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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?

Thanks!

  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?

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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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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