Tested till perfect Grasshopper Pie
Grasshopper Pie
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Grasshopper Pie

Head down memory lane and enjoy this diner dessert from our new cookbook, Canadian Living Cooks 2003.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2003

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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  • Portion size 8


  • 30 30chocolate wafer cookiechocolate wafer cookies, (3/4 of 200 g pkg)
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupbutter, melted


  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupmilk
  • 1 pkg 1pkgunflavoured gelatin
  • 4 4egg yolkegg yolks
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupgranulated sugar
  • 1 Pinch 1Pinchsalt
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspcreme de menthe
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspcreme de cacao
  • 1 cup 1cupwhipping cream


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupwhipping cream
  • chocolate shavings
  • sugared mint leafmint leaves
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In food processor, whirl chocolate wafer cookies until in fine crumbs. With motor running, pour in butter; whirl until crumbs are moistened. Press evenly over bottom and up side of 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until firm, about 10 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Pour milk into large heatproof bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over milk; let soften for 5 minutes. Whisk in egg yolks, sugar and salt. Place over saucepan of simmering water and cook, stirring constantly, until gelatin and sugar are completely dissolved and mixture is smooth, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in mint and chocolate liqueurs.

In bowl or roasting pan large enough to hold bowl of gelatin mixture, combine enough water and ice cubes to come halfway up side. Nestle bowl of gelatin mixture into ice cube mixture. Stir gelatin mixture often until cold and consistency of raw egg whites, about 10 minutes.

Whip cream until stiff peaks form. Gently stir one-third into gelatin mixture; fold in remainder. Return to ice cube mixture and chill, without stirring, until filling mounds on spoon, about 10 minutes. Scrape over crust, smoothing top. Refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.)

Whip cream until stiff peaks form; pipe or dollop attractively over pie. Garnish with chocolate shavings and sugared mint leaves.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 474 pro 6g total fat 31g sat. fat 17g
carb 40g fibre 1g chol 185mg sodium 242mg

% RDI:

calcium 7 iron 10 vit A 30 folate 13
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