Frozen Blackberry Souffle

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 1 Souffle
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    lbs fresh blackberries (or frozen)
  • 1
    cup sugar, divided
  • 13
    cup blackberry liqueur or 1/3 cup raspberry liqueur
  • 14
    cup water
  • 4
    egg whites
  • 2
    cups whipping cream
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare a 1 quart souffle dish by creating a collar to go around the rim to support the souffle while it freezes; cut a sheet of waxed paper long enough to go around the dish's rim, then fold in thirds, lengthwise (about a 4 inch wide ribbon).
  • It should extend about 3 inches above the rim; secure with a rubber band or tape (or you could prepare 8 ramekins with the collar 1 1/2 inches above each one).
  • In a large saucepan, over medium heat, cook the blackberries and 1/3 cup sugar until they soften and burst, about 10 minutes; puree in a food processor, then strain the seeds out (you should have about 2 cups of puree).
  • Stir in the liquer and chill.
  • In a small saucepan, heat remaining 2/3 cup sugar and water, over medium heat, to the soft-ball stage, 235 - 240 degrees, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir until the sugar dissolves, then stop stirring, but use a small brush, moistened with water, to wash down any crystal that may form on the sides of the pan.
  • Meanwhile, beat the egg whites in a stand mixer, using the whisk attachment, until stiff peaks form; while running pour the sugar mixture, in a slow steady stream, into the egg whites taking care not to hit the whisk attachment and splatter.
  • The egg whites will swell, then subside; continue beating until the egg whites cool to room temperature, about 8 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat the whipping cream, until soft peaks form, using a whisk or hand mixer.
  • Stir 1/3 of the egg white mixture into the blackberry puree, then pour the blackberry mixture into the remaining egg whites and gently fold until well combined.
  • Gently fold the whipping cream into the egg whites, then spoon the mixture into the prepared souffle dish or the ramekins; it should come about 1/2 up the waxed paper collar.
  • Smooth the top and freeze until very firm, 4 hours to overnight; if frozen overnight, it will need and hour in the refrigerator before serving.
  • If freezing for more than a day, press plastic wrap onto the surface once it is frozen to store.
  • To serve, remove the collar and cut into thin slices.
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