Search Inspiration

No idea what to search for? Start browsing till you find something.

Ingredients

How to make it

  • Meringues:
  • Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using 8-inch (1.2 L) round metal cake pan as guide, trace 2 circles onto parchment paper. Turn paper over.
  • In bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar, 2 tbsp (25 mL) at a time, until stiff glossy peaks form; fold in pecans and vanilla. Spoon onto circles, smoothing tops.
  • Bake in bottom third of 225°F (110°C) oven until dry and crisp, 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  • Turn off oven; let cool in oven, 2 hours.
  • (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container in cool, dry place for up to 5 days.)
  • Praline:
  • Spread pecans on parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet. In heavy saucepan, stir sugar with 3 tbsp (50 mL) water over medium heat until dissolved, brushing down side of pan with pastry brush dipped in cold water.
  • Bring to boil; boil vigorously, without stirring but brushing down side of pan, until dark amber, about 8 minutes.
  • Pour over pecans; let cool. Break into pieces; chop coarsely and set aside. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.)
  • Soften ice cream in refrigerator until spreadable, about 30 minutes.
  • Place 1 meringue on 10-inch (25 cm) plate; spread with half of the ice cream. Sprinkle half of the praline pieces over top; press gently into ice cream. Top with remaining meringue; spread remaining ice cream over top and side, smoothing side. Cover with plastic wrap; freeze until very firm, about 8 hours. (Make-ahead: Freeze for up to 2 days.)
  • Dip 2 metal spatulas in warm water; dry off. Slide under edge of cake to loosen; transfer to serving platter. Sprinkle with remaining praline pieces.
  • Additional Information
  • Tip: Use rich, good-quality ice cream. Low-fat ice cream and frozen yogurt melt too quickly to allow for an attractive presentation and gracious serving.

People Who Like This Dish 0
Reviews & Comments 0

Add a Link?

Post a link to another recipe or group by pasting the url into the box where you want it to show up. We'll do the rest.

Post Message or cancel

Maybe List
Hang onto this recipe

while I look at others.

Holding 0 recipes