The resulting Grasshopper Pie is not even remotely Irish, its actually American, probably from the South, but it is a pretty St Patty's Day green. Its also a boozy pie with chocolate so not for sharing with any pups, but appropriate for a drink loving Holiday and its super easy.
Grasshopper Pie from Nigella Lawson
28 oreo cookies
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 tbsp melted, unsalted butter
3 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup Creme De Menthe
1/4 cup Creme De Cacoa
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
green food coloring, a few drops
In the food processor grind 27 of the cookies and the chocolate chips to crumbs.
Add the melted butter and mix well. Press into a 9 inch glass pie pan
Place in the freezer while you make the filling. Put the marshmallows and milk in a sauce pan over low heat
and stir until the milk is foamy and the marshmallows have mostly melted, do not boil! Remove from the heat and transfer to a heat proof bowl. Whisk until the marshmallows are completely melted. Then whisk in the creme de menthe and the creme de cacoa.
Put the marshmallows in the refrigerator to cool while you beat the cream with an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Pour in the cooled marshmallow mix and beat in until it thickens, it will be pretty soft so don't worry if it doesn't get very thick. Lastly, beat in a few drops of green food coloring.
Pour the filling into the pie and top with a crumbled oreo.
Refrigerate, covered with foil, for four hours OR if you want to make it in advance freeze it uncovered for a few hours and then wrap it well in plastic wrap and tin foil and keep in the freezer for up to three months. When you want to serve it place it in the refrigerator over night to thaw.
If you are interested in some other Irish inspired deserts here is a link to some Chocolate Stout cupcakes we have made (with a bonus recipe for beef dog biscuits included).
Finally for Pie Day I have to post this video from one of my favorite shows, the pie celebrating Twin Peaks. Heres Agent Cooper enjoying some Cherry Pie. The perfect TV show to watch on Pie Day.