Fudge ribbon pie with peppermint ice cream recipe from 1968

Vintage recipe for Fudge ribbon pie with peppermint ice cream (1968)

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Fudge ribbon pie: A retro recipe from the ’60s

Here’s a show-off dessert from the freezer. Fudge ribbon pie combines peppermint ice cream and a creamy fudge sauce, frozen and then topped with a peppermint meringue.

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Fudge ribbon pie (1968)

Fudge ribbon pie

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 7 hours


  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 pint softened pink peppermint ice cream
  • 9-inch pastry shell (baked and cooled)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint-stick candy


  1. Start by preparing fudge sauce: In a saucepan, mix 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, 2-ounces (squares) unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup sugar, and one 6-ounce can (2/3 cup) evaporated milk.
  2. Cook and stir till mixture is thick and bubbly.
  3. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  4. Cool.
  5. Spread 1 pint softened pink peppermint ice cream in baked and cooled 9-inch pastry shell.
  6. Cover with half the cooled fudge sauce; freeze till firm.
  7. Repeat layer of ice cream and fudge sauce.
  8. Freeze overnight or till firm.
  9. Just before serving, spread peppermint meringue over chocolate layer; seal to edge.
  10. To make the peppermint meringue: Beat 3 egg whites with 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar till soft peaks form.
  11. Gradually add 6 tablespoons sugar, beating till stiff peaks form and all sugar is dissolved.
  12. Fold in 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint-stick candy.
  13. Bake in 475 (F) oven 5 to 6 minutes, till meringue is golden.
  14. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon crushed peppermint stick candy.
  15. Place pie on wooden board.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 377Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 46gProtein: 7g

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Fudge ribbon pie (1968)

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