Friday, March 27, 2009

Chocolate-covered nutty ice cream pie RECIPE

this is one of the crowd-pleasing desserts that surely draws "oohs" and "aahs.

YIELD: 12 servings

6 cups vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
3/4 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
10 oz graham cracker crumb
1 cup hot fudge ice cream topping
2 Tbsp coffee-flavored liquer or strong coffee
12 whole maraschino cherries, if desired

In large bowl, combine ice cream, peanuts and 1/4 cup maraschino cherries; blend well. Spoon into crumb crust. Freeze at least 4 hours or until firm.
Just before serving, let pie stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. In small saucepan, combine ice cream topping and liquer, mix well. Heat over low flame just until warm, stirring constantly. Spoon sauce over individual servings. Garnish each serving with whole maraschino cherry;

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