Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Grasshopper Pie Recipe

This is my absolute favorite dessert! The recipe is from my Grandma Morgan, she would make this pie for me almost every time we came to visit. This is a custard pie, so if you have never made custard it does take a little practice. The key to making custard is to stir it constantly. If you stop stirring it will scorch or become lumpy. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Grasshopper Pie

  • 16 finely crushed Oreo Cookies
  • 1/2 stick of Butter

  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mint Extract
  • Green Food Coloring
  • 1 cup Whipping Cream
To make the crust: Melt the butter and combine with the finely crushed oreos. Gently pat into a pie dish. Bake for 8 minutes at 375 degrees.

To make the filling: In a heavy sauce pan, combine the sugar cornstarch and salt. Stir in 1 1/4 cups milk and cook over medium heat stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute and then remove from heat. In a small bowl, beat together egg yolks and 1/2 cup milk. Slowly stir this into the hot custard. Return to heat and cook 2 minutes stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and add 1/2 teaspoon of mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring. Cover the custard with a lid or plastic wrap. Add cold water to a large bowl or sink and place the pan with the custard in the cold water to cool (do not let it cool too long or it will be lumpy).

In a bowl beat the whipping cream until fluffy.
Fold the whipped cream into the cooled custard mixture.

Pour the custard into the pie crust and chill for 2-4 hours. Top the pie with whip cream and decorate with sprinkles or add crumbled cookies to the top.

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  1. Oh yum! I just love grasshopper cookies, but I've never had the pie...although I've seen a couple of different versions of it. I'm definitely putting this on my list of things to try!

    Hope you'll stop by and link up today at my Christmas Recipe Party!

  2. I love oreos! Even if I didn't, I would have to try it because of the name :)

  3. How fun! I might have to try this. I'm thinking the little people would like it for Christmas dessert!


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