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Pecan pie ice cream pairing suggestions

I am making the spiced maple pecan pie for thanksgiving along with some homemade ice cream.. I know vanilla would go well but wanted something a bit more adventurous. Any suggestions? All are welcome!

asked by hilda almost 3 years ago

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Sarah Jampel
Sarah Jampel

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added almost 3 years ago

I think a honey ice cream would be great! https://food52.com/recipes...

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Ali Slagle
added almost 3 years ago

Some ideas:

Honeycomb: https://food52.com/recipes...
Oatmeal: https://food52.com/recipes...
Chocolate: https://food52.com/recipes...

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Leslie Stephens
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added almost 3 years ago

My boyfriend recently made this brown butter cinnamon ice cream to pair with a brown-bottom oat pie, but I think it'd go just as well with pecan! https://food52.com/recipes...

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Nancy
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added almost 3 years ago

This sounds SO good!

Caroline Lange
added almost 3 years ago

or maybe salted caramel? https://food52.com/recipes...

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Nancy
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added almost 3 years ago

American whiskey, of course ;)
Bourbon vanilla ice cream...mmm good.
http://www.seriouseats...

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amysarah
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added almost 3 years ago

I make a maple pecan ice cream (recipe on this site) - those flavors are really good together. Maybe you could make the maple ice cream, leaving out the pecans so it's not redundant.

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amysarah
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added almost 3 years ago

Oops, just saw that you said the pie was maple pecan....never mind!

hardlikearmour
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added almost 3 years ago

Sage ice cream would be delicious, autumnal, and unusual with pecan pie.

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AntoniaJames
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added almost 3 years ago

Swirl Paul Virant's pumpkin butter (Genius recipe here on Food52) into vanilla ice cream, or make his pumpkin ice cream made with the pumpkin butter (recipe in his fine cookbook, "Preservation Kitchen"). ;o)

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PieceOfLayerCake
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added almost 3 years ago

I say go boozy with bourbon or dark rum. I've made a dark rum, egg yolk frozen custard once that was incredible. I've since misplaced the recipe, but I'm sure I can dig it up.

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ChefJune
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added almost 3 years ago

Vanilla. I like cinnamon with Sweet potato pie, but not so much with pecan.

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Valhalla
added almost 3 years ago

I'd go with simple to contrast with the maple and spice--creme fraiche perhaps?

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Niknud
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added almost 3 years ago

I tend not to recommend my own recipes very much because it makes me feel kind of twitchy and awkward, but I have a boozy banana no-churn ice cream recipe which would be a little different and fun I think. Plus, it takes about 30 seconds to make so that's always a plus. https://food52.com/recipes...

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hilda
added almost 3 years ago

these all sound so good now i can't decide! thank you so much for all the suggestions :)

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