An alternative to traditional pumpkin pie, I found this recipe in Eating Well magazine in December 2007. I've made it as my contribution to my mom's traditional Thanksgiving meal and it was well received! I've used Recipe #78579 to prepare the pan. A tip for quickly softening the ice cream is to put the container in the microwave on medium-low for 30-60 seconds. The cooking time is the entire prep and freezing time. You can make the crust ahead of time and cover and freeze for up to three days. Enjoy!