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Cassata Gelato

Updated February 23, 2016
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This version of the Sicilian frozen dessert is loaded with fruit and utterly irresistible.

Freeze for up to 4 months

Makes8 servings

Preparation Time25 min

Preparation Time - Text25 mins, plus freezing time

Cooking Time10 min

Cooking Time - Text10

CostModerate

Challenging

Total Timea day or more

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionFormal Dinner Party

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationdessert

Equipmentblender, electric mixer

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Moodadventurous

Taste and Texturecreamy, fruity, sweet

Type of Dishfrozen dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1¼ cups heavy cream, lightly whipped
  • ¼ cup glaceed cherries
  • ¼ cup dried apricots
  • ¼ cup dried pineapple
  • ¼ cup chopped pistachios
  • 6 oz (168g) fresh raspberries
  • Additional dried fruits and pistachio nuts, for garnish (optional)
  • 7 cup capacity metal bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Blender

Instructions

Bring the sugar and ¼ cup water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Boil for 5 minutes, until thick and syrupy.

Beat the egg yolks with a hand-held electric mixer, slowly adding the hot syrup, until the mixture is cooled, thick, and pale. Fold in the whipped cream and vanilla. Transfer one third of the mixture to another bowl and stir in the cherries, apricots, pineapple, and pistachios. Cover and refrigerate.

Purèe the raspberries in a blender. Rub through a fine sieve to remove the seeds and stir into the plain cream mixture. Pour into shallow metal baking dish and freeze, stirring occasionally, with a large metal spoon, about 4 hours, until partially set. Freeze a metal bowl with about 3½ cups capacity until very cold. Spread the raspberry cream in the bottom and up the sides of the bowl, leaving a cavity in the center. Fill with the chilled fruit mixture. Cover and freeze at least 8 hours, until firm.

Dip the bowl into warm water for a few seconds and then invert onto a serving plate and remove the bowl. Decorate with dried fruits and pistachio nuts, if desired. Cut into wedges and serve immediately.

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