Originality seems to elude this vintage cookbook, with the title of Dessert Cookbook. It is from Family Circle, 1972. While I wouldn't say I wouldn't eat this, I am unsure of what the foil ads to the setting. And why scoop a pile of ice cream into one big bowl? How would anyone enjoy the hot fudge at the bottom that way? Unless that is one person's serving. Who am I kidding? I could eat that...
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Ice cream forms the base for many frozen desserts (amen). And what better than ice cream balls drizzled with a rich chocolate sauce.
Several variety of sundaes are explored here, including Calypso Sundaes, 'a taste of the West Indies'. Really?
1 can (about 1 pound) pear halves, drained
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple
1/2 cup mint jelly (uhoh)
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 pints lemon sherbet
1. Break up pear halves with spoon in medium size saucepan; add pineapple and juice and mint jelly; simmer 10 minutes, or until blended and slightly thickened; add lemon juice; chill. That is thoroughly disgusting.
2. Spoon over sherbet in serving dishes; top with maraschino cherries.
In what part of the West Indies do they eat mint jelly?
I already see about three more sundae recipes that make me wonder how this one got published...