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Sweetheart Dessert

 Sweetheart Dessert
If "the surest way to a man's heart is through his stomach", here's a new sweet something to steer in his direction! Our home economists dreamed up this luscious heart-shaped dessert that will show your love how much you care right from the start. (Psst...any extra raspberry sauce will taste great on your family's pancakes or waffles the next day!)
2 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 1 hour 5 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen sweetened raspberries
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 3 scoops chocolate ice cream
  • Fresh raspberries and mint, optional

Directions

  • Place egg white in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30
  • minutes. Add the salt, cream of tartar and vanilla; beat on medium
  • speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, one tablespoon
  • at a time, on high until very stiff peaks form.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop meringue into a ball
  • on paper; using the back of a spoon, form into a 5-in. heart shape,
  • building up the edges slightly. Bake at 250° for 65 minutes.
  • Turn off oven; open oven door a few inches. Let stand for 20 minutes
  • before removing from oven. Cool completely.
  • In a small saucepan, cook and stir raspberries over medium heat until

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Sweetheart Dessert (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • thawed. Combine cornstarch, orange juice and almond extract until
  • smooth; stir into raspberries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2
  • minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; chill.
  • To serve, place meringue heart on a serving platter. Spoon ice cream
  • into middle; top with raspberry sauce. Garnish with berries and mint
  • if desired. Yield: 2 servings (3/4 cup sauce).
Nutritional Facts: 1 each equals 373 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 79 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 5 g protein.