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    Crazy Spumoni

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    Total Time:

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    3 hrs

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    Slatts's Note:

    A twist on traditional spumoni created by "The Cooks Must Be Crazy" for Zaar World Tour 4.

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    Ingredients:

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    For first layer

    • 10 dried apricots, chopped
    • 3 tablespoons apricot jam
    • 1 almond biscotti, crushed

    For second layer

    For third layer

    • 1/4 cup almonds, toasted and chopped
    • 1 teaspoon almond extract

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Use a knife to cut the ice cream into three equal pieces. Place the ice cream in three large mixing bowls to soften slightly.
    2. 2
      Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap.
    3. 3
      Mix the dried apricots, apricot preserves, and biscotti with a third of the ice cream and press into the bottom of the loaf pan. Place in freezer while preparing the next layer.
    4. 4
      Mix the chocolate bar pieces, chocolate syrup, and amaretto with another third of the ice cream. Gently spread on top of the first layer in the loaf pan. Place in freezer while preparing the last layer.
    5. 5
      Mix the almonds and almond extract with the last of the ice cream. Gently spread the final layer on top of the loaf pan.
    6. 6
      Allow ice cream to harden in freezer for at least two hours.
    7. 7
      Remove from loaf pan and slice when ready to serve. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and dust with cocoa powder.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 30, 2008

      55

      This was definitely crazy . . . Crazy Good! I had to make a few changes: I used raspberry jam instead of apricot, gluten free chocolate chip cookies instead of almond biscotti, and Kahlua instead of amaretto. I had excellent results. I couldn't decide which layer was my favorite. With each bite I kept changing my mind. "No, this one is the best. No, that one is the best!" Thank you for posting. You've got a winner here. Reviewed for ZWT4.

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    • on July 13, 2008

      55

      What a fantastic combination of ingredients. I followed the recipe to a T and wouldn't change a thing. Rich, creamy, and delicious!

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    • on July 01, 2008

      55

      I loved having the apricots, chocolate, liqueur and almonds all right next to each other. I modified it so I could use up the gelatto experiments I had for when I helped my ZWT4 team (Tastebud Tickling Travellers) work on our recipe. For the apricot layer I used peach gelatto and Filipino sugar cookies (polvoron) and dried apricots and dried peaches, for the second layer I used dulce de leche ice cream (which is sweet with caramel) cocoa powder instead of syrup (which balanced the extra sweetness, and Frangelico instead of amaretto. I used too much Frangelico because I had trouble getting it to set, but it was sooooo tasty I didn't care. For the third layer I used a lightly flavored strawberry gelatto I made and omitted the almond extract since I didn't have any. All in all the main differences I think were just the peach and strawberry in the two layers, but it all still went together really well and was super tasty. It made my simple gelattos that I was getting tired of something special.

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    Nutritional Facts for Crazy Spumoni

    Serving Size: 1 (131 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 335.3
     
    Calories from Fat 165
    49%
    Total Fat 18.3 g
    28%
    Saturated Fat 9.9 g
    49%
    Cholesterol 47.6 mg
    15%
    Sodium 122.7 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 41.7 g
    13%
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    12%
    Sugars 32.2 g
    129%
    Protein 6.2 g
    12%

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    biscotti

    amaretto liqueur

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