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Anyone ever made grasshopper pie?

john333 Jul 16, 2010 11:44 PM

There seems to be two ways of making the filling: the "fussy Gourmet magazine" way where you cook egg yolks in a double boiler etc. and the "quick easy way" where you make the filling with marshmellow creme.

I'm wondering which way produces the more satisfying pie?


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  1. bushwickgirl Jul 17, 2010 03:55 AM

    The marshmallow version is intolerably sweet, imo. I would use the Gourmet version. Are you looking at this recipe?


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    1. re: bushwickgirl
      coll Jul 17, 2010 11:21 AM

      There was definitely no marshmallow in the one I used to make, I think heavy cream, no gelatin, and then you froze it? I remember the crust the best, crushed chocolate wafer cookies and butter. Wish I could still eat stuff like that and not think about the calories!

    2. alkapal Jul 17, 2010 04:25 AM

      i recall making it with sweetened condensed milk, like this recipe does: http://davesgarden.com/cookbook/viewe...

      grasshoppers *are* sweet, but not cloyingly so.

      1. Chemicalkinetics Jul 17, 2010 03:26 PM

        For a moment, I thought... grasshopper.

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