Sunday Suppers | Pecan Pie Sundaes

Every once and a while a cookbook comes along that sort of revolutionizes the way I cook/bake in my kitchen. Dorie Greenspan’s Baking: From My Home to Yours helped me become a better baker and now Pam Anderson’s latest book, Perfect One-Dish Dinners is assisting me in the cooking department.

Like you, I’m crazy busy. Between teaching, blogging, photographing, and writing, sometimes I barely have the brain power or the energy to nuke a hot dog. Yes, I do eat microwaved hot dogs; don’t judge me. However, Perfect One-Dish Dinners has taken the guess work out of cooking. Pam’s book will assist you with meals for those cozy, quiet evenings at home, but will also help you pull off an amazing dinner party with stellar results.

This giveaway is now closed. Winners have been contacted via email. Thanks so much to those of you that entered.
Perfect One-Dish Dinners is a collection of accessible meals based around the one-dish main course. Pam creatively includes appetizers, sides, desserts and wine pairings to complement each of the One-Dish Dinners. From Osso Bucco with Dirty Polenta to Silky Chocolate Flan, I’m certain this cookbook will have something for every occasion. I have made six recipes from the book and all of them have been absolutely delicious. My favorite being the Sausage and White Bean Cassoulet, it’s simple and incredibly tasty.

I had the pleasure of meeting Pam and her amazing daughters, Maggy and Sharon, on a recent trip to San Francisco. Let me tell you, they are pretty fantastic…humble, adorable and hilarious. The three of them collaborate to write the witty and scrumptious blog, Three Many Cooks. Definitely check them out on Facebook and Twitter for all things delicious.

Last night I made Pam’s hearty Pork Stew; served alongside a warm baguette it was the perfect dinner to warm us up on a dreary fall day. We ended our meal with these decadent Pecan Pie Sundaes…they have all the flavors of pecan pie without all the work. And since I am such a HUGE fan of this book, I am giving two away and sharing a recipe from my Sunday Supper. Today 24 food bloggers are banning together spread the word about Perfect One-Dish Dinners, so definitely click through the links below to experience all kinds of deliciousness.

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-Leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite Sunday Supper recipe. It can be something old school or a modern twist on granny’s classic casserole.
-Want more chances to win??? Each item you do will get you ONE chance to win (for a total of 3 chances), if you ALREADY do any of these things, they DO count! So make sure to comment for each item! You MUST leave each entry as a separate comment or only one comment will count!

-Follow @threemanycooks on twitter and tweet this statement:
I just entered to win @threemanycooks Perfect One-Dish Dinners from @bakingaddiction #onepot

-For one more chance to win, like Three Many Cooks on Facebook.

Important Details
1.) Open to U.S.A. residents only.
2.) One winner will be chosen on 10/29/10 by using
3.) I will contact the winner by email using the email address provided in the comment form.
4.) Winners have until 11/2/10 to claim the cookbooks.
5.) Book will be sent directly from Amazon.

Pecan Pie Sundaes

Yield: up to 12 servings


1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) butter, plus 1 tablespoon butter, melted, divided
2 tablespoons molasses
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 9-inch refrigerated pie crust
1 1/2 quarts premium vanilla ice cream
1 bag (5 oz) glazed pecans, coarsely chopped


1. To make caramel sauce, bring 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil over medium heat in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, whisking constantly. When mixture starts to boil, turn heat to medium-low and stop whisking. Continue to boil until mixture turns golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat and whisk in 6 tablespoons butter and molasses. When butter has melted, whisk in cream. Cool to room temperature.

2. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper.

3. Mix remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with cinnamon in a small bowl. unroll pie dough and place on baking sheet. Brush with remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cut dough into 12 triangles with a pizza wheel or sharp knife and pull triangles out a little to separate. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Just before serving, scoop 1/2 cup ice cream into each goblet. Top with 2 tablespoons sauce, a scant 2 tablespoons pecans, and a wedge of pastry. Serve immediately.


Sauce can be kept in the refrigerator at least a month, and pie wedges may be frozen for up to a month.

200 Responses to “Sunday Suppers | Pecan Pie Sundaes”

  1. Michelle Ramsey — October 27, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I love mashed potatoes and meatloaf!


  2. Debi Jones — October 28, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Hands down, the whole family agrees. Chicken and homemade egg noodles over mashed potatoes. Don’t even talk about the carbs in this!


  3. debi Jones — October 28, 2010 at 12:54 am

    I follow threemanycooks on facebook


  4. CaSaundra — October 28, 2010 at 8:58 am

    One dish dinners are my favorite–I’d have to say my number one is definitely Shepherd’s Pie!


  5. s — October 28, 2010 at 11:07 am

    roast chicken, mashed potatoes and stuffing – I love the dinner and I especially like the leftover chicken to turn into chicken mushroom pie the next day!


  6. Heather — October 28, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Beef stew with potatoes and carrots. Yum! :)


  7. Christi — October 28, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I love to have Smothered Steak with mashed potatoes and fresh frozen corn for my Sunday dinner…and don’t forget the warm biscuits with butter and homeade strawberry jam! No need for dessert after all that! I saw the video for the sausage and white bean dish on Pam Anderson’s website…Please let me win the cookbook so that I can make it for my very own!!!


  8. Christi — October 28, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    I liked them on facebook :)


  9. Maranda — October 28, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I don’t necessarily have a favorite Sunday Supper. But I do have a favorite Sunday memory. Whenever we would go to my grandma’s house for the summer she would always take us to church with her. Every Sunday, on the way home from church, we would stop by Baskin Robbins and pick out ice cream for the week. We would always get ice cream right before bed. That was the best thing about Sundays! We would then go home and eat sandwiches for lunch then enjoy our ice cream!


  10. Maranda — October 28, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I just “liked” Three Many Cooks on Facebook.


  11. Maranda — October 28, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I already follow Three Many Cooks on Twitter. My twitter handle is @mannadonn


  12. Gillian — October 28, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    For the cooler weather, I love a warm, creamy pot of Corn Chowder with some crusty bread!


  13. Gillian — October 28, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Pot Rosat with roasted carrots and potatoes with luscious, buttery carmelized onions! Top it all off with a glass of apple cider! Yum!


  14. Kara — October 28, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I love making pizza on Sundays!! :) Yum.


  15. Beckie Sommerville — October 29, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I love a good roasted chicken with potatoes!! Just good food!


  16. Beckie Sommerville — October 29, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I thought I already liked you on facebook but apparently I didn’t. So glad to now!!


  17. Becca — October 29, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    My favorite Sunday dinner is pot roast. When I’m going to be home all day, I’ll braise it and let it slow roast in the oven. Otherwise, it’s SUPER easy to do in the crockpot, too!


  18. Becca — October 29, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I follow ThreeManyCooks on Twitter and Tweeted about the giveaway via @BeccaCIT


  19. Becca — October 29, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I “like” Three Many Cooks on Facebook


  20. Amy Pickrel — October 29, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Love a good Lasagna on Sunday nights with a big salad!


  21. aldean edwards — October 29, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, corn & rolls with something chocolate for dessert….yummm….this is making me hungry…! :)


  22. Mary W — October 29, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    In fall & winter, our favorite is definitely lasagna made with my homemade tomato sauce. I like to get a good loaf of crusty Italian bread and make bruschetta or garlic bread, and also serve a fresh caesar salad. I make the sauce & lasagna on Saturday, so that I have more time on Sunday for football! :)


  23. Mary W — October 29, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I follow @threemanycooks on Twitter and tweeted about the giveaway:


  24. Mary W — October 29, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I “Like” Three Many Cooks on Facebook


  25. alisha r. — October 29, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    My favorite Sunday supper is a PB&J, with a glass of coke and salt and vinger chips. Is it really “supper”, no but it is a great way to end the weekend.


  26. Jen H — October 29, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Being Puerto Rican my favorite Sunday Supper is a bit different but no less delicious. I was pretty lucky, my mom, dad and grandmas were / are all wonderful cooks.

    My favorite would have to be their homemade Sopa de Pollo, or Puerto Rican Chicken soup. It was made with sofrito, chicken thighs, potatoes, rice (put in the soup right before eating), corn on the cob and little balls of green banana that we called bollitos (sounds like bo yee toes). The green banana imparted such an amazing and special flavor that is still a favorite of mine to this day. It takes me back to my childhood every time. The starch from the bananas adds just a bit of thickener to the broth and makes it the perfect consistency. I make some ahead of time and freeze them to add to soups as needed :)


  27. Jen H — October 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I follow Threemanycooks on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway (@chefsugar76)


  28. Jen H — October 29, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I have already liked threemanycooks on facebook :)


  29. Manette Gutterman — October 29, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I love chicken and dumplings or chili for our cozy Sunday evenings. (Thanks, Mom, for teaching me to sew and cook!)


  30. Manette Gutterman — October 29, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Been following Pam’s work for awhile, but didn’t know about Three Cooks on fcbk, so I am now an official devoted fan!


  31. Sandy — October 29, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    I love roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans w/ almonds, and hot dinner rolls for Sunday dinner.


  32. Sandy — October 29, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    In the summer, we like to grill on Sunday. Either burgers and all the picnic side dishes, or a steak and baked potato.


  33. Susan Edwards — October 29, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Our favorite fall Sunday dinner is homemade paninis and soup. I love the comfort of the simple food with wonderful flavors.


  34. Melinda — October 29, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    pot roast or kalua pig in the slow cooker!


  35. Katie Murray — October 29, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I like Chicken & Dumplings.


  36. Katie Murray — October 29, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I am a Facebook Fan.


  37. Brenda — October 29, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Favorite Sunday Meal, Fried chicken, potatoes and gravy, corn, biscuits and apple pie for dessert! Yum! Yum!!


  38. Jen S. — October 30, 2010 at 12:27 am

    I love experimenting on Sunday’s, so for my Sunday Suppers are for new recipes. It’s the one day of the week that I have the time to try out new things!


  39. Jen S. — October 30, 2010 at 12:28 am

    “Like” Three Many Cooks on Facebook


  40. meg — October 30, 2010 at 2:17 am

    I like Sunday dinners to be something that fills the house with a delish smell that draws my family in to the table together. A roast seems to be the fav as of late.


  41. Lanette — October 30, 2010 at 2:22 am

    I’m all ready a FB fan!! :)


  42. ButterYum — October 30, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I thought I entered, but I don’t see my comment anywhere, so let me try again.

    I love Pam Anderson”s recipes… thanks for the opportunity to enter such a great giveaway.



  43. Jen T. — October 30, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    On Sunday, I love lasagna!! And the leftovers on Monday are great too!!


  44. Jan Clarence — October 31, 2010 at 10:49 am

    This is my favorite Sunday Supper, especially when it’s cooler. Only 1 dish and 4 ingredients are used, 2 of those cans! Quick and easy but great nutrition and taste.


  45. Rebecca (Indecisive Baker) — October 31, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Meatloaf, mashed potatoes!


  46. Rebecca (Indecisive Baker) — October 31, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    I like on Facebook!


  47. Kathleen — November 12, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Thank the world I remembered you had this sundae with pecans! I will let you know when I make it. Thank you for all your great recipes as well!


  48. Chele — November 13, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Those sundaes look wonderful. I may have to put these on the menu for dessert tomorrow night ;0)


  49. Lori Stokes — November 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Oven-baked ribs with some kind of yummy, fattening side! :)


  50. Jennifer — November 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I don’t have a specific Sunday dinner… I just like to try lots of new recipes that may take more time than an average week-night dinner. But some of my favorites are fajitas, chimichangas, or chicken pot pie.


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