Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Lemon Meringue Baked Alaska...and that funny wedding dance video


Oh my goodness this pie is GOOD!

I made this for our family this weekend along with brownies and a cherry pie. Very smooth and creamy. You could easily make it way ahead if you have the freezer space...the meringue piles up high with peaks. I thought it was so much fun to make...5 stars for sure!

I used Graeters lemon sorbet and Edy's 1/2 fat ice cream.


The layer of meringue insulates the ice cream mixture, keeping it from melting under the broiler.

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

Ingredients
32 vanilla wafers
2 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream, softened
2 cups lemon sorbet, softened
4 large egg whites
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind

Preparation
Line bottom and sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate with wafers;
set aside.
Place softened ice cream and sorbet in a large bowl;
beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
Spoon mixture into prepared pie plate; place in freezer.
Place egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy.
Combine sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil.
Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer registers 238°.
Pour hot sugar syrup in a thin stream over egg whites,
beating at medium speed.
Increase speed to high; beat until stiff peaks form.
Fold in rind.
Spread over ice cream.
Loosely cover, and freeze 4 hours or until firm.

Preheat broiler.

Broil frozen pie for 1 minute or until meringue is lightly browned. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 290 (12% from fat)
Fat: 3.8g (sat 1.4g,mono 1g,poly 0.1g)
Protein: 4.1g
Carbohydrate: 61.6g
Fiber: 0.9g
Cholesterol: 11mg
Iron: 0.6mg
Sodium: 105mg
Calcium: 51mg
Lorrie Corvin, Cooking Light, AUGUST 2005

To print recipe
I had issues with my gas oven broiler...burnt the peaks off...no big deal....
just scraped off the top ...I need one of those fancy burners I guess.``````````````````````````````````````````````
Surprise Wedding Dance...I imagine most of you have seen this, but if you haven't and need a smile....I just wonder what the reception was like????

5 comments:

Jboo said...

Yum -- that looks so good! The wedding dance is hilarious, isn't it -- so cute! :)

Janet

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Maree,

Oh, my, the Baked Alaska looks luscious! A little too high in carbs, but on special occassions, who counts carbs anyway, right?

Yes, I saw the Dance Video before, and what a lot of fun to watch!

Happy Thusrday!

Hugs and blessings,

Renie

Cathy said...

YUMMY!!! This looks amazing!!! I am going to try this recipe!!! I hope mine turns out as pretty!!!

My kids showed me the dance video...isn't it the cutest thing!!!

This is my first visit to your blog...I love it!!! I look forward to returning again and again!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

a woman who is said...

Hadn't seen the video thanks for sharing it...some folks just know how to have a good time :)))

Felicia said...

A friend of mine posted that wedding video on Facebook, but I had to watch again. They must be one fun couple and I call that making an entrance!