and the teacup I'm amazed it's just beautiful. your aunt did a great job.. it looks professional indeed.. WEll I'm all ready for that desert going to give it a try soon.. thank you for sharing the recipe.. I hope your son is feeling better now.. much love and prayer and blessings and hugs.. with love Janice

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  38. I have been on a mad pie kick lately Kitty and yours looks amazing! Pinning to my dessert board to try soon! Good news about your son, it has been a long and difficult road I am sure~
    Jenna

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  39. Oh, Kitty, I am so very glad that the rep was able to get Mike's transmitter working! He has been in my prayers and they will continue. That watermelon teapot is just charming! I've never seen one like it!

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  40. I'm craving something sweet right now and this pie looks divine! I agree about making your own graham cracker crusts ~ always better. I can't wait to try this, especially when there's an extra pie to freeze.

    I used to do needlepoint and cross stitch and loved it. Your creation is beautiful!

    I'm thrilled to know that Mike is doing better. I did add him to my prayer list along with the Dr's. My Dr suggested a stimulator for my back issues so I will be interested to know how this goes. A friend of mine has one for her bladder issues ~ amazing what they can do these days. Tell Mike that he has a lot of support out here and we all know he'll be a rock star soon!

    xo
    Pat

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  41. Girl, you had me at caramel! lol! It looks and sounds delicious. Like you said, a small slice will do you. Can't wait to try it! I love your watermelon pitcher and the stitching is darling! I will be pulling out my assorted fruit décor this coming week. Thanks for sharing with SYC. I will be featuring you next week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  42. Kitty, that looks scrumptious! I sure hope your son will soon get more relief for his painful condition.

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  43. Good morning, dearest friend! I just wanted to let you know that this amazing pie will be featured at Roses of Inspiration later today :) Love you!

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  44. Hi Kitty,
    Your Freezer Caramel Drizzle Pie looks amazing, I sure would love a slice right now. Hope you are having a fantastic day and we are so excited that you shared your post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Thanks so much and Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  45. I was just joining the party over at Roses of Inspiration and saw that you were featured with this delicious looking pie, and I can see just why you were featured, WOW! What a pie. :)
    It sure is nice to visit with you my dear and sweet friend.

    The Lord bless you~ Debbie

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  46. Lovely! And Oh. My. Goodness. That pie!!!!!!

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