• Baked Alaska Strawberry Ice Cream Pie

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    • 3 c. sliced strawberries
    • 2 Tbsp. sugar
    • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract A lb. cake - (8 ounce) in 1 piece
    • 3 pt strawberry ice cream slightly softened
    • 6 x egg whites
    • 1 1/3 c. sugar
    • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar


    1. For the Strawberry Sauce: Combine the strawberries, sugar and vanilla in a bowl about 3 hrs before serving. Gently toss till mixed. Let sit at room temperature.
    2. For the Pie: Trim edges of lb. cake and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the lb. cake slices, very slightly overlapping. Use plastic wrap to flatten the cake with your hands and compact it into the plate. Trim the top edges as needed. Freeze till solid, about 3 hrs.
    3. Spoon the ice cream into the frzn cake shell. Smooth the top, shaping it into a dome. Freeze till hard, 2 hrs.
    4. Use a mixer with a whisk to beat the egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar to stiff peaks, 2 to 3 min. Spread the meringue over the hard ice cream; swirl with a spoon to make a decorative pattern. Alternately, spread a 1/2-inch thick layer of meringue over the hard ice cream; smooth with a long spatula. Then spoon the remaining meringue into a pastry bag with a large star tip; decorate the top with large rosettes.
    5. Place a rack about 7 inches under the broiler element; heat the broiler. Broil the pie till the meringue is golden brown, 6 to 8 min. Alternatively, use a propane torch. Freeze the pie 1 hour. (This can be kept frzn and covered loosely with plastic wrap up to 5 days.)
    6. To serve, take the pie from the freezer 20 min before serving. Cut into wedges. Pass the sauce separately.
    7. This recipe yields 8 servings.
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