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Peppermint Freezer Pie

 Peppermint Freezer Pie
Refreshing peppermint ice cream plus fudgy chocolate plus fluffy meringue equals the perfect pie for the holidays! Kelli Bucy of Red Oak, Iowa shares this lovely dessert that's become a Christmas tradition. You can make and freeze the pie well in advance.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + freezing


  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 quart peppermint ice cream, softened
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint-stick candy


  • In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Stir in
  • milk and sugar. Cook and stir for 8 minutes or until sugar is
  • dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool completely.
  • Spread half of the ice cream into pastry shell; freeze until firm.
  • Spread half of the chocolate mixture over ice cream; freeze until
  • set. Repeat layers. Freeze for several hours or overnight.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine the egg whites, sugar, water and cream

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Peppermint Freezer Pie (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • of tartar. With a hand mixer, beat on low speed for 1 minute.
  • Continue beating over low heat until mixture reaches 160°, about
  • 12 minutes.
  • Pour into the bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer; add vanilla. Beat on
  • high until frosting forms stiff peaks, about 7 minutes. Fold in
  • peppermint candy. Spread over top of pie. Cover and freeze until
  • serving. Pie may be frozen for up to 2 months. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 444 calories, 22 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 236 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.