Saturday, February 26, 2011

Butter Brickle Frozen Pie

I made this dessert for a work meeting on Friday.  Normally I really don't like giving away stuff that I haven't had a chance to try first, but with this one, there was definitely no need to worry.  It was stinkin' good. Try it: your mouth won't regret it (though your butt might).

Butter Brickle Frozen Pie
  • 1 1/4 c graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 c butter, melted
  • 1/4 c white sugar
  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c butter, melted
  • 3/4 c chopped pecans
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 oz) container cool whip, thawed
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/3 cup melted butter and white sugar until well mixed. Press into bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.
  3. Bake 6 minutes, until set. Cool completely.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter and pecans until well mixed. Lightly pat onto a baking sheet.
  6. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, until light brown. Crumble while still hot. Cool completely.
  7. In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in condensed milk until well blended. Fold in whipped topping.
  8. Spread half of the cheese mixture over the crust in the springform pan. Sprinkle half of the oat crumbles over the cheese mixture, and spread half of the caramel sauce over that. Repeat layers. Freeze until firm, remove pan sides and serve cold.

With the graham crust, I made a little extra. Also DON'T pack it in. Pat it in really lightly, or it will get too hard.
You need to freeze this a LONG time, like overnight.
When you take the springform edge off, rub a hot, wet paper towel on the edge and it will come off more easily.
Save a little topping to drizzle on the plate, if you want to be cool. chocolate shavings would look nice too.
I want to try some variations such as using almond instead of pecans, using chocolate instead of caramel, and adding extra cream cheese. Mmmm...

1 comment:

  1. YAY! Seriously wins best staff meeting treat of the year!!! ; ) You are so great! One day I want to cook as good as you!