A hot day calls for a cool dessert like this tempting pie. Fresh berries and a sweet raspberry sauce over ice cream in a meringue crust make each slice absolutely irresistible. -Page Alexander, Baldwin City, Kansas
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 1/2 cup sugar, divided
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted and ground
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 egg whites
- 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
- SAUCE AND TOPPING:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 pint fresh or frozen raspberries
- 1 quart vanilla ice cream
- 2 cups mixed fresh berries
- In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar, almonds and cornstarch; mix well. In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites at high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar; continue beating until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in almond mixture. Spread over the bottom and sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 275° for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until light golden brown. Turn off oven; do not open door. Let cool in oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool completely.
- Meanwhile, for sauce, combine sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Gradually stir in water; mix until smooth. Add raspberries; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute or until thickened; set aside. Cool.
- To serve, scoop ice cream onto meringue; top with mixed berries and sauce. Serve immediately. Store leftovers in the freezer. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Meringue Berry Pie in Taste of Home August/September 1995, p31