Sunday, April 24, 2011

Jelly Beans & Grasshopper Pie

Every Easter, my husband, Hank, makes his famous Grasshopper Pie. This year was no exception and, as usual, it was delicious...light and minty after a big meal.  The "secret recipe" will not be a secret anymore because, with Hank's permission, I'm sharing it with you.


For each pie:

1. Make crumb Pie Shell:
2 cups chocolate crumbs (or crushed chocolate refrigerator cookies)
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup sugar
Press into 9" pie pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.

2. Prepare Filling:
1 10oz. package marshmallows
1/2 cup milk
2 cups whipping (heavy) cream
1/4 cup green Creme de Menthe
2 Tablespoons white Creme de Menthe

Place marshmallows and 1/2 cup milk in a 3 quart casserole. Cover. Microwave on high for 2-4 minutes, checking every minute or so, until mixture can be stirred smooth. Chill in frige for 30-40 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally.
Whip 2 cups whipping cream. Add the green and white Creme de Menthe. Fold into marshmallow mixture and pour into crust. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

3. Prepare Topping:
1 pint whipping (heavy) cream
Baker's chocolate
Prepare whipped cream; sweeten to taste. Garnish pie with mounds of whipped cream and grated chocolate curls, as pictured.

4. Find a Grasshopper
Get him to stand still on the top of the pie!


This post is happily linked to:
The Best of Easter at Funky Junk Interiors
This Week's Cravings at Mom's Crazy Cooking
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
I hope you will take a few minutes to visit these blogs!


Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement said...

Hi Cheryl,

I love that you shared this recipe. I can't wait to try it.

Thanks so much for coming by my blog. It allowed me to find yours.

Take care,

Fairfield House said...


Chocolate Chip Mint is one of my favorite ice-cream flavors so I am excited to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.


MeMeSue said...

Yummo....looks so good...cept the grasshopper kinda freaks me out...but then again I'm just not a nature girl! Going to have to give this a try! Tell Hank Thanks for Sharing!

Joanne said...

The pie was absolutely fabulous! Definately worth breaking the diet for! Our compliments to the chef!