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Ingredients

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup green creme de menthe
1/4 cup white creme de cacao
Chocolate crumb crust
Whipped cream for garnish
Chopped pistachio nuts for garnish
Chopped cherries for garnish

Instructions

In medium sauce pan, combine gelatin, 1/4 cup sugar and salt. In small bowl, beat egg yolks and water. Together, stir into gelatin mixture. Place over low heat; stirring constantly until gelatin dissolves and mixture thickens slightly; about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in creme de menthe and creme de cacao. Chill, stirring occasionally until mixture is consistency of unbeaten egg white. Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar; beat until very stiff. Fold into gelatin mixture. Turn into chocolate crumb crust; chill until firm. Garnish with wreath of whipped cream. Sprinkle with pistachio nuts and cherries.

Annie Goellnitz
Davenport



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