Homemade Strawberry Pie | An Amazingly Simple Recipe!

Homemade Strawberry Pie | An Amazingly Simple Recipe!

Strawberry Pie, Maple Syrup and Joie de Vivre!

Strawberry Pie is the perfect pie for Spring! An easy recipe, and look at those beautiful pie crust techniques. We add a special ingredient to our homemade strawberry pie. Delicious anytime at all.I just won’t eat fresh strawberries any more without maple syrup.  The sweet tang of freshly sliced berries dripping with the rich golden silky flavour of real maple syrup, well just try it.  I guarantee you will give it a second glance.

My sweetie and I are RV travellers, and two summer ago, after a lovely long trek through the US south and out to the Maritimes, we stopped just outside of Quebec City to stay for what was supposed to be one night.  

We’d had some mechanical difficulties with the RV – (that’s a whole other blog post) and I just wasn’t ready to head for home.  So we decided to stop, following a random campground sign about 30 miles west of Quebec City.

 

Strawberry Pie is the perfect pie for Spring! An easy recipe, and look at those beautiful pie crust techniques. We add a special ingredient to our homemade strawberry pie. Delicious anytime at all.

What we found was a little slice of heaven, wonderful campers who were so helpful and welcoming.  

 

Once we were settled and had shared some wine with our new neighbours who had helped us back in, we received a bowl of fresh strawberries and Quebec Maple Syrup, with instructions.

 

I was a bit overcome, I must say, probably because we were just so darn tired, but that was it for me.  Strawberries must now have maple syrup.  But what would it taste like in a strawberry pie?  

 

Well, remember that slice of heaven?  I found it once again.

Strawberry Pie. Joie de Vivre.  Joy of Living.

Ingredients:

1 –  9″ pie crust shell and enough pastry dough to trim the top

(You can make your own easily from my recipe here)

1 cup of mashed strawberries

3/4 cup of water

3/4 cup of sugar

3 tbsp. cornstarch

4 cups of sliced strawberries

1/4 cup of maple syrup

Egg wash

Strawberry Pie is the perfect pie for Spring! An easy recipe, and look at those beautiful pie crust techniques. We add a special ingredient to our homemade strawberry pie. Delicious anytime at all.

 

Directions:

Cook the mashed strawberries in the water, bring to a boil then strain into a measuring cup.  Add enough water to make one cup.

Combine the sugar, cornstarch, and juice and stir quickly, bring to a boil and then cook for about 2 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in the strawberries.

Put the strawberry mixture into the pie crust shell.  Roll out the scraps of pastry dough you have to decorate the top of the pie, as shown.

Before you decorate the pie however, pour 1/4 cup of maple syrup over the entire pie.

Decorate with pastry strips

Brush with egg wash

Bake in the bottom third of a 400F oven for 45 minutes.

Voila!  The best pie you will ever eat.

Strawberry Pie is the perfect pie for Spring! An easy recipe, and look at those beautiful pie crust techniques. We add a special ingredient to our homemade strawberry pie. Delicious anytime at all.

 

 

 

Strawberry Pie Recipe
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 50 mins
 
Strawberry Pie is the perfect pie for Spring! An easy recipe, and look at those beautiful pie crust techniques. We add a special ingredient to our homemade strawberry pie. Delicious anytime at all.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 6
Calories: 393 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pie crust 9" and enough pastry dough to trim the top
  • 1 cup strawberries mashed
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 4 cups strawberries sliced
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • Egg wash
Instructions
Cook the mashed strawberries in the water, bring to a boil then strain into a measuring cup. Add enough water to make one cup.
  1. Combine the sugar, cornstarch, and juice and stir quickly, bring to a boil and then cook for about 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in the strawberries.
  3. Put the strawberry mixture into the pie crust shell. Roll out the scraps of pastry dough you have to decorate the top of the pie, as shown.
  4. Before you decorate the pie however, pour 1/4 cup of maple syrup over the entire pie.
  5. Decorate with pastry strips
  6. Brush with egg wash
  7. Bake in the bottom third of a 400F oven for 45 minutes.
Recipe Notes

I serve the pie with warm maple syrup and freshly whipped cream. Might as well go all the way!

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 178mg 7%
Potassium 255mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 70g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 38g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 85.5%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Strawberry Pie is the perfect pie for Spring! An easy recipe, and look at those beautiful pie crust techniques. We add a special ingredient to our homemade strawberry pie. Delicious anytime at all.

 

Awesome Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

Awesome Chocolate Pecan Pie Recipe

Easy Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is a great recipe for beginner pie bakers.  I was once a beginner pastry chef too!  But as I have gained more experience, my creativity has resulted in many different recipes – straying from the traditional tried and true – to venturing out on my own.  As any good pie baker will tell you, we all love to take a basic recipe and add our own awesomeness to it!

pecan pie

 

Pecan pie has been around forever and is often on the dessert menu in restaurants and available at the supermarket.  It has always, to me, left a little bit to be desired.  What I mean by that is that some recipes are very bland.  You would think that it would turn out to be just one big butter tart with nuts in it wouldn’t you? Or as delicious as a handful of pralines?   I just haven’t found that to be the case.  I like to use all sugar or honey in my pecan pie – not the over-processed corn syrup that is often recommended.

So over the years, I’ve been experimenting with different ingredients, trying to create a pie that could truly be called awesome.  I think you’ll agree that this recipe is exactly that.  And the awesomeness?  Real semi-sweet chocolate chips.    Served warm – this pie is like one big chocolate pecan cookie!

This recipe uses my Insanely Easy Piecrust Recipe. 

Enjoy this pecan pie post?

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Awesome Pecan Pie
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 baked shortcrust pastry deep dish pie shell
  • 1 cup of packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup of liquid honey
  • 1 tbsp.  Molasses
  • 5 tbsps. unsalted butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs beaten
Instructions
  1. Mix the sugar, honey, molasses, butter and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil on medium to low heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat, and then add the nuts and the chocolate chips.
  3. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl with a whisk and then add them to the filling.
  4. Let the filling cool slightly, before putting it into the warm pie shell.
  5. You might need to put the pie shell back into the oven to warm it up before adding the pecan filling.
  6. Bake in the lower third of an oven at 350F for 35 to 45 minutes.
Recipe Notes

This pie is amazing served warm with a scoop of French Vanilla Ice Cream.

Pecan pie is a great recipe for beginner pie bakers. The awesomeness is real chocolate chips stirred in with the pecan filling just at the end!

Peach & Blueberry Slab Pie

Peach & Blueberry Slab Pie

Peach Blueberry Slab Pie.

Have you made a slab pie yet?  The juicy goodness of peaches and golden buttery pastry just make your mouth water!  Am I right?

Blueberry Peach Slab Pie

I just picked up a 3 liter basket at the local market here in Downtown Toronto – those little peaches have traveled from Niagara and as we near the end of July they are at their juiciest and perfect for pies, especially a slab pie that is so easy to make, and great for serving a crowd!

peaches

Slab pies are really popular now and why wouldn’t they be?  So easy to put together – you can make a fresh fruit filling – or in a pinch use canned.  They freeze beautifully and travel well – a great dessert for the cottage or for us – the trailer!!  So a peach blueberry slab pie it is!

Just roll out that pastry and fit it to your deep cookie sheet or jelly roll pan, roll up the edges to keep your filling in.  You can top off a fruit pie with a cut out or lattice effect.    For this recipe I made a streusel topping with butter and brown sugar.  So yummy!

Peel the peaches and slice them thinly.  A trick to getting the skin to peel easily is to place them in very hot water.  It does work!  Now in this recipe I didn’t have quite enough peaches – because I ate so many!

But I did have a half a cup of fresh blueberries, so added them as well.

peach slab pie ig

Add a cup of sugar to the peaches and blueberries, a tsp of lemon juice and a half cup of cornstarch.  Mix carefully trying not to bruise the blueberries – let it sit for a few minutes to let the fruit release some juice.  Now you can cook up the filling now or just put it on the pastry uncooked. That’s what I did.

A perfect Peach Blueberry Slab Pie.

To start out roll out your pastry to a rectangular shape of about 17 X 12”.

You can use my pastry recipe  –  Insanely Easy Pie Crust

Place the pastry on a 15 X 10 X 1 cookie sheet or jelly roll pan, and crimp the edges – you want to make sure there is enough pastry to hold in your filling.

Spread the filling evenly across the top of the pastry.

Mix the butter and brown sugar together and sprinkle evenly over the fruit.

Bake at 375F/190C for 40 minutes until bubbly and golden.

Serve with ice cream!

 

Peach & Blueberry Slab Pie
A sweet and juicy combination of summer ripe peaches and blueberries layered across buttery flaky pastry and topped with a brown sugar streusel
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of fresh peaches peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1 double crust piecrust
Instructions
  1. Roll the piecrust into a rectangle that will fit your cookie sheet with enough pastry to crimp at the edges.
  2. Line the cookie sheet with aluminum foil
  3. Place the piecrust on the cookie sheet and crimp the edges to keep the fruit in
  4. Mix peaches, blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch together
  5. Spread the filling evenly over the piecrust, and be sure to fill the corners
  6. Mix the softened butter with the brown sugar
  7. Spread the brown sugar/butter topping evenly over the fruit filling
  8. Bake at 375F/190C for 40 minutes until bubbling and golden.
  9. Yum!! Yum!!
Recipe Notes

Serve warm with a generous scoop of ice cream, or when cooled, cut into squares and pop it into the freezer for next weekend!

Have you made a slab pie yet? The juicy goodness of peaches and golden buttery pastry just make your mouth water! Am I right?

 

This Is The Best Peach Mango Pie And So Easy To Make

This Is The Best Peach Mango Pie And So Easy To Make

Oh yeah.

Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie.

Peaches, mangoes, strawberries, and pineapple all lovingly surrounded by the flakiest piecrust ever.

You will love this Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie, full of everything you put in Sangria, it's a burst of summertime right in your mouth. Skillet pies are so much fun to bake, and this easy peach mango pie recipe is no exception!

I thought I would share it with you! Just taking it out of the oven. 🙂

Pull up a chair and I’ll cut you a slice! A little-whipped cream with that?

So you’ve probably heard about peach mango pie, right? Peaches and mangoes are a great combination. The sweetness of the peaches combines delightfully with the tartness of the mangoes.

So originally that was my plan. A peach and mango pie recipe.
But when I started looking for a how to make either a skillet peach pie or a simple mango pie recipe and began looking up the ingredients, I was pretty sure that frozen fruit would be the way to go.

You will love this Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie, full of everything you put in Sangria, it's a burst of summertime right in your mouth. Skillet pies are so much fun to bake, and this easy peach mango pie recipe is no exception!

I love using my cast iron skillets for baking. The heat distribution is very even and it’s perfect for flaky pie crust. You can check out some of my other recipes using a CI Skillet. Did you know that there’s a Facebook group called Cast Iron Crazy? Seriously they do, and I’m a member. You should check it out, they are awesome folks. But I digress. 🙂

You will love this Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie, full of everything you put in Sangria, it's a burst of summertime right in your mouth. Skillet pies are so much fun to bake, and this easy peach mango pie recipe is no exception!

All those yummy peaches, mangoes, strawberries, and pineapple are so colorful and sweet, they reminded me of summertime sangria. Sangria is very popular these days and I know it’s a great summertime drink.
Fruits like strawberries and peaches add a juicy sweetness to mangoes. Have you experienced a strawberry mango sangria recipe? So that’s how I came up with this recipe! Homemade peach mango sangria skillet pie.

I’ve been doing lots of baking recently, but mostly chocolate recipes, like my amazing Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake, or the Chocolate Mayan Bundt Cake.

This delicious Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie was just the ticket to bring some juicy fruit goodness into our lives!

For this recipe, I used my easy flaky pie crust recipe and you can see it here. Homemade pie crust is the very best, and this recipe makes enough for 4 deep dish pies – so there are lots to freeze for the next time you want to bake a pie!

You will love this Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie, full of everything you put in Sangria, it's a burst of summertime right in your mouth.

 

So because I live in Canada, fresh frozen fruits are what we often use when baking fruit pies due to our limited growing season. I must admit this was the first time using fresh frozen and it’s so easy and saves a lot of time because there is no need to peel and prepare the fruit. Just thaw it out at room temperature and make sure you let the excess moisture drain away.

TIP: I lay out the frozen fruit on a cookie sheet and it seems to thaw pretty evenly.

Now, these delicious sangria fruits are sweet enough on their own, so I really reduced the amount of sugar and only used a 1/2 cup. You can adjust this for your own taste of course, but I found this measure to be just right.

You will love this Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie, full of everything you put in Sangria, it's a burst of summertime right in your mouth.

Place the pastry in your skillet – or pie plate if you prefer and if you wish to decorate with lattice and leaves like I did, leave the pie filling in the bowl until the last minute. Cutting lattice and leaf cutouts take a little time, and it’s best not to put the liquid in too soon – otherwise, the pie will get very soggy, and you will have a mess.

So enjoy the recipe, please be sure to give me your comments and especially if you make this deliciously sunny Homemade Peach Mango Pie.

You will love this Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie, full of everything you put in Sangria, it's a burst of summertime right in your mouth.

Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
chilling pie crust
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 8
Calories: 168 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 Piecrust for one deep dish pie dish or 9" cast iron skillet
  • 2 pkgs mixed fruit pkgs fresh frozen ,600g or 14 oz each thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 egg white for brushing the crust before it bakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F
  2. Prepare your pie crust and place it in the cast iron pan, crimp the edges.
  3. Keep enough dough aside to make the lattice and leaf cutouts
  4. In a large bowl mix the fruit, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and lemon zest and set aside.
  5. Roll out the pastry dough and cut your lattice strips with a pastry cutter, and make as many leaf cutouts as you think you will need.
  6. Put the fruit mixture in the skillet once you have all the lattice ready.
  7. Weave the lattice over the top and have fun placing the different leaf cutouts.
  8. Brush the top of the pie with egg white
  9. Place the pie in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Reduce the heat to 375 and bake for another 35 - 45 minutes depending on your oven.
  11. Remove and let cool before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Potassium 26mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 1.8%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy this delicious and easy to make peach mango pie.  Your friends and family will love it!

You will love this Homemade Peach Mango Sangria Skillet Pie, full of everything you put in Sangria, it's a burst of summertime right in your mouth.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy This Simple And Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe!

Enjoy This Simple And Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe!

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is the first sign of Spring!

easy strawberry rhubarb pie side view

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie means Spring is coming!  The opportunities are endless when it comes to fruit pies and tarts.  They are perfect choices for beginner pastry chefs and pie bakers.  And with Spring just around the corner, my mouth starts to water just thinking about all the delicious fruit pies we can make, especially this homemade old fashioned strawberry rhubarb pie!

This Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe means Spring will be here soon! The tangy combination of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb is the best!

One of the first plants that usually pops up on a vegetable garden in North America is the lowly rhubarb plant.  Yet when the tender spring stalks are cooked with the right amount of sugar and spice, a delicious pie is the result!

There are lots of strawberry rhubarb pie recipes out there.  Some of my favorites include Brown-eyed Baker and Sally’s Baking Addiction.  Both are experienced food bloggers with amazing recipes!

Combining rhubarb with either fresh or frozen strawberries results in an old fashioned strawberry rhubarb pie that tastes like a sweet and tangy ambrosia, with a strawberry rhubarb pie filling that tastes just like homemade strawberry rhubarb jam.  Yum!

This Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe means Spring will be here soon! The tangy combination of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb is the best!

The trick to choosing rhubarb for pies is to pick or choose the youngest, tender stalks and peel them.  Thick stalks may look like more, and a shorter way to fill your measuring cup, but the older stalks become woody, and you or your guest will be picking a straw like material out of their teeth.  Need I say more?

Strawberries, rhubarb, sugar and lemon.  An easy combination for a very delicious spring time treat! Following the recipe, prepare the fruit and add the sugar and lemon.  This filling is nice and thick and you cook the filling just like you would for jam.  Spoon the slightly cooled strawberry rhubarb jam filling into your prepared pie crust and bake in the bottom third of your oven.  Always bake fruit pies at a higher temperature for 10 to 15 minutes, and then turn your oven back, just like the instructions set out below.

You will fall in love with this delicious and easy strawberry rhubarb pie recipe!

And if you love strawberries, please check out my other strawberry pie recipe!

Doesn’t the lattice top crust look spectacular?  This is very easy to put together, and basically all you do is roll out the top crust, and then using a pastry cutter or pizza cutter even, cut your strips as evenly as you can.  Then you just weave them back and forth!

Follow my recipe for Five Steps to Perfect Pie Crust  You will need enough for a two crust pie.  Now you know I believe that homemade is always best, but if you don’t have time or have never made pie crust from scratch, frozen or ready made piecrust to the rescue!  There are lots of brands on the market.  However, should you be curious and want to learn more, head on over to How to Make Perfect Flaky Pie Crust.  It’s a full tutorial, with a step by step video and ebook!

 

This Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe means Spring will be here soon! The tangy combination of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb is the best!

 

Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe
Prep Time
1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 8
Calories: 362 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 2 pie crust for a two crust pie, and a deep dish pie plate
Filling
  • 1 cup rhubarb of fresh, peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cups strawberries fresh, washed, hulled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
Instructions
  1. Mix the strawberries, rhubarb and sugar together
  2. Add the lemon juice and lemon zest
  3. Stir in the cornstarch - this thickener will give your pie a rich texture
  4. Place all of the filling into the bottom pie crust/pie plate, mounding it nicely in the centre
  5. With a sharp knife or pastry roller, cut strips of pastry dough - about 1" thick
  6. Weave the strips on top of the filling to create a lattice effect
  7. Trim the edges of the lattice where it meets the fluted edge
  8. Brush the lattice and fluted edges with an egg yolk wash
  9. Bake at 400F for 10 minutes and then at 350F for 35 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is bubbling nicely
  10. Serve when cool.
Recipe Notes

A huge scoop of vanilla ice cream really makes this pie delish!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 175mg 7%
Potassium 140mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 63g 21%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 39g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 29.2%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 7.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

easy strawberry rhubarb pie side view and close up in pin

This Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe means Spring will be here soon! The tangy combination of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb is the best!

 

Super Easy No Bake Grasshopper Pie – a 60’s treat

Super Easy No Bake Grasshopper Pie – a 60’s treat

This scrumptiously super EASY no bake grasshopper pie is so light and fluffy – full of delicious Cool Whip, cream cheese, Oreos and Crème de Menthe! With a smooth minty chocolate-y taste, folks will ask for seconds. Think mint chocolate chip ice cream!

My Oh My, Super Easy No Bake Grasshopper Pie!

Hey:

I know you get really tired of hearing “What’s for Dinner?”

In our home, it’s “What will we have for dinner tonight?” And that ends up being:
1. A quick trip to the grocer (usually by my retired husband)
2. Ordering Take-Out or,
3. Foraging for leftovers

After working all day who has time to make dinner, much less dessert? I know I don’t.

Related: Iced Coffee and Cream Pie, Blueberry No-Bake Pie

But wouldn’t it be fun to serve this amazing No Bake Grasshopper Pie this weekend? That’s what this post is all about. Helping you rock your next meal with the FAM. With lots and lots of time leftover for you!

This scrumptiously super EASY no bake grasshopper pie is so light and fluffy – full of delicious Cool Whip, cream cheese, Oreos and Crème de Menthe! With a smooth minty chocolate-y taste, folks will ask for seconds. Think mint chocolate chip ice cream!

This scrumptiously super EASY no bake grasshopper pie is so light and fluffy – full of delicious Cool Whip, Cream Cheese, Oreos & Crème de Menthe! With a smooth minty chocolate-y taste, folks will ask for seconds. Think mint chocolate chip ice cream! Did I say it was easy to make? Yayssss!!!

Here’s the kicker:
I promise you this recipe is so easy it will only take about 20 minutes tops to put the pie together, then toss it in the freezer until you are ready to serve!


This post will take you step-by-step. And be sure to print some extra copies of the recipe. Coz you will want to have it ready to give it to your friends when they ask for it!

Trust me, they will ask.

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This Super Easy No Bake Grasshopper Pie looks gorgeous too. First launched in the 60’s, this recipe could now be considered vintage. This was one of those classic recipes that moms everywhere took to bridge club, neighborhood potlucks, and church suppers.


Do you remember marshmallow and jellied salads? Yep I know you do! Mom always had a jellied salad, and something with marshmallows in it for all of her dinners. Well this No Bake Grasshopper Pie recipe is just like that.

There are lots and lots of grasshopper pie recipes out there, with different permutations and combinations!

There are recipes for:

  • grasshopper pie using creme de menthe & marshmallow
  • grasshopper pie with cool whip & cream cheese (our recipe in this post!)
  • grasshopper pie with Andes Mints – yummy!!

and

  • non alcoholic grasshopper pie (our recipe uses Creme de Menthe and Creme de Cacao)

My grasshopper pie recipe uses cream cheese blended with sweetened condensed milk and Cool Whip – I love the rich texture of it. And the combination of both creme de menthe and creme de cacao give it a unique taste don’t you think? I add just a few drops of green food coloring to get that gorgeous mint green color.

 This scrumptiously super EASY no bake grasshopper pie is so light and fluffy – full of delicious Cool Whip, cream cheese, Oreos and Crème de Menthe! With a smooth minty chocolate-y taste, folks will ask for seconds. Think mint chocolate chip ice cream!

The recipe is so easy. Allow about an hour for total prep time – including the 20 minutes the filling has to chill.

This past weekend we were invited to have lunch with our friends, Tony and Shelly.  Shelly offered to groom the dogs, so I wanted to be sure to take something sweet.  I know for a fact that Tony loves pie, and I’ve been wanting to make this No Bake Grasshopper Pie, so this was the perfect opportunity.

This scrumptiously super EASY no bake grasshopper pie is so light and fluffy – full of delicious Cool Whip, cream cheese, Oreos and Crème de Menthe! With a smooth minty chocolate-y taste, folks will ask for seconds. Think mint chocolate chip ice cream!

I knew I could whip it up Sunday morning and it would be ready to take long before we had to leave!  That’s how quickly you can make it.

 

Crust:

  • 2 cups finely crushed cream filled chocolate sandwich cookies (24-26)
  • ¼ cup of unsalted butter – melted

Filling:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice from concentrate
  • ¼ cup creme de menthe
  • ¼ cup creme de cacao
  • 2 cups Cool Whip –thawed

 

  • Crush the cookies using your food processor, and add the melted butter
  • Press firmly into your greased 9” pie plate and chill while you are making the filling.
  • (TIP: make sure your pie plate has a wide rim on it or use a deep dish pie plate.  I used an aluminum foil pie plate since I’m still at the trailer)
  • In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until fluffy (tip: make sure the cream cheese is really soft)
  • Gradually add in the sweetened condensed milk until smooth
  • Stir in the lemon juice and the liqueurs – (tip: I used a whisk to really mix it well – the cream cheese tends to be a bit lumpy)
  • Fold in the Cool Whip.
  • Chill the filling for 20 minutes before you build your pie.

Building the pie:

  • Pour the filling into the cookie pie crust and smooth the top with some swirls with your knife.
  • Put in the fridge for 4 hours until it is set.
This scrumptiously super EASY no bake grasshopper pie is so light and fluffy – full of delicious Cool Whip, cream cheese, Oreos and Crème de Menthe! With a smooth minty chocolate-y taste, folks will ask for seconds. Think mint chocolate chip ice cream!

Heap the chilled filling into the center of the crust.

Garnish:

Sprinkle crushed cookies over the top and serve.

This scrumptiously super EASY no bake grasshopper pie is so light and fluffy – full of delicious Cool Whip, cream cheese, Oreos and Crème de Menthe! With a smooth minty chocolate-y taste, folks will ask for seconds. Think mint chocolate chip ice cream!

You can freeze the leftovers – maybe make a milkshake?  I’m really interested to hear if anyone tries this – be sure to let me know in the comments below!

Have fun with this and have the best day.

Super Easy No Bake Grasshopper Pie | a 60's Treat!
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 20 mins
 

This scrumptiously super EASY no bake grasshopper pie is so light and fluffy – full of delicious Cool Whip, cream cheese, Oreos and Crème de Menthe! With a smooth minty chocolate-y taste, folks will ask for seconds. Think mint chocolate chip ice cream! NOTE:  Cook Time shown is actually 4 hours to chill in the refrigerator. 

Course: Frozen Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 6
Calories: 734 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
Crust:
  • 2 cups Oreo cookies 24-26, finely crushed
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
Filling:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice from concentrate
  • ¼ cup creme de menthe
  • ¼ cup creme de cacao
  • 2 cups Cool Whip thawed
  • 3 drops green food coloring
Instructions
  1. Crush the cookies using your food processor, and add the melted butter

  2. Press firmly into your greased 9” pie plate and chill while you are making the filling.

    (TIP: make sure your pie plate has a wide rim on it or use a deep dish pie plate. I used an aluminum foil pie plate since I'm still at the trailer)

  3. In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until fluffy (tip: make sure the cream cheese is really soft)
  4. Gradually add in the sweetened condensed milk until smooth

  5. Stir in the lemon juice and the liqueurs - (tip: I used a whisk to really mix it well - the cream cheese tends to be a bit lumpy)

  6. Fold in the Cool Whip.

  7. Chill the filling for 20 minutes before you build your pie.

  8. Pour the filling into the cookie pie crust and smooth the top with some swirls with your knife.


  9. Put in the fridge for 4 hours until it is set.
Nutrition Facts
Super Easy No Bake Grasshopper Pie | a 60's Treat!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 734 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 470mg 20%
Potassium 446mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 86g 29%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 67g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 19.3%
Vitamin C 5.6%
Calcium 26.6%
Iron 27.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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