A light, refreshing mint flavor. Use green creme de menthe.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together the chocolate wafer crumbs, and 6 tablespoons butter, melted. Press in to the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 minutes. Let cool.

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  • Melt marshmallows with milk over low heat. Chill, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to set. Blend in creme de cacao and creme de menthe. Fold in whipped cream and tint with green food coloring. Pour into pie crust and sprinkle with grated semisweet chocolate. Chill 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

377 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 39.5g 13% DV; fat 20.3g 31% DV; cholesterol 55.2mg 18% DV; sodium 213.9mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2003
Last week I was out to dinner with my father in law who saw grasshopper pie on the menu and fell in love!! Apparently he used to eat in when he was younger and hadn't seen it in years! Once he tasted it he said it wasn't quite like he remembered so that put me on the search for a pie he'd like. This one fit the bill--he took the whole pie home with him after having a piece for dessert! For people worried about the alcohol content you can buy alcohol free green creme de menthe at the grocery store which is what I did. I used the same amount called for in the recipe and added a splash of vodka since we wanted the alcohol but it is easily made alcohol free for those who prefer it that way. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
I found the alcohol to be too strong in this recipe. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
Last week I was out to dinner with my father in law who saw grasshopper pie on the menu and fell in love!! Apparently he used to eat in when he was younger and hadn't seen it in years! Once he tasted it he said it wasn't quite like he remembered so that put me on the search for a pie he'd like. This one fit the bill--he took the whole pie home with him after having a piece for dessert! For people worried about the alcohol content you can buy alcohol free green creme de menthe at the grocery store which is what I did. I used the same amount called for in the recipe and added a splash of vodka since we wanted the alcohol but it is easily made alcohol free for those who prefer it that way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2003
Wowie! This is a dandy. I took so many liberties with the recipe that it should have flopped. It turned out fantastic. Make this one. You won't be sorry. You could cut down on the hooch if you wanted but why would you? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2008
Our guests loved this. Slightly boozy which my kids pointed out right away. I'm knocking one point off however as the filling has a "whipped" trait which is not really to my liking. That said will make again. PS I bought the Oreo pie crust and its dark chocolate-ness was a winner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2009
I made this pie for Easter and it was great. I love grasshopper pie but never made it before. Very happy with the way it turned out. Two tips for success making it - 1) You must FREEZE the pie before serving it. The recipe states to "chill" it but it needs to be in the freezer to set. I froze mine overnight. 2) The food coloring is not necessary. The green from the creme de menth gives the pie the perfect "mint" green color. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2007
Did the filling currdle for anyone else when you added the whipped cream to the creme de menthe/cocao and marshmallow mixture? i think it may have had to do with the fact that after i made the filling i realized the crust was still really hot from the oven and so i waited until it cooled to fill it leaving the bowl of filling sitting out in the warm kitchen for about ten minutes while I waited. Does anyone know how to prevent the currdeling from happening again? because the filling tasted amazing before the textural change and I think it would have made a really good pie. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2009
I don't understand why people rate recipes and sy they are wonderful but...........and then change everything. It is then not the same recipe. This recipe is perfect just as it is! I made it for company without trying it out first and everyone wanted the recipe even my boss who says he does not usually like Grasshopper Pie. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
I found the alcohol to be too strong in this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2010
This is my husband's favorite birthday dessert. I wanted to find a different recipe that used less processed ingredients. The only thing I changed was to use green Creme de Menthe and omit the food coloring. Very enjoyable pie light and not as super sweet as other recipes I've tried. My husband now has a new favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2002
This pie tastes excellent! Just like you would find in a top-noche gourmet restaurant! Read More
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