Thursday, April 8, 2010

Grasshopper Pie

Many variations of this recipe exist, but of course I like my mom's the best.  And no, there aren't any grasshoppers in it.  However, once when my mom had prepared it for our dessert, my brother, and one of my cousins that happened to be visiting, decided that it would be a funny trick if they actually put a grasshopper in the pie.  So when no one was looking, they took the pie out of the refrigerator, put a grasshopper in it, and then smoothed over the top so it wouldn't be noticed (at least in their minds they had smoothed over the top well enough).  When my mom was ready to serve the pie, she noticed fingerprints in one section.  Being the intuitive mother that she was, she made certain that my brother and cousin were the recipients of that particular section of the pie.  It turned out to be a very funny trick on them, and funny memories for the rest of us.  To this day, I cannot even think of grasshopper pie without thinking of that partcular event.

Grasshopper Pie
22 Oreo cookies, crushed
3 Tablespooons of melted butter

Combine melted butter and crushed cookies.  Press into a 9 inch pie plate

24 large marshmallows
2/3 cups milk
2 cups of Cool Whip (or 1 cup of whipping cream, whipped)
3 tablespoons of creme de menthe.
Grasshoppers -- optional  ;o)

Melt the marshmallows and milk in a double boiler (watch closely).  Let cool slightly, and then fold in the cool whip or whipped cream, and the creme de menthe.  Pour into crust and top with additional cookie crumbs.  Refrigerate.  This recipe can be made the day before you wish to use it.


Kathy said...

That sounds scrumptious!
We don't have oreo biscuits here -
I'm guessing digestives would do instead. That's what we usually have as a base for cheesecakes.
Love the story about the grasshopper - we don't get those here either!!!! It's too cold!
Love Kathy xxx

Annie said...

Love the story :-) and the pie sounds really yummy! I think we will have to try it soon! XOXO

Woman of the House said...

Your mother sounds like a smart lady! lol Was it a REAL grasshopper??

Monica said...

Yes, it was a "real" grasshopper!