No Bake Apple Ice Cream Pie
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Note that the prep and total times do not include chilling times. This is a great make-ahead recipe.
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 graham cracker crust, store-bought or homemade (see notes in post above for vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free suggestions)
  • ½ cup chopped dried apples
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon or dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 pint dairy-free vanilla ice cream, store-bought or homemade (see notes in post above for suggestions)
  • 1⅓ Cups Apple Butter, Store-bought or Homemade, Divided
  1. Once you’ve secured or prepared your crust, set it aside and turn your attention to the dried apples. Place them in a small saucepan or microwave-safe dish along with the spirits of your choice, water, and brown sugar and heat for about 2 to 5 minutes, stirring and checking periodically until the apples have absorbed all of the liquid. Place them in the fridge or freezer to cool down quickly, and wait until they’re thoroughly chilled before proceeding.
  2. Soften the ice cream by letting it sit out at room temperature for about 10 minutes before transferring it into a large bowl. Introduce 1 cup of the apple butter and use a wide spatula to thoroughly combine the two. Add the remaining ⅓ cup of apple butter and the rehydrated apple mixture and mix lightly, swirling it throughout the ice cream mixture without blending it in completely.
  3. Quickly transfer the filling into your prepared graham cracker crust, smooth out the top with your spatula, and move the whole pie into your freezer. Let it set up for at least 2 to 3 hours, until it reaches a sliceable consistency.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at