The Deen Bros. Lighter Butter Pecan Ice Cream

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The Deen Bros. Lighter Butter Pecan Ice Cream

By Bobby and Jamie Deen

153 Fewer Calories
8 g Less Fat

Ingredients:
3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
4 cups fat free half-and-half
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Place the pecans in medium dry skillet and heat over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring and shaking the pan occasionally, until the pecans are lightly toasted and fragrant, 2 – 3 minutes. Transfer the pecans to a small bowl and set aside.

Combine the half-and-half and brown sugar in a large saucepan and cook, over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the sugar is completely dissolved, 3 – 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the vanilla. Let cool completely, then refrigerate until well chilled about 30 minutes.
 
Pour the mixture into an ice-cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions, adding the pecans about 5 minutes before the ice cream is done. Transfer the ice cream to a to freezer container. Cover and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours or up to 8 hours.

Servings: 8
Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Per Serving (1/2 cup): 189 Cal; 4 g Protein; 7 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 3 g Mono Fat; 30 g Carb; 1 g Fiber; 24 g Sugar; 137 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 181 mg Sodium; 6 mg Cholesterol

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen:  Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of the Deen Brothers and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

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By julie besse on July 29, 2014

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Yum! Just made this again for company. Next time I'll have to double it, I could gave eaten the whole batch myself. My husband better hurry home or his share might disappear!

By Anonymous on July 28, 2014

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I have a fabulous cheesy chicken recipe from a local hotel, and I am having a problem keeping the crumbs and cheese mixture on the chicken. Can you help me?

By Tommy Hodges on August 27, 2013

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Paula I am so glad that u back on board. I will make this ice cream 4 my Pastor n wife's 12th anniversary. You can't keep a good woman down.

By Nancy on August 27, 2013

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So nice to have a delicious lighter version of butter pecan ice cream. Made it tonight and loved the taste. Will be making it again and again. Thank you so much. Dianne herring

By dianne herring on August 17, 2013

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Thanks to you, I have succeeded in making the perfect fried chicken, breaded walleye, and asparagus fries....the list goes on and on !!!! My harvest crew loves your recipes !!! Sincerely, Betty

By BettyO on August 15, 2013

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By Vicky Hubbard on August 13, 2013

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Loved the original version and the lighter version as well. I miss you Paula Deen, love you more than ever.

By Sheena Jennings on August 11, 2013

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I am going to give this one a whirl in my ice cream maker!! Yum.

By Helen Hostetler on August 10, 2013

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were going to change it up further with brown sugar splenda

By dee blessing on August 10, 2013

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PAULA I LOVE YOUR RECIPES I USE YOUR BOOK OFTEN WHILE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MY FAMILY WILL ENJOY. I HAVE FAITH THAT YOU WILL BE BACK STRONGER, THERE IS SO MUCH TO LEARN FROM YOU. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. HANG STRONG!

By RUTH DODGE on August 09, 2013

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A wonderful email and so good to hear anything from/about you Paula and your family. I am anxious to try the reduced calorie ice cream. Miss your show you are quite a "lady". Want to get to Savannah and will visit your restaurant. Lots of love and prayers Anne

By Anne on August 09, 2013

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glad to see you on facebook and glad to here you are out love to see you in indy

By suzette raderstorf on August 08, 2013

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So happy to see this recipe. My favorite and less calories. I will be making. My best to Paula and your whole family.

By Bonnie McNeal on August 08, 2013

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I use no fat half and half all the time. Never thought to use it for ice cream. This sounds really good. thanks and God Bless

By Lois Homewood on August 08, 2013

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this ice cream sounds good.. but I am wondering if you have any freezer jam or jelly or syrup with chokecherries... and also freezer jam or jelly with black berries or red rasberries? I love your food.. thank you

By pamela toomer on August 08, 2013

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Love Paulas show, and really enjoyed when Bobby and Jamie were on show. Have watched them and tried a few of their recipes. Keep up the good work!

By nancy deadman on August 08, 2013

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Butter Pecan is my favorite ice cream...I am going to have to try this!

By Ava on August 08, 2013

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hi bobby and Jamie can you please help me I need to know how to make pepper steak thank you Shirley abel

By shirley abel on August 08, 2013

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