Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie

Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients:

Lemon Curd

2 large eggs shopping list

2 large egg yolks

6 tablespoons Connacht Gold Creamery butter

1 cup sugar

6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel

Pinch of salt shopping list

Toasted pecan crust

1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup Connacht Gold Creamery butter, melted

3 cups vanilla ice cream, slightly softened

Meringue

4 large egg whites, room temperature

Pinch of cream of tartar

Method:

For Lemon Curd: Whisk eggs and egg yolks in medium bowl. Melt butter in medium metal bowl set over large saucepan of simmering water. Whisk in sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel, and salt; gradually whisk in egg mixture. Whisk until thick. Transfer to small bowl. Press plastic wrap on top of curd; chill 4 hours. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled).

For Toasted Pecan Crust: Preheat oven to 200°C. Mix pecans, sugar, and butter in medium bowl until moistened. Press pecan mixture onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch-diameter pie dish (mixture will be crumbly). Bake until crust is lightly toasted, about 12 minutes (crust will slip down sides of dish). Use back of spoon to press crust back into place. Cool crust on rack. Freeze crust 30 minutes. Dollop 1 1/2 cups ice cream over crust; spread into even layer. Spread lemon curd over ice cream; freeze until firm, about 2 hours. Dollop 1 1/2 cups softened ice cream over lemon curd; spread into even layer. Cover and freeze until firm, about 2 hours.

For Meringue: Using electric mixer, beat egg whites in medium bowl until frothy. Beat in cream of tartar. With mixer running, gradually add sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Spoon meringue over pie, carefully spreading to seal at edges and swirling decoratively. *Can be made 1 day ahead.

Place pie in a preheated 260°C oven until meringue is golden in spots, watching to prevent burning, about 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

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