Butterscotch Ice Cream Pie

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Cooling Time: 3 hrs
Yields: 10 servings


A smooth, butterscotch-flavored custard dotted with toasted pecans is frozen in a graham cracker crust for a delightful ice cream dessert pie.


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted, divided


graham cracker crumbs, pecans and butter in a small bowl. Press firmly on bottom and 1-inch up side of a 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate.

1/2 cup cream, eggs and nutmeg in a medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture is slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; add morsels. Let stand for 3 minutes; stir until smooth. Cool to room temperature.

WHIP remaining cream in a chilled small mixing bowl until stiff peaks form; fold into butterscotch mixture. Pour half of mixture into crust; sprinkle with 1/3 cup pecans. Spoon remaining filling over nut layer. Sprinkle with remaining nuts. Freeze for 3 hours or until firm.


by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on May. 2007

Such a great dessert! I can hardly wait for an excuse to make again.

Not As Good As I Expected

by B. Becca , Murrieta, CA on Jan. 2007

When I saw the picture of this ice cream pie, I was very excited. I thought for sure it would be wonderful, but I ended up being dissapointed. While it was still good and I ate it, it just wasn't delicious like I had hoped for and I am a big butterscotch fan. I would suggest adding a layer of fudge sauce or chocolate syrup to improve the flavor. Using sugared pecans instead of just regular ones would help, also.


by D. Dee , N FOND DU LAC, WI on Mar. 2005

This was the perfect dessert to take to my in-laws. I think Mom is the only person I know who doesn't like chocolate but she loves butterscotch.

Buterscotch Ice Cream Pie

by A. Agnes , Mason, OH on Dec. 2004

Very good, have made it twice and will make again.

butterscotch ice cream pie

by j. julie , PORTLAND, OR on Sep. 2004

very good and easy to do when you do have much time

Butterscotch Ice Cream Pie

by A. A , Connellsville, PA on Apr. 2004

Very good, made this for the family last Sunday. Making again for Easter.

Great summer dessert

by N. Nancy , Hastings, NE on Mar. 2004

I knew this would be creamy and delicious, but boy was it rich too. It is a great do ahead dessert and very impressive to serve.


by D. Donna , Mendenhall, MS on Mar. 2004

This was so simple to make and tasted wonderful. It's the perfect blend of ingredients.

Butterscotch Ice Cream Pie

by P. Pam , Corbin, KY on Jan. 2004

I just love anything that has to do with butterscotch. This one will be an all time favorite in my house. Forget special occasions we won't need one to keep on enjoying this recipe.

Butterscotch ice cream pie

by K. Karen , Somerset, PA on Jan. 2004

Easy and delicious!