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Grasshopper Pie

Author: Amanda Formaro

Ingredients

Crust

  • 16 Mint ‘n Creme Oreo cookies broken into rough pieces (Double Stuff)
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter melted and cooled

Filling

  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup green creme de menthe
  • 1/4 cup white creme de cocao
  • shaved bittersweet or semisweet chocolate for garnish optional

Instructions

Crust

  • Adjust oven rack to the middle position and the the oven to 350 F.
  • Grind the cookies in a food processor to fine crumbs.
  • Transfer to a bowl, drizzle with the melted butter, and toss well.
  • Press the crumbs evenly into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate (I used a tart pan) and refrigerate until firm, about 20 minutes.
  • Bake until set, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Cool completely on wire rack.

Filling

  • Beat egg yolks in a medium bowl.
  • Combine the gelatin, sugar, 1/2 cup cream, and salt in a medium saucepan and let sit until the gelatin softens, about 5 minutes.
  • Cook over medium heat until gelatin dissolves and mixture is very hot, but not boiling, about 2 minutes. Whisking vigorously, slowly add the gelatin mixture to the egg yolks (see tempering note above), return the mixture to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add creme de menthe and creme de cocao.
  • Pour into a clean bowl and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until wobbly, but not set, about 20 minutes.
  • Beat the remaining 1 1/2 cups of cream with electric mixer (I used the KA) at medium high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Whisk one cup of the whipped cream into the gelatin mixture until completely incorporated.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold the gelatin mixture into the remaining whipped cream until no steaks of white remain.
  • Scrape the mixture into the cooled pie shell, smooth the top, and refrigerate until firm, at least 6 hours or preferably overnight (DO THIS!).
  • Serve topped with chocolate curls, if desired.