Baked Alaska is a great, classic dessert with vanilla ice cream and easy to make as well thanks to this recipe.

Carol
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter, or margarine together. Set aside 3 tablespoons of the crumbs for the topping. Press the remaining crumbs into one 9 inch pie plate.

  • Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Cool then chill in freezer. Fill the chilled crust with the firm vanilla ice cream. Place in freezer.

  • Beat egg whites until frothy, add salt, almond extract and slowly add sugar, beating until stiff and glossy. Spread over ice cream, sealing edges. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Place under broiler 500 degrees F (260 degrees C) for 2 minutes. Serve at once.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; 9.6 g total fat; 30 mg cholesterol; 181 mg sodium. 28 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2007
This is a favorite and very quick to prepare. My only comment is 2 minutes for the meringue under the broiler can be too long... you need to watch that carefully. The first time we made it we just set a timer for 2 minutes and the meringue burnt... we had to start all over. The 2nd time we kept an eye on it and took it out at about the minute point and it was perfect. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2003
Pretty good but next time WAY less salt perhaps none. Then I feel this would be a 5 star recipe. Read More
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15 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2007
This is a favorite and very quick to prepare. My only comment is 2 minutes for the meringue under the broiler can be too long... you need to watch that carefully. The first time we made it we just set a timer for 2 minutes and the meringue burnt... we had to start all over. The 2nd time we kept an eye on it and took it out at about the minute point and it was perfect. Read More
(63)
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2007
This is a favorite and very quick to prepare. My only comment is 2 minutes for the meringue under the broiler can be too long... you need to watch that carefully. The first time we made it we just set a timer for 2 minutes and the meringue burnt... we had to start all over. The 2nd time we kept an eye on it and took it out at about the minute point and it was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2004
this turned out pretty good but we had to try the meringue part 3 times. a whole tsp of vanilla extract is too much and makes the meringue fall flat/stops it from becoming stiff. a single drop is MORE than enoguh! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/10/2003
Pretty good but next time WAY less salt perhaps none. Then I feel this would be a 5 star recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2008
My family loved this especially my husband! I read the reviews and followed the advice of not using any salt. That worked well forus. I aslo use cane sugar so I had a hard time making the egg white topping as it should have come out. I added food coloring (light pink) for an Easter pastel color and the kids loved it. My husband has already started a list of combinations to try in the future -chocoalte ice cream with mint extract or orange extract etc. Thanks for a nice fun and easy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/24/2007
this recipe did not work at all. the frosting recipe is horrible. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/10/2012
Just browning the top on broil doesn't make it baked. As written this is just a ho-hum ice cream pie topped with meringue. Graham cracker crumbs and vanilla ice cream topped with almond-flavored meringue just didn't do it for us. A genuine Baked Alaska is made with cake as a base not crumbs and it's baked in the oven not merely broiled (meaning heat source only applied to the top.) We didn't care for the meringue with its heavy almond flavoring. A more suitable meringue for this dish uses brown sugar for appealing color and full flavor and a dash of vanilla. Although quicker and easier to put together we felt it was a poor substitute for real Baked Alaska and it only served to make us long for the real deal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2010
I make this with Digestive biscuits and I leave out the almond extract. Megabon! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2012
Personally i would hit the meringue with a brulee torch instead of the broiler.. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2011
The 1 tsp almond extract was far too much; the flavouring was overwhelming and made it slightly sickening after the first few bites. Read More
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