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    Holiday Pie

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    Yield: 8 servings

    1 1/2 cup vanilla wafer crumbs
    1/4 cup chopped, toasted almonds
    1/3 cup amaretto
    1/3 cup finely chopped mixed candied fruits
    1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
    1 quart vanilla ice cream
    1 cup heavy cream
    2 Tbsp amaretto
    1 lb marzipan fruits or 2 cups assorted fruits: plums, strawberries, peach
    slices, grapes, maraschino cherries, pineapple chunks, banana slices

    fresh mint leaves; optional
    candied mimosa or violets; optional

    In a bowl, mix crumbs, almonds, butter or margarine. Press mixture
    firmly into an ungreased 9-inch pie pan, chill. Soften ice cream
    and stir in 1/3 cup amaretto and candied fruits. Pour mixture into
    pie shell. Freeze until hard.

    In a bowl, mix heavy cream, 2Tbsp amaretto; beat until stiff. Pile
    whipped heavy cream into mounds around the outer edge of pie. Freeze
    until ready to serve. Decorate pie with marzipan or fresh fruits
    pressing into cream. Add mint leaves, mimosa and violets, if
    desired. Serve at once.

    Makes one 9 inch pie




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