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Passion fruit ice cream pie

This is Week #16 of my 2011 cooking challenge! Click here to view all recipes from this challenge. All recipes created for this challenge come from the Food and Wine Annual Cookbook 2010: An Entire Year of Recipes.

This recipe went on my Sunday List. That is, things I will only make on Sunday nights so I have limited time to be around them. I'm lucky to have coworkers who are willing to consume my goodies, so on Mondays I bring anything that was made the day before and is too dangerous to be in my house with me to work. 

Do you see what I'm saying? Dangerous!

This pie was so much fun to make, and the one (large) slice that I allowed myself to eat was heavenly. It's a perfect spring-time pie, you know, if spring were to actually arrive. There is a fresh layer of snow on the ground right now, on APRIL 20th, so we are still waiting upon that elusive season known as spring.

Before you start the pie, make a batch of dulce de leche. Or buy a 16-oz. jar of it at the store.

In a food processor, combine:

One 8-oz. box gingersnaps, lightly crushed

1 dried sweetened pineapple ring, coarsely chopped

2 tablespoons candied ginger, coarsely chopped

4 tablespoons butter, softened

Process until fine crumbs form.

Press the crumbs evenly over the bottom and 1 inch up the side of a 9-inch springform pan. Freeze until firm, about 10 minutes.

In a food processor, combine:

1 1/4 cups dulce de leche

1/2 cup passion fruit nectar

Process until smooth.

Spread 1 pint of vanilla ice cream inside the chilled crust. Using a small spoon, scoop 2 more pints of vanilla ice cream into the crust, leaving some nooks and crannies.

Drizzle 3/4 cup of the dulce de leche sauce over the ice cream, allowing it to pool in spots.

Sprinkle with:

1/4 cup salted roasted pistachios, coarsely chopped

2 tablespoons shredded sweetened coconut

Freeze until firm, at least 2 1/2 hours.

Remove the ring from the pan and cut the pie into wedges. Serve the extra dulce de leche sauce at the table.

The ginger in the crust adds such a unique flavor to this pie. Insanely delicious!

Click here for a printable recipe!

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    The pictorial representation of the image itself lets me know that this food is much delicious. Thanks for the recipe too.

Reader Comments (20)

that looks ridiculous!! sooo good! Im gonna turn that passionfruit creme into ice cream!

04.20.2011 | Unregistered Commenteroureyeseatfist

Oh. Wow. That looks so good. No wonder you needed to get it out of the house pronto.

Oh my, this looks sinfully good. Passion fruit is one of my all-time favorite flavors, but I would have never thought of mixing it with dulce de leche. Incredible! BTW amazing will power, I think I would have eaten this all by myself :_)

oh oh my. definitely a sunday night recipe. we're having a stingy spring around here too but this pie would make everything much much better.

04.21.2011 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Wow...this pie looks decaent and I can see why you can't have it sitting in your fridge. I am sure your co-workers must love it. I certainly would!

Spring...what spring? We just had some snow yesterday!! :(

Wow this does indeed look fantastic and I love anything topped with pistachios. :) You can get a few slices of that out of the house... and send them over to me!

04.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cilantropist

This pie/ice cream cake look amazing! I love dulce de leche and this is totally calling to me! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

This sure looks dangerous ... gorgeous yummy dangerous. Thanks so much fir dropping by and for those beautiful comments :)

04.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKankana

OMG! This looks amaaaaazing! Passion fruit is my passion (no pun intended), so this sounds perfect for me...and your photos are beautiful too! How did you manage to limit yourself to one slice?

I love the concept of your Sunday lists :) And this pie! This looks to-do for and definitely dangerous to have around.

Lordy, that's fantastic. What a passion-fruity, tasty treat!

04.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterParsley Sage

Oh my deliciousness!!! That is like pie heaven! What a great recipe!

04.22.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKate @ Diethood

Wow! Just wow!

04.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

uhmmm. excuse me, your pie is "bleeding" and I want to eat it!

04.26.2011 | Unregistered CommenterGwenevere

This is DEFINITELY dangerous... and delicious! I don't know that I've ever had anything quite like this, but it sounds fantastic!

04.26.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDana

i NOW know how to remedy all those disaster ice cream cakes I made before! thank you! :D

FOOD PORN!!! I adore passion fruit in anything. This is definitely going to be a must on my next baking project. Thanks for sharing!

04.27.2011 | Unregistered Commentergastronomic nomad

Oh my god. This is so unusual and *so* appealing - I love ginger (I use gingersnaps or gingernuts as we call them in New Zealand) in every cheesecake base I make. Gorgeous.

05.3.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSasa

This looks so good! I love how the filling oozes in that first photo.

06.2.2011 | Unregistered CommenterShirley

This is beautiful!

10.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessy

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