*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                        Chocolate Mint Baked Alaska
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chocolate                        Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1                    -----------crust------------
    3      t             Butter
    1                    ----------filling-----------
    2      T             Corn syrup
    3      pt            Vanilla ice cream -- softened
    4                    Egg whites -- large
      3/4  c             Sugar
    1 1/2  c             Mint-chocolate chips -- nestles
    1 1/2  c             Chocolate wafer crumbs
    1      c             Mint-chocolate chips -- nestles
    2      T             Heavy cream
    1                    ----------meringue----------
      1/2  t             Cream of tartar
   CRUST: Combine over hot (not boiling) water, 1/2 cup mint-chocolate chips
   and butter. Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Add
   chocolate wafer crumbs; stir until well blended.  Press into bottom of
   9-inch springform pan; freeze until firm. FILLING: Combine over hot (not
   boiling) water, remaining 1 cup of chips, corn syrup, and heavy cream. Stir
   until chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Cool to room temperature. In
   a large bowl, whip the ice cream until smooth but not melted. Gradually
   stir in chocolate mixture (flecks will appear in ice cream). Spoon into
   center of crust, mounding high in center and leaving 3/4-inch edge. Using
   spatula, smooth to form dome. Freeze until firm.  Remove sides of pan.
    Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. MERINGUE: In a large bowl, combine egg
   whites and cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add
   sugar, beat until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over ice cream and
   crust to cover completely; swirl to decorate. Bake at 450 degrees F. for 4
   to 6 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve IMMEDIATELY !
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