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Modern Grasshopper Pie

Discussion in 'Foods of the Civil War' started by donna, May 7, 2015.

  1. donna

    donna Brev. Brig. Gen'l Forum Host

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    Another delicious and favorite pie in my family is Grasshopper Pie. It was invented in 1950s, as that was time when chiffon pies became very popular. The name is borrowed from a popular green-colored cocktail also "invented" at the time.

    Grasshopper Pie

    2 dozen marshmallows
    2/3 cup milk
    1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate wafers
    6 tablespoons butter
    1/2 pint whipping crème
    1 1/2 ounces crème de cocoa
    1 1/2 ounces crème de menthe

    Mix melted butter with chocolate crumbs and line the pie plate. Melt marshmallows in top of double boiler, cool and add liqueurs. Whip cream, then fold into other mixture. Pour into pie shell and put in freezer until ready to serve.

    Recipe from: "Entertaining The Louisville Way", The Queens Daughters,1969.
     

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  3. donna

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    A treat for Crème De Menthe Day.
     
  4. Anna Elizabeth Henry

    Anna Elizabeth Henry 2nd Lieutenant Silver Patron

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    Sounds yummy! I used to like to eat the Keebler Grasshopper cookies as a kid, so I'm sure I'd enjoy this pie! :smile:
     
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    I haven't had one of these in a long time,have to really try and have a slice real soon.
     
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    Thought bump recipe for Grasshopper Pie since mentioned in Valentine Thread posted today.

    This is a delicious dessert. Make one for Valentine's Day or better to make today, Feb. 13 before Ash Wednesday.
     
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    That just sounds really good.
     
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    One of my all time favorite pies!
     
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    I have never heard of this one, but somehow disappointed that there are no real grasshoppers in this. I guess I am watching too much of the travel channel. Old AZ is rubbing off on me. I am sure the actual pie is very good though. Thanks for posting this one Donna.
     
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    I am glad there are no grasshoppers. They eat some of the strangest things on the Travel Channel. We enjoy the shows, but would never eat what they eat sometimes.
     
  11. Larryh86GT

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    If you do not have time to put the pie together I would think
    just blending the 1/2 pint whipping crème, 1 1/2 ounces crème de cocoa,
    and the 1 1/2 ounces crème de menthe with some crushed ice would
    work also. :wink:
     
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