Peach Baked Alaska

Peach Baked Alaska

Ingredients

  • 2 peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1 cup ice cream (your favorite flavor)
  • 2 large egg whites at room temperature
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Approximately an hour before you’re ready to serve the Peach Baked Alaska, place a baking sheet in the freezer.
  • Wash, halve and pit the peaches.
  • Put a large scoop of vanilla ice cream in the center of each peach like a bowl. Put peaches filled with ice cream in the freezer.
  • When you’re ready to serve, preheat the oven on broil at 450 degrees.
  • Separate the egg whites into your prepared metal or glass bowl (see notes) and beat with an electric mixer until foamy.
  • Next, add the cream of tartar and, beating on medium-high speed, slowly add 1 tablespoon of sugar at a time over 2-3 minutes until the meringue becomes smooth, glossy and stiff peaks form.
  • Place frozen peaches on the frozen baking sheet and carefully spread meringue over ice cream using a spoon or spatula, creating a decorative spiky/peak pattern using the back of your spatula/spoon.
  • Broil in the oven for 2-3 minutes until meringue is golden brown and lightly crisp. Alternately, drizzle finished meringue with brandy or Gran Marnier and flambĂ© just before serving!

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