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St. Patrick's Day Peppermint Pie

St. Patrick's Day Peppermint Pie

Just in case you didn't get enough dessert ideas for tomorrow's St. Patrick's Day celebration, I thought I would give you one more. I've already given you two recipes that feature Bailey's Irish cream (a cheesecake and a chocolate cake) and one that is flavored with Irish whiskey (a creamy dream) and now I am going to tempt and tease you with a St. Patrick's Day peppermint pie that obtains its minty flavor from crème de menthe. I know some of you aren't throwing a party or going all out this year, so I suggest that you enjoy the holiday in the comfort of your own kitchen. Pop a bottle of bubbly, tie on your apron and make yourself a special dessert. While you wait for it to chill, you can sip your champagne and congratulate yourself for opting to stay in instead of going out with the masses of drunk people. For the recipe,

St. Patrick's Day Peppermint Pie
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1 1/2 cups chocolate wafer crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 cups miniature marshmallows (or 32 large ones)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup creme de menthe
3 tablespoons white creme de cacao
1 1.2 cups whipping cream, whipped
few drops of green food coloring, if desired
semi-sweet chocolate bars, for garnish

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix wafer crumbs and butter, press evenly into a 9 inch pie pan pushing down firmly abd up side.
  3. Bake 10 minutes. Take out of the oven and set aside to let cool.
  4. Combine marshmallows and milk in a saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until marshmallows melt.
  5. Cool thoroughly and add liqueurs.
  6. Fold marshmallow mixture into whipped cream. Fold in food coloring, if desired.
  7. Pour into crumb lined pan. Shave chocolate over the top.
  8. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
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Food Food 10 years
Congrats on the pregnancy mme hart!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
I favourited it, too!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
OH MY GOD! I want this! My poor pregnant cravings are dying over here in YumSugar today LMAO!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I'm so drooling! I love Peppermint!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
wow at first when i read the title i was kinda grossed out, dont ask me why! when is aw the image everything changed! im craving one now :D
stickyheels stickyheels 10 years
So I finished the pie and there's all but a teensy slice left b/c everyone keeps going back for more!! I ended up using the Cool Whip because I was too lazy to run out and get whipping cream and it was still delish!! Also, I skipped the first few steps by buying an Oreo crust (right along side with the graham cracker crusts in the baking isle) and pouring the filling into that! Thanks for the fun and SUPER easy desert! I'll be making this again soon (because I now own WAY too many only need ONE bag of small ones...and when again will I use those weird liquors???)!!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Stickyheels, I would use fresh whipped cream rather than cool whip. Usually when you are making whipped cream to serve alone you add sugar to it, however when you use it as an ingredient in a batter, as in this pie, sweetened whipped cream is not necessary.
michou michou 10 years
Mmmmm...peppermint is my fave... I might give this a shot tomorrow. ;)
stickyheels stickyheels 10 years
ok i'm it "whipping cream" or "whipped cream" i.e. cool whip? I know it wouldn't make that much of a difference but usually when you're just whipping cream you add some sugars etc... just got all the ingredients home and I bought cool whip so I guess we'll see...
joyofadventure joyofadventure 10 years
i want this!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
oh wow. this looks absolutely gorgeous party! plus there's only minimal baking! if i can find all the ingredients i'd soooo try this out
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