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Recipe for lemon semi freddo???????????

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JoAnn Dec 20, 2004 09:36 AM

I'm looking for a recipe for lemon semi freddo. Thought it would be a grand finale to our Christmas Eve crab-fest. Thanks.

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    Katie Dec 20, 2004 11:12 AM

    I'm not sure if this will help too much, but I'm pretty sure that there is a recipe for a lemon semi freddo in one of Nigella Lawson's cookbooks. Her recipes are generally fairly straightforward.

    Good luck!

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    1. re: Katie
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      JoAnn Dec 20, 2004 11:58 AM

      I found a recipe on line for her honey semi freddo but not for lemon. Can you share the one you have? Thanks.

      1. re: JoAnn
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        Cyndy Dec 20, 2004 12:12 PM

        Here's one...incredibly basic, I know, but it's good and I make my own lemon curd and use 2 cups for this recipe, so that fancies it up a bit. I skip the coconut macaroons and use crunched up meringues.

        Title: Italian Lemon Semifreddo
        Yield: 12 Servings

        Ingredients

        1 cn lemon pie filling
        1 c whipping cream; whipped
        1 pt lemon sorbet; softened
        1 pk soft coconut macaroons;
        -coarsely crumbled

        Instructions

        1. Place pie filling in a large bowl. Fold whipped cream into pie
        filling
        until nearly blended.

        2. Gradually add spoonfuls of sorbet, mixing at low speed until blended.

        Reserve 1 cup macaroon crumbs; fold remaining crumbs into whipped cream
        mixture.

        3. Pour mixture into 13x9-inch (3 quart) baking dish. Top with reserved
        macaroon crumbs. Cover tightly with foil. Freeze at least 4 hours or
        overnight until firm.

        4. Before serving, refrigerate 1 hour or let stand at room temperature
        for
        30 minutes or until slightly thawed. Cut into squares. Store in freezer.

        RECIPE FACT: Semifreddo means "half cold" in Italian. In cooking.
        semifreddo refers to chilled or partially frozen desserts often made
        with
        cake, custard, fruit and/or whipped cream.

        MAKE_AHEAD TIP: Semifreddo is ideal for entertaining because it must be
        made in advance and frozen. Prepare this recipe up to one week ahead.
        Allow
        the semifreddo to stand at room temperature 20-30 minutes before
        serving.

        MAKE IT SPECIAL: For a special garnish, top each square of semifreddo
        with
        a dollop of whipped cream.

        Contributor: Pillsbury's Cooking with Ground Beef Cookbook

        1. re: Cyndy
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          JoAnn Dec 25, 2004 10:05 AM

          Thank you for the recipe. I made this for our crab-fest and it was delicious! I couldn't find the lemon pie filling so I used lemon curd. I used a combination of the coconut macaroons and lemon meringues and threw in some crushed lemon candies, too, for some crunch (all from TJs).

        2. re: JoAnn
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          JoAnn Dec 20, 2004 01:37 PM

          Thanks. I'm going to make a trial batch this afternoon.

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