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Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie Recipe

Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie Recipe

This pretty pie has it all—a graham cracker-pecan crust that's layered with vanilla ice cream and lemon curd and then frozen. Golden-brown meringue adds the finishing touch.—Dana Hinck, Pensacola, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + freezing YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened, divided
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) lemon curd
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • MERINGUE:
  • 4 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. Combine cracker crumbs, pecans, sugar and butter; press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Bake 10-12 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack. Freeze 30 minutes.
  • 2. Spread 2 cups ice cream into the crust. Freeze 30 minutes. In a small bowl, combine lemon curd and lemon juice. Spread over ice cream and freeze until firm, about 1 hour. Top with remaining ice cream. Freeze 2 hours or until set.
  • 3. In a large heavy saucepan, combine egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar. With a hand mixer, beat on low speed 1 minute. Continue beating over low heat until mixture reaches 160°, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl; beat until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  • 4. Immediately spread meringue over ice cream, sealing to edges of pie. Heat with a kitchen torch or broil 8 in. from the heat 3-5 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned. Freeze at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 499 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 211 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.