Grasshopper Pie











Grasshopper Pie

2 cups finely ground Oreo cookie crumbs
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 large eggs
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups heavy cream, divided use
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoons green peppermint extract
Green food coloring
24 Andes mints, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, stir together cookie crumbs and melted butter until well combined; press into 9-inch pie dish. Bake 6-8 minutes or until crisp. Cool completely. (I actually like to bake a sloppy-made crust for 2 minutes, then remove from oven and press the crumbs more evenly into the dish, and return to the oven for the remaining time. The warm crust is easier to press.)

Whisk eggs together in a large bowl until combined. In a medium saucepan, whisk together condensed milk, 1 cup heavy cream, and cornstarch until combined; bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking frequently. Gradually whisk half of the hot cream into eggs until combined; slowly whisk egg mixture into saucepan. Cook mixture for 4-5 minutes or until it thickens up and coats the back of a spoon. I let it almost come to a simmer. Remove custard from heat and strain into a large mixing bowl. Lightly cover and refrigerate until cold - about 1 hour.

Beat vanilla, peppermint extract, and a few drops of green food coloring into cooled custard, using a mixer on high speed. Beat mixture for 2 minutes or until creamy and fluffy. Gently stir half of the chopped mints into custard; evenly spread custard into pie crust.

To make the whipped cream, beat additional 1 cup heavy cream and sugar in a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on high speed, until stiff peaks form. Spread whipped cream over top of pie. Garnish with additional chopped mints. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 8 servings

34 comments:

  1. Emily, everything you post always looks sooo delicious. I've seen grasshopper pie but never tried it. I think I will try your recipe since I also love mint chocolate chip ice cream. I'm sure I would love this. Looking forward to all your NY pictures. I miss NY!

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  2. I've always wanted to make a grashopper pie, and now I have the recipe for one!
    Yum!

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  3. Welcome back! The tour sounds super fun and this looks awesome!

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  4. Glad to hear your having fun!! Grassphopper pie is definitely one of my favorites! :-)

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  5. I used to love those grasshopper cookies as a kid. Sounds like you likely had a fantastic trip!!

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  6. This pie looks so yum! Now I need to go find Levain!

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  7. mint + chocolate IS the best combination!! well, that and pb + chocolate! :)

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  8. You know I'm living vicariously thourhg you , right?! :)
    ~ingrid

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  9. Sooo yummy-looking!I hope you loved dinner at Daniel :)

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  10. YUM! Pie looks delicious!! You make me super jealous ... I LOVE Levain's cookies! I could so go for one right now!!! Have you tried the cookies (and the crack pie) at Momofuku??? If not, next time you MUST!

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  11. Oh no! Either the website is blocked at work or the voting already ended! I'll check again tonight, but if I missed it, I'm sorry and I hope you win!

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  12. Can't wait to hear all about your trip to NYC. In the mean time I will dream about your pie.

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  13. I am not a fan of mint at all but I am totally jealous you got to go to NYC...I need to go back!! Fun post and you made something I don't like look super yummy :)

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  14. You always have something fun going on. Good for you! The pie looks mighty tasty!

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  15. goopy and oh-so-refreshing--grasshopper pies are a favorite. also, andes mints rule.

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  16. That's it, I'm officially craving grasshopper pie ice cream on this 90 degree day!

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  17. Another great pie recipe, yum :) I'm behind you on the no gelatin route.

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  18. Can't wait to try this out and to hear about NYC!

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  19. lucky lucky lucky gir!!! still jealous of you!! daniel looks amazing...just the inside!! can only imagine the food!! haha...glad youre home safe&sound again. making this pie this wkend!!! cant wait...mouth watering!!
    hugs from numero uno tia
    carolina hobbs=laabs

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  20. So sorry I missed your time in NY. You had nice warm weather while I froze my butt off in Wyoming.

    I have my own attachment to Andes too. When I was in college I would stay at this wonderful B&B while transitioning back and forth between semesters. They always had Andes candies in the room. I miss that place!

    Pie really looks delicious and creamy.

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  21. Can't wait to see your next posts on NYC cookies :)

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  22. yeah, the chocolate-mint combo in the summer is phenomenal. i could go for some right now as it's 90 outside! glad you're having fun in nyc :)

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  23. Yummm this looks so good!! Chocolate and mint is pretty much the best combination that has ever been invented.

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  24. You know, I keep thinking that I used to eat Grasshopper Pie as a kid but I can't remember who used to make it (Mom? Gram? Neighbor?). I'm gonna have to try this to see if it stirs up any memories.

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  25. The pie looks cool and refreshing, especially for the upcoming summer months.

    Your hair looks straight in the picture! Cute. My hair won't go completely straight. It gets major frizzy when I try. So I don't.

    Can't wait to hear about your trip to NY!

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  26. Mmm, the pie looks great. But I'll take what you have in your hand in that white paper bag instead! ;)
    Can't wait to see/hear about your cookie trials. Let me know if you have any questions (she says blowing hot air on her fist in total haughtiness and sarcasm.) (But I really think I've come to near perfection with the Levain using Lisa's recipe that I linked you to. (I almost never use half dark brown sugar and half light brown, depends on if I have any dark at the time). I think it's more about the forming of the dough and the baking. And I'll shut up now. Get to work, Girl! :)
    Katrina
    www.bakingandboys.com (I've noticed another Katrina commenting and don't want you to be confused. ;)

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  27. Looks delish and I can't wait to see NY pictures!

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  28. I'm so glad that you had fun in NY!! I cant wait to hear/see more about it!!

    Oh wow! I have never had grasshopper pie but I think I've found a new love. The chocolate-mint flavor combo is tops for me :)

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  29. There are people who don't love pie?!

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  30. this is absolutely delicious looking. and the name! how adorable. see, i've never heard it before.
    anyway, im sorry im a bit late. otherwise, i'd have voted for u!

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  31. That minty green colour looks sooooo refreshing! Thanks for a great recipe.

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  32. I love mint + chocolate too!! This looks delicious, I think I'm going to try this!

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  33. I shared your recipe on my blog today -- my family enjoyed the pie last night!

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