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Baked Alaska Recipe

Baked Alaska

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie plate Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 10, 2003

Pretty good, but next time WAY less salt, perhaps none. Then I feel this would be a 5 star recipe.


13 Ratings

Aug 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!

Mar 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.

Jul 24, 2007

this recipe did not work at all. the frosting recipe is horrible.

Feb 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.

Mar 01, 2010

I make this with Digestive biscuits and I leave out the almond extract. Megabon!

Jun 12, 2012

Personally, i would hit the meringue with a brulee torch instead of the broiler..


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  • Calories
  • 207 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 181 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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