3 lg Egg whites, room temp.
1/2 c Sugar
1/2 c Hazelnuts, ground
1 ds Cinnamon
3 qt Almond praline ice cream
Whipped cream, optional
1 c Shortbread cookie crumbs
3/4 c Hazelnuts, ground
1 tb Sugar
1/2 ts Cinnamon
1/4 c Butter, melted
CARAMEL FUDGE SAUCE
3 c Whipping cream
3 c Sugar
3/4 c Water, boiling
3/4 c Butter, frozen
1) Beat egg whites until whites are glossy and hold soft peaks. Gradually
add sugar, whipping until stiff but not dry. Sprinkle in ground nuts and
cinnamon and beat just until blended.
2) Pipe meringue on parchment-covered baking sheet to form 8-inch circle
about 1/2 inch thick. Preheat oven to 250 degrees for 5 minutes, then
reduce heat to 200; bake meringue 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Let stand in oven until
cool. Peel and lift off parchment. Store in airtight container in dry
3) Soften ice cream in refrigerator. Pack 1 1/2 quarts evenly into crumb
crust. Drizzle with 6 tablespoons caramel fudge sauce.
4) Place meringue round on top. Trim if necessary, leaving 1/2″ border
between pie and meringue.
5) Pack another 1 1/2 quarts ice cream into pan, filling space between pan
and meringue. Do not press hard or meringue will break. Cover with plastic
wrap and freeze 10 to 12 hours before serving.
6) To serve place pie slice on serving plate. Serve hot caramel fudge sauce
and whipped cream on side.
CRUMB CRUST: Combine cookie crumbs, nuts, sugar and cinnamon in bowl and
mix well. Add melted butter and mix until crumbly. Pack into 9 inch
springform pan, bringing crust 1 to 1 1/2 inches up sides. Chill until
firm. Bake at 375 degrees 10 to 15 minutes. Cool then freeze.
CARAMEL FUDGE SAUCE: Place whipping cream in large skillet over medium-low
heat. Simmer until reduced to 1 1/2 cups or by half. Strain. Using 2 1/2
quart saucepan, heat sugar over medium to low heat, stirring with wooden
spoon constantly until sugar is caramelized, about 15 to 20 minutes. Add
boiling water and whisk to mix evenly. Boil until caramelized sugar
dissolves completely, about 15 to 20 minutes. Strain. Combine strained
cream and caramelized sugar mixture in saucepan over medium heat. Bring to
boil. Break up butter and add bit by bit to sauce. Stir until butter is
incorporated into sauce. Whir in blender until smooth. Cool until
thickened. Makes 3 cups.