Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Grasshopper Pie

This Sunday is St Patrick's Day... time to pull your green out, people! If your family likes mint, they'll love this festive, green Grasshopper Pie...

The Ingredients:

  • 1 pre-made deep chocolate crumb pie crust
  • 24 large marshmallows or 1 container of Marshmallow Fluff
  • 2/3  cup half-and-half
  • 2 tbsps creme de menthe liqueur or 1 tbsp peppermint extract
  • 2 tbsps creme de cacao liqueur or 2 tsps of chocolate extract
  • green food coloring
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • a few Oreos, coarsely crushed
  • whipped cream (optional)

The Directions:

Put marshmallows (or marshmallow fluff) & half-and-half in a large saucepan. Heat on low, stirring constantly, until just melted. Put saucepan in refrigerator or freezer until mixture is chilled (it should hold its shape when dropped from a spoon).

Once mixture is chilled, add both liqueurs or extracts & stir until completely combined. Add a few drops of green food coloring. Stir until completely combined. Put back in fridge.

Pour heavy whipping cream into large bowl & beat on high with electric mixer until stiff. Make sure your green mixture is thoroughly chilled, then gently fold the whipped cream & marshmallow mixtures together.

Pour filling into pie crust. Sprinkle coarsely crushed Oreos on top. Put in freezer until top sets, then cover with plastic wrap & return to freezer until completely frozen.

Remove from freezer about 10 minutes before you're ready to serve. Top with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

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