Mango Bombe
Contributed by Diane S.

* Exported from MasterCook *

                               Mango Bombe

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Serving Size  : 8     Preparation Time :6:00
Categories    : Dessert                         International

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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     1/2           cup  granulated white sugar
  1 1/2           cups  water
  3             medium  mangoes -- peeled, chopped fine
  2        tablespoons  fresh lime juice
     1/4        gallon  French vanilla ice cream -- softened
  1             medium  mango -- peeled, sliced lengt
  1                     lime -- thinly sliced
  8              whole  maraschino cherries -- with stems
  1                cup  heavy cream -- whipped, lightly swe

Combine sugar and water in a medium size saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring
constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Allow the syrup to boil for 2 full
minutes. Remove from heat.

Immediately add mangos to hot syrup and purée with a food processor or a
blender. Strain through a fine sieve, pressing the pulp with a rubber spatula
to get all the liquid. Discard pulp and add lime juice to the liquid.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or set the pan in a bowl of
ice water, stirring until chilled.

Freeze in an ice cream machine as the manufacturer's instructions recommend.

Brush the insides of 8 custard cups with a light coating of vegetable oil,
then line them with plastic wrap. Press the plastic up against the oil to
hold it in place. Allow the plastic to hang over the edges at least 2 inches
all around. Chill in the freezer.

Fill the sides of the chilled molds with about 1/2 inch of the softened ice
cream, leaving a cavity in the centers.

Fill the cavities with the mango sorbet. Fold the plastic over and freeze for
at least 4 hours.

To serve: Slice the mango and the lime into very thin wedges. Flatten each
cherry on one side by slicing off a small piece (this is the side it will lay
on). Unmold the bombes by holding the outside of each custard cup under hot
running water for 2 seconds (be sure not to let any water get inside). Give
the plastic a little tug and let the bombe fall out into your hand. Pull the
plastic the rest of the way off and lay the bombe on the serving plate.
Arrange 2 slices of mango and one slice of lime, slightly overlapping, on top
of the bombe. Lay them so they radiate out from the center and down the right
side. (If the ice cream is too soft the slices will not stick but will slip
down onto the plate.) Place the cherry (flat side down) in the center on top
of the three slices.

Garnish the bottom edge against the plate by piping flurries of whipped cream
with a pastry bag.

  "A French classic of sorbet in an ice cream cloak, turned tropical
  with fresh mango sorbet."

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Per serving: 364 Calories (kcal); 19g Total Fat; (43% calories from fat); 4g
Protein; 50g Carbohydrate; 70mg Cholesterol; 72mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fruit; 3 1/2 Fat;
2 Other Carbohydrates

NOTES : This dessert can be prepared through step 7 and frozen for up to 1
month before finishing. Bombes are usually prepared in one large mold and
then sliced; but individual portions are always more appealing in a
restaurant. This way each person who eats one will get the pleasure of
"discovering" the bright orange sorbet inside the vanilla ice cream.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 652 0 4088 0 5407 0 4088 0 26575 0

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