Baking Tuesday – Grasshopper Pie
I am not going to take credit for this pie…because I didn’t make it 🙂 However, I made a HUGE dinner for St. Patty’s Day (the yummiest roast beef EVER! Which I stupidly did not take a photo of but will probably still post the recipe, it was so good!) and asked my pal to bring dessert. She brought this really yummy, really very simple Grasshopper Pie. See, it’s green! How fitting is that?!?!
We decided it would be equally delicious with the crust made from Girl Scout “mint thins” as her 4-year-old calls them. Or crumble them to add to the filling. Or, cut up some small cubes of brownie and add to the filling and/or on top. Really, there are any number of ways to “spice it up” with this delicious dessert.
Chocolate Cookie Crust
- 2 cups crushed chocolate cookies. You can use Oreos, but remove cream centers
- 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) melted butter
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Combine the crumbs and butter in a medium bowl and mix well. Firmly press the crumb mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool before filling.
- 1/4 cup Creme de Menthe
- 1 pint marshmallow fluff
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- green food coloring
Mix Creme de Menthe and marshmallow fluff together.
In seperate bowl whip heavy cream to stiff peaks. Fold into marshmallow mixture.
Add green food coloring to desited hue.
Pour into chocolate pie crust and freeze until firm (several hours)