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Plum Praline Semifreddo

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Plum Praline Semifreddo

Plum Praline Semifreddo

California Tree Fruit Assembly
Semifreddo is Italian for "half cold" and refers to a variety of cold or frozen desserts. This recipe is very similar to ice cream and combines fresh plums and pecans for a delicious frozen treat.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup chopped glazed pecans
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 very soft plums, peeled, pitted, mashed, drained and coarsely chopped (1 -2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar


Line the bottom and sides of a 9 X 5-inch loaf pan with 2 layers of plastic wrap, extending the wrap over the edge of the pan. Stir together graham cracker crumbs and butter in a medium bowl; press firmly into lined pan and sprinkle with glazed pecans. Place in freezer until ready to fill.

Beat 1/2 cup sugar and eggs together in a medium bowl for 5 minutes or until doubled in volume. Place bowl over a pan of simmering water so that it fits tightly. Continue beating for 5 minutes more or until mixture has reached 140 degrees F. Place in refrigerator for 20 minutes.

In a separate bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form, then fold into egg mixture. Stir together plums and 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar and lightly fold into cream mixture. Pour into prepared pan and freeze overnight.

To serve, pull up sides of plastic to remove from pan. Cut into slices with a sharp knife.

Recipe courtesy of the California Tree Fruit Assembly.

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 4 out of 5
1st attempt, Member senseieng

It was easy to make, a blender would have made it much, much easier. The dessert was very tasty however I had to make some alterations based on lack of ingredients. I used crushed shortbread instead of graham cracker crust and raspberries instead of plums. The Semifreddo was really popular with my wife. Next time I'll try it with chocolate and oranges

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