Monday, December 6, 2010

Grasshopper Pie Recipe

Grandma Morgan's Grasshopper Pie

  • 16 finely Crushed Oreo Cookies
  • 1/2 stick Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Corn Starch
  • 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. I love anything mint - especially at Christmas! This looks yummy!

  2. I love anything that involves Oreo cookies! The green mint makes it perfect for Christmas.

  3. I love grasshopper drinks - so I think I will love this pie! Thanks for sharing.

    I would love you to share it on my blog party This Week's Cravings too!


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