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Frozen Chocolate Mint Pie

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 1 hour + freezing

Makes

8 servings

This refreshing pie was featured at a small resort my family visited regularly as I was growing up. When I make it now, I relish compliments from tasters along with fond memories of sunny days at the beach and good home cooking.

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • CHOCOLATE SAUCE:
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Dash salt
  • 2 cups vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1-1/3 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 275°. Add cream of tartar to egg whites; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.
  3. Spread onto bottom and up sides of a greased and floured 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake 1 hour. Turn off oven and do not open door; let meringue cool completely inside the oven.
  4. For chocolate sauce, in small heavy saucepan, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in sugar and evaporated milk. Cook over low heat 45-60 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in extracts and salt. Cool to room temperature.
  5. Spread ice cream into meringue crust. Fold whipped cream into cooled chocolate sauce. Spread over ice cream layer; cover and freeze until firm.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 435 calories, 20g fat (13g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (57g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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