Friday, November 22, 2013

Grasshopper Pie

20 oreo cookies (40 halves, filling discarded, cookie crushed
5 Tbsp butter, melted
3/4 cup hot milk
24 large marshmallows
1/4 cup creme de menthe liqueur
2 Tbsp white creme de cacao
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
optional:  A drop or two of green food dye.

Preheat oven to 425 F.  In a bowl, mix crushed orea cookies halves and butter.  Pat into bottom and sides of a 10 inch pie dish.  Bake in oven for 5 to 10 minutes; remove from oven and cool completely.  Once cooled, place in freezer to chill.

In a sauce pan, melt marshmallows in milk over medium heat.  Remove from heat and cool.  Add creme de menthe and creme de cacao, and mix well.  Add a drop or two of green food dye if desired.  Fold in whipped cream.  Pour into chilled pie shell.  Freeze for 3 or 4 hours.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.


We cheated and bought an oreo cookie crust that we just walked by in the grocery store and that was nice.

Kelly and I are teaching Olya to cook and she really enjoys being in the kitchen.  So this was a fun evening and our dessert for the meal.  I had never had a Grasshopper Pie, it was really good.  Kelly said he made one as a pot luck dish when he was in graduate school......hahaha  So it had been a few years since he had eaten a Grasshopper Pie.  It was enjoyed by all with that great mint flavor.  Easy and tasty!