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Grasshopper pie

Dear SOS: I'm hoping you can help me dig up the recipe for grasshopper pie. My mother used to make it when we were younger, and now I would love to surprise my father with a pie on his birthday. ... Read more

Total time: 20 minutes plus 3 hours chilling | Serves 6 to 8

Pie shell

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed Oreo or other chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted

Step 1Combine cookie crumbs and butter in greased 9-inch pie plate. Press mixture firmly against bottom and sides of plate. Chill until firm, 1 hour.


  • 1 (1/4-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup creme de menthe
  • 1/4 cup light creme de cacao
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • Chocolate curls, optional

Step 1Place gelatin and water in small dish over simmering water and stir until dissolved, about 5 minutes. Add creme de menthe and creme de cacao. Cool.

Step 2Beat egg whites and salt until foamy. Beat in sugar gradually until meringue is stiff but not dry, 4 minutes. Lightly fold in dissolved gelatin mixture, then whipped cream.

Step 3Turn into chilled Pie Shell. (If shell will not hold all filling, chill pie 1/2 hour and add remaining filling.) Chill until firm, 2 hours. Decorate with chocolate curls, if desired.

Each of 8 servings:
350 calories; 275 mg sodium; 57 mg cholesterol; 20 grams fat; 33 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams protein; 0.50 gram fiber.
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