Ice Cream - Christmas Dessert
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Posted by Shanky Suren

Serves: 8-10
2 cups mixed dried fruit
3 oz candied cherries, cut into quarters
1 1/2 oz candied apricots, chopped
1 1/2 oz candied pineapple, chopped
2 teaspoons finely chopped candied ginger
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
1 tablespoon brandy
1 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Chocolate Sauce
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons soft brown sugar
3 1/2 oz dark (semisweet) chocolate, chopped
1 tablespoon brandy

1. Mix fruits, rind, liqueur and brandy in a large mixing bowl. Set aside for 20 minutes, uncovered; stir occasionally.
2. Using a metal spoon, break up the ice cream in a large mixing bowl. Add the fruit mixture, chocolate chips and nuts to ice cream; stir until well mixed.
3. Line a 9 cup capacity bowl with plastic wrap. Spoon in ice cream mixture; smooth surface. Cover with plastic wrap; freeze overnight. To serve unmold and cut into wedges. Serve with chocolate sauce.
4. To make Chocolate Sauce: Place water, Cocoa, butter and sugar in small pan. Stir over low heat 4 minutes or until mixture boils ans sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; add chocolate. Stir until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth; stir in brandy.

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