For Father’s Day, may I Suggest a Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Alaska Pie?

Father’s Day is a few days away, and you’re probably wondering what to get your wonderful dad, right?

Well, if you’re lucky enough to be seeing your dad on Father’s Day, I bet he’d appreciate a Chocolate Chip Cookie Baked Alaska (Pie) more than any new tie on the planet. You know I’m right.

Maybe I should back up and explain what exactly a Baked Alaska is, for any of you who didn’t grow up after the 60s and 70s: Baked Alaska is ice cream, sealed in meringue which is then popped into the oven, just long enough to brown the meringue a little, and can be made in varied forms. Sounds heavenly, right? Well, just imagine this baked into a chocolate chip cookie pie crust! That’s what I did, and it was incredible! I couldn’t decide whether this should be called a Baked Alaska or a Baked Alaska Pie, so take your pick…it’s not too important, because how it tastes is just phenomenal, and that’s what matters to me! And it’s kinda pretty, too.

The ice cream was melting as I was snapping pics!

The ice cream was melting as I was snapping pics!

There’s barely a need for a recipe, it’s so blooming easy, but here you are, and don’t think that this chocolate chip cookie pie crust needs to be limited to this filling! Let me know if you try something different!

*update June 14th, 2014 – I froze the remainder of this pie as we simply couldn’t eat it all, and must say I was really surprised at how well it freezes! It was fantastic; the cookie was more chewy and the meringue was wonderful and of course the ice cream was fine. I wouldn’t freeze it for more than a week, just to be on the safe side, but I don’t think that would be a problem!

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE BAKED ALASKA PIE

original recipe by Christina Conte

Ingredients

  • chocolate chip cookie dough, raw (preferably homemade) at room temperature
  • very cold, good quality vanilla ice-cream (I used Trader Joe’s)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) sugar
  • a pinch of cream of tartar

Preheat oven to 350º F (180º C)

Press enough cookie dough into a pie dish, to line it completely,

but don’t put dough on the rim of the pie dish.

Bake at for about 20 to 25 minutes until it is completely cooked.

It will be puffed up when it comes out of the oven, but will “deflate” like a cookie when it cools.

Allow to cool completely in the dish.

Fifteen minutes before you are ready to serve dessert, preheat oven to 425º F (220º C)

(do not use convection setting or the meringue will not color)

 Begin beating the egg whites until soft peaks form, then add about half of the sugar

and cream of tartar.

Continue beating until it begins to thicken then gradually add the remaining sugar

until it becomes thick and glossy and forms very stiff peaks.

Set aside.

Working quickly, scoop the ice cream into the cookie crust until it is filled.

Unfortunately, my ice cream wasn’t hard enough when I took it out of the freezer,

so it melted much faster than it should have, so learn from my mistake and make sure

to have your ice cream at the correct temperature.

I also made one layer of ice cream, but you could pile it higher it you like.

Again, working quickly, spoon the meringue on top of the ice cream, sealing it down to the cookie crust, making certain to cover all the ice cream.

Make some swirls or peaks to decorate the meringue; alternately, you can pipe it out,

but you must do it quickly to avoid the ice cream melting.

Place in the center of the preheated oven for 3 to 5 minutes (check after 3 minutes),

until the meringue has colored to a nice golden brown on the peaks.

Slice and serve immediately; you’ll enjoy a chewy, chocolatey base with refreshingly cool ice cream and then the soft and delicate meringue with each decadent forkful…

It’s good to have enough people to finish the pie in one sitting, but if you do happen to

have any leftovers (yeah, right) put them in the freezer right away.

Oh yeah, and plan on making this over and over again.

And if you are not fortunate to be close enough to your dad to visit and bake for him,
I’d suggest something other than a tie…
like maybe a gift card to a bakery so he can buy himself a pie.

Oh geez, I so did not mean for that to rhyme!

LA Living…

A Red Whiskered Bulbul.

24 Responses

  1. wrote on

    Dear Christina, What a marvelous recipe. A perfect special Cookie for Father’s Day or any day. This one is simple and what a presentation on a plate. I remember Baked Alaska from years ago and always loved it. Especially if you love a big Chocolate Chip cookie and Ice cream, and who doesn’t? Right…Love your photos and the Red Whiskered Bulbul bird is so beautiful. I enjoy seeing your LA living photos..Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe..Hope that your dad has a fantastic Father’s Day…Have a great rest of the week…Dottie :).

    • wrote on

      Thank you so much, Dottie! You are a sweetheart! Have a lovely week! CC

  2. wrote on

    It doesn’t look easy to me! Looks perfect and difficult to make!

    • wrote on

      Not at all, Medeja! If you can press dough, scoop ice cream and whip egg whites, that’s it! Try it, I’m sure you can do it! :)

  3. wrote on

    Oh Christina! I think this will be a home run!!!
    Mary

  4. wrote on

    Christina that is beautiful, we are thinking along the same lines, I am making an ice cream cake for fathers day!

    • wrote on

      You know what they say, “Great minds think alike.” Good idea!! :)

  5. wrote on

    I loved Baked Alaskan as a child, opps, revealing my age, so I am so excited about this recipe. WINNER recipe!

    • wrote on

      Haha! No worries about anyone’s age on my page! Thanks, Cathy! Hope you try it sometime! :)

  6. wrote on

    That meringue looks impressively beautiful and delicious! I completely forgot it was fathers day, so thank you for reminding me! Thanks for sharing this recipe, as well!

    -amber
    http://amberrogals.com

    • wrote on

      So glad you like the idea, Kimberly! ;) CC

  7. wrote on

    Wow, you are the meringue maestro! This looks incredible and amazing pics!

    • wrote on

      Just a few swirls, Adair!! Thank you for your accolades! ;)

  8. wrote on

    What a great idea to make it in a pie version! Your meringue is beautiful!

  9. wrote on

    Oh my gosh, I just love this!!!! Pinning it right now. When our diets are over, and the kids come to visit this summer, I’m totally making this. Assuming I can wait that long. Seriously wonderful.

    • wrote on

      Thanks, Susan! It is a very over the top dessert, at least to me, but once in a while, it’s totally worth it! :)

  10. wrote on

    What a pretty pie. That meringue looks incredible!

  11. wrote on

    Okay smartie pants – can you tell me how to make chocolate chip cookie dough apple pie next?
    Most excellent idea m’dear. Beyond yummy.

  12. wrote on

    How did I miss this? Father’s Day or not, I’m going to have to make it. The crust is brilliant. P.S. Keep meaning to tell you how much I love your “LA Living” pictures. :-)

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