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                           FESTIVE PEPPERMINT PIE
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pies                             Fruits
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1                    9 baked pie shell
   34      ounces        Fruit cocktail
    1 1/8  teaspoons     Peppermint extract
    1      cup           Whipping cream
    2      tablespoons   Butter
    2      ounces        Unsweetened choc.squares
    1      cup           Granulated sugar
    6      ounces        Evaporated milk
      1/4  cup           Miniature marshmallows
    1      teaspoon      Vanilla
    3                    Egg whites -- room temp.
      1/2  teaspoon      Vanilla
      1/4  teaspoon      Cream of tartar
    6      tablespoons   Granulated sugar
      1/4  cup           Crushed peppermint candy
 Drain the fruit cocktail, reserving liquid for other uses. Stir peppermint
extract into drained fruit. Whip cream until stuff. Folk in fruit cocktail.
Spread half of the fruit mixture into a cooled, baked pastry shell. Freeze until
firm. Refrigerate the other half of the fruit mixture. Combine butter, chocolate,
sugar, evaporated milk and marshmallows in medium saucepan. Heat, stirring
continuously, until melted and thickened. Stir in vanilla; cool. Cover fruit
mixture with one half chocolate mixture. Freeze until set. Repeat layers once
more, freezing after each addition. Freeze completed pie overnight.Meringue: Beat
egg whites with vanilla and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add sugar 1
tbsp. at a time, beating until stiff and glossy peaks are evident and sugar is
dissolved. Fold in 3 tbsp. crushed peppermint candy. Remove pie from freezer.
Spread meringue over chocolate layer sealing it to the crust.Sprinkle top with
remaining peppermint candy. Bake on a cutting board at 475~ for 5-6 minutes or
until golden. Serve immediately.
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