June 5, 2006

A pie that is worth it all

Are you ready for a cool and refreshing pie for the summer...then I have the pie for you. This pie will go perfect alongside a backyard bbq for the Fourth of July.

It calls for a few ingredients that you'll have to purchase special, but it's worth it.

Grasshopper Pie
(thanks for sharing Lynn)

20 oreo cookies (40 halves), fillings discarded, cookies crushed
5 Tbsp butter, melted
3/4 cup hot milk
24 large marshmallows
1/4 cup creme de menthe liqueur
2 tablespoons white creme de cacao
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
2 drops green food dye.

Preheat oven to 425°F.
Mix crushed oreo cookie halves and butter. Pat into bottom and sides of 9 inch pie dish. Bake in oven for 5 to 10 minutes; remove from oven and cool completely. Once cooled, place in freezer to chill.

In saucepan, melt marshmallows in milk over medium heat. Remove from heat and cool. Add creme de menthe and creme de cacao, and mix well. Add a drop or two of green food dye if desired. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into chilled pie shell. Freeze for 3 hours.

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