Ingrients & Directions


Has a frozen confection
-filling with a Christmas
-garden of cherry
Poinsettias and gumdrop
-holly atop
3 Egg whites
1/4 c Granulated sugar
3/4 c Coarsely chopped blanched
Almonds, toasted
1/3 c Maraschino cherries, cut
In fourths
2 tb Maraschino-cherry
Syrup
1 ts Vanilla
1/3 c Sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 c Heavy cream, whipped
. . .
1 Recipe Vanilla-wafer Crust

Beat the egg whites till foamy, add the granulated sugar gradually
and beat till stiff. Fold in the almonds cherries, cherry syrup, and
vanilla. Fold confectioners’ sugar into whipped cream; fold into the
first mixture. Pour into Vanilla-wafer Crust and freeze firm. Garnish
top with cherry poinsettias and gumdrop holly leaves. Vanilla-wafer
Crust: Combine 1 1/4 cups fine vanilla-wafer crumbs and 1/3 cup
melted butter or margarine. Press into buttered 9-inch pie plate;
chill till firm, about 45 minutes. Cherry poinsettias: The stem mark
of maraschino cherry will be the center of flower. Holding cherry at
stem end, use sharp scissors to snip it in sixths from opposite end
not quite through. Spread “petals” out around stem mark. Gumdrop
holly leaves: With rolling pin, roll green gumdrops to 1/8 inch on a
little sugar between sheets of waxed paper. Snip out holly-leaf
shapes.


Yields
1 Servings