Our mom always talked about Orange Baked Alaska. Keywords…talked about. Nope, she never made them for us kids. This was a dessert for only her and dad when us kids weren’t around. And now I understand why. I don’t want to share it with my kids either!
Orange Baked Alaska
1 pint vanilla ice cream
3 large oranges
3 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar
Scoop ice cream into 6 balls; freeze until very firm, at least 5 hours. (Be sure the ice cream balls are frozen solid so they won’t melt in the oven) Cut oranges crosswise in half; cut thin slice from bottom of each half. Cut around edges and membrane; remove fruit and membrane with fruit. Refrigerate.
Heat oven to 500 F. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Beat in sugar, 1 Tbsp at a time. Continue beating until stiff and glossy. Do not underbeat. Place orange cups on ungreased baking sheet; fill each cup with an ice cream balls. Completely cover ice cream with meringue, sealing it to edges of shells. Bake 2-3 minutes or until meringue is light brown. Serve immediately. 6 servings