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Creme de Menthe Pie Recipe

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This recipe for Creme de Menthe Pie, by , is from The Mock Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Tanya Elliott
Added: Tuesday, October 2, 2007


4 egg yolks
1/2 c sugar
1 c scalded milk
1 envelope of knox unflavored gelatin
1/4 c cold water
2 tsp vanilla
3 - 4 T creme de menthe
1 tsp green food coloring
1 c of whipping cream

22 chocolate ice box cookies, crushed
1/4 c melted butter

PIE SHELL: Mix crushed cookies and butter; mold into a 9" pie plate.

CUSTARD: Beat yolks and sugar until lemon color. Add milk and cook over double boiler until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Soften unflavored gelatin in cold water; soak 5 minutes and add to custard. Add vanilla and cool about an hour, stirring occasionally.
Add creme de menthe and food coloring. Whip whipping cream and fold into custard. Pour into pie shell. Keep frozen.




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