Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pistachio & Butter Pecan Ice-Cream Tart

Homemade recipe for Pistachio & Butter Pecan Ice-Cream Tart


I have to make confection..first I didn't make butter pecan ice-cream(wish I did), but since it is my favorite ice-cream I always have one extra box in my freezer. And second I bake when I can't sleep. 
It was around 1 am, I was turning on my bed and just couldn't go to sleep..it was such a quite night, kids were sound to sleep but I just couldn't close my eyes. In that situation like i said I turn to my kitchen...I wasn't hungry, but I felt like I need something sweet..which I couldn't even try until next day..but it was worth it!
I never made this before, and it came out really tasty..yes again I went with my instinct, didn't have recipe, there was nothing to follow..just go with a flow!:))
This dessert is pretty heavy on calories, but let me tell you it hits the spot, that spot for sweet cravings! Let me walk you through this after midnight adventure...



Serves 6-8
Ingredients:

  • 2 cups(454g) unpeeled Pistachios
  • 1 Tbs.(14g) Shortening, more if needed
  • 1 cup(142g) all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbs.(14g) caster sugar
  • 4-5 cups( about 900g) ice-cream(any but my choice is Butter Pecan)


Garnish:

  • Pistachios 





Directions:
  1. Peel the pistachio and place in the food processor/separate about 3 Tbs. for garnish.
  2. Combine ground pistachio with flour, shortening and sugar. 
  3. Knead until you form a thick dough. You have to work fast so the shortening don't melt from hand heat. 
  4. Once you formed the dough ball, you can wrap it in the plastic foil and put in the fridge however you can work with it right away.
  5. Put in the tart baking pan and spread by pushing all over the pan. 
  6. Punch the bottom with the fork and bake on 375 F(190C) for about 15 minutes, or until the crust is golden all around. 
  7. Take it out of the oven and cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Take the ice-cream box out and leave it on the counter top for 10 minutes. This way it will softened just a bit but not all the way.
  9. Put few spoons at the time on still warm tart crust and spread, and continue until you have reached full tart pan. 
  10. Place in the freezer and leave it overnight. 
  11. Once it is fully frozen, take off the ring of the tart pan,
  12. Sprinkle with extra ground pistachio and cut into pieces. 


It was great little sweet tart, and my family enjoyed it very much..Of course you can make or use any flavor of ice cream..I hope you liked this idea!!!


Have a wonderful and restful weekend!





Sandra 






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68 comments :

  1. Savršeno izgleda draga!! :-))

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  2. Sandra - this is amazing! I LOVE the pistachios in the crust! BRAVO!

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  3. Seriously marry me already. I am in awe. As they say, you had me at pistachio. Sorry you had trouble sleeping. I love your wing it attitude. I am like that too. Recipes are over rated. Lol!

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  4. :))) You just made me laugh so hard:))) You are one funny lady!:))

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  5. Honestly, this is cooking genius :) I had not thought of this combination, and now the only thing I want is to try it!! I should really not be reading recipes after my grocery store closes, it's too much torture to wait until tomorrow! :)

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  6. Looks fantastic, Sandra! Amazing photos!

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  7. buonissima questa torta e abbinamenti molto particolari e buoni!

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  8. Ah, Sandra, here I am up at night having trouble sleeping too and admiring your midnight creation!

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  9. I don't know pecan ice cream but I love pistachios...I'm in Calabria for summer and the best gelateria in town have pistacchio di Bronte ice cream as speciality...divine! Pistachio crust is a great idea :)

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  10. This looks delicious - perfect for a dinner party! My husand loves pistachio!

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  11. This looks delicious - perfect for a dinner party!

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  12. Sandra, this looks super yum! Oh, my mouth has already started watering!! With all these great recipes, hope you'll publish your second cookbook very soon as well!!

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  13. I love tarts like this one, looks really great. I too bake when I can't sleep :)

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  14. How gorgeously decadent (that first photo speaks a thousand words all on it's own, I tell you...divine!) I would also want to eat that at 1:00 in the morning if I couldn't sleep :-)

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  15. No wonder you couldn't sleep.I probably wouldn't if I ahd this in my fridge.What a delicious staff and all of it together;)

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  16. Yum, Sandra! Butter Pecan is seriously my favorite and I love the idea of putting it into a tart - brilliant! The pistachios are an awesome touch!

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  17. What a wonderful frosty treat-I am loving the pistachio crust and who can resist butter pecan ice cream-yum!

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  18. Oh wow! I wish I could come up with amazing things like this during my sleepless hours =)

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  19. This looks so delicious Sandra!!! Have a great weekend!

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  20. Sandra I'm in love with this!!! I don't know what's better, your pictures or this recipe, yum!! :)

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  21. Since the crust is dairy free, I'm going to try this with a soy or coconut ice cream and chow down! I'll let you know that it was wonderful, although you already know!

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  22. Oh wow...Sandra, this is so creative and it looks and sounds so amazing. Nicely done. I mean really, I have never seen an ice cream tart. Looks wonderful

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  23. Sandra, what a great cure for insomnia you have: baking! Your family must have been so pleasantly surprised to wake up and have one of these waiting for them downstairs (dessert for breakfast, anybody?).

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  24. Your ice cream tart looks amazing - and I love nuts, esp. pistachios or hazelnuts in all things sweet and savory! Have a wonderful weekend, Sandra :)

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  25. It looks so beautiful and yummy. I love this idea and can't wait to try it :)

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  26. Amazing and drool worthy! The pistachios on top make it look so pretty. Who knew they were so cute?

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  27. My husband LOVES pistachios! He would eat this every day I am sure!

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  28. Seriously why am I not your neighbor ?! Love the flavor .. the garnish you added and love how it's oozing out.

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  29. I really want you to get your rest; you're a very busy lady. That being said, I'm really happy that you were tossing and turning the night you came up with this one!

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  30. Sandra, this is great! It's our gain that you couldn't sleep that night :-) I adore butter pecan ice cream, too! I haven't had it in ages :-(

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  31. My goodness, Sandra...you're so good to be able to make a beautiful creation such as this after midnight! Thumbs up to you!
    Have a wonderful weekend! :-*

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  32. I truly admire your instinct - it's your talent! You always come up with something really creative and sometimes unheard of. I'd totally knock on your door for tasting this at 1am and we can have an ice cream party! =)

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  33. Wonderful combo! I became a butter nut convert via the Marble Slab in Orlando wonderful stuff and of course I had to come and buss this too :-)

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  34. I love this little ice cream tart pie, the flavors sound amazing!

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  35. Gorgeous pie, Sandra! I know my hubby would love me to get up in the middle of the night and prepare him breakfast :) I like your idea better~

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  36. This looks to die for! Love the pictures!

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  37. OMG.....its so beautiful.
    I want a bit right away :)

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  38. I totally approve of the rocking flavors of this tart, Sandra! You know I'd eat anything you make and if it's a beautiful dessert like this, then all the better :-). Wishing you and your family a happy and loving weekend!

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  39. I have never eaten butter pecan ice cream but it sounds divine! The whole tart looks amazing Sandra! What a great idea! Now I wish I could have a slice (or two!)!!

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  40. The pie sounds so darn good with the flavour combination! Well done!
    Tweeted it ;-)

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  41. Oh my goodness gracious.. that is in-credible! Brilliant idea, Sandra!!

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  42. Oh my goodness, this looks incredible! I also love that glass plate, so pretty :)

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  43. I always remember my step mom eating butter pecan ice cream when I was little and I never understood why when there were so many other awesome flavors (seriously, what kid wouldn't think cookie dough was amazing). Now I totally understand and this tart sounds delicious.

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  44. Wow! I love this idea of an ice cream tart instead of the usual pie! The combination of flavors sounds wonderful with the butter pecan and pistachio!

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  45. Sandra - I love love the photos you took in the middle of the night. If only I were as productive an insomniac! I can't believe you just made this one up. So talented!!

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  46. Wow this is so different but the flavors are awesome! I have not had butter pecan in so long... I'm craving it now!

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  47. This looks amazing! Love the ice cream. Yum!

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  48. Thank you all so so so much for kind comments..I am so happy that you all liked my pie, tart, frozen treat:)))

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  49. I have a tart pan, but I haven't even used it once!! I am SO making this-- anything with ice-cream and pistachios in one pretty tart sounds super freaking good to me!

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  50. That tart is sure to satisfy a sweet craving! So yummy with butter pecan ice cream!

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  51. Lovely dessert Sandra, must be super yummy. Night cooking is a smart way to enjoy your time, at least till kids start the school again:)
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  52. Love this! specially since its cold and has pistachio!! Sandra, I love your website!

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  53. Just stunning, Sandra! And it looks delicious, too....mmmmmmm.

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  54. Hey Sandra! This looks amazing.. and your photos are so pretty. I don't know what else to say other than I'm drooling right now.. It's just so hard to keep myself compose reading your recipe. Yummm.. hugs, Jo

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  55. Hi Sandra, I'd like to hear from you for the 7 link game. Please consider taking it up if you have a minute to spare

    Wow that midnight creation is great! I am not quite as productive when I cannot sleep....

    http://cookingitalianinthemidwest.blogspot.com/2011/08/seven-links-challenge.html

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  56. Oh my this looks wonderful! I just made butter pecan ice cream over the weekend and used it in a shake, wish I had seen this first :)

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  57. i love that pistachio crust and I love butter pecan ice-cream!!

    p.s. hope everything's OK, you haven't posted in few days. Little worried

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  58. Love your amazing ice cream pie with the addition of the pistachio's, Sandra!
    This is seriously very creative and so different from any ordinary ice cream pies...but then, coming from you, should be no surprise with all you innovative ideas, and creations.
    I absolutely love it!

    You are invited to join the 7 Links tag...You've been tagged, my dear!
    I would love to see your roundup of your beautiful posts, and recipes. Please check out my blog, I listed you!

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  59. That looks wonderful! Thanks for the recipe. My hubby loves pistachios.

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  60. Sandra, this looks amazing. And I have a confession toooooo.... I also cook/bake when I can't sleep! I had insomnia the other day. The result? Granola! LOL!

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  61. It would have killed me to wait to try this until the next day. ;) Love it.

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  62. Well if you couldn't sleep, at least something good came out of it! :)

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