Saturday, October 20, 2007

Grasshopper or Creme de Menthe PIe

This is one of the kids favorite Christmas dinner desserts. We make one as Creme de Menthe and one with Peppermint, and if the liqueur is clear, use green food coloring and red food coloring to make one green pie and one red pie for Christmas.

9-inch chocolate cookie pie crust, baked and firm

3 cups miniature marshmallows (or 30 large marshmallows)
3/4 cup half & half
----Cook in double boiler over med heat. Stir constantly until completely melted.

2 Tbs. White Creme de cacao
2 Tbs. Green creme de menthe (if clear, add some green food coloring) (to make a "Pink Lady Pie, substitute 2 Tbs. Peppermint liqueur and add red food coloring)
---Stir into marshmallow mixture until well blended.
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
---Fold gently into marshmallow mixture.
Pour into prepared pie crust. Freeze at least 4 hours. Take out of freezer just before serving. Slice with sharp knife after running blade under hot water. Garnish with chocolate curls or chocolate cookie crumbs and whipped cream.

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