Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Grasshopper Willie Pie

Okay, so the name of this pie comes from my late grandma, who always made this pie, and made it better than anyone will ever make it again. And this is her recipe.

1 Oreo pie crust (use the store bought one) (or if you're ambitious, make your own, using oreo crumbs and melted butter)
1 7-oz. jar marshmallow fluff
1/4 cup creme de menthe
2 Tablespoons creme de cacao
2 cups heavy whipping cream
Shaved Chocolate for decoration, if desired, or some mint sprigs Grandma used to crush up Girl Scout Thin Mints for the top or cut them in half and stick them in.

Combine marshmallow fluff, creme de menthe, and creme de cacao. I love the way this smells... YUM. Keep combining until smooth. and keep sniffing while you're combining.
Then, somewhere else, in a different bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form, which usually takes like 10 minutes. This is where a KitchenAid or any other stand mixer is lovely, because you don't have to hold the thing, bored as the devil. Instead, you can walk over and sniff the other stuff. Once you've got the soft peaks, fold whipped cream into marshmallow mixture.
Now, spoon all of that deliciousness into your pie crust.
Freeze your delicious grasshopper pie for at LEAST 5 hours.
Garnish as you please, and maybe even through a bit of whipped cream on it.

My review: I grew up with this, knowing my Grandma Willie made the best grasshopper pies. Enjoy!