Delicious Grasshopper Pie Recipe – Minty and Refreshing

Picture yourself sitting in a beautiful garden surrounded by the lush greenery and the sweet aroma of fresh flowers. As you take a deep breath, you follow the smell down a narrow path leading to a quaint little cottage. As you enter the cottage, you are greeted with the sight of a delicious looking pie sitting prettily on an elegant stand. Yes, that is what we have for you today – the Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie.

This pie is not your ordinary pie; it is an indulgent treat that will satisfy your sweet cravings and take them to the next level. This dessert boasts a rich mousse filling with a subtle hint of mint and chocolate flavors on top of an Oreo cookie crust. If that is not enough to get your taste buds tantalized, it is then topped off with silky smooth chocolate ganache and delightful chocolate curls.

At Sweetie Pies, where I work as a baker, we always strive to bring our customers only the best in desserts, and there’s nothing quite like this Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie. Whether you’re looking to impress at a dinner party or just need a little pick-me-up after a long day, this recipe is sure to thrill your senses and leave you feeling truly satisfied. Let’s dive into the details of this scrumptious dessert, shall we?

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie
Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie

This Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie recipe is sure to make your taste buds sing with joy. If you are a fan of chocolate mint pies, then this is a recipe that you cannot afford to miss.

The combination of the chocolate cookie crust and the smooth creme de menthe mousse filling is pure heaven. And let’s not forget about the layer of rich, luscious chocolate ganache that covers the top of the pie. Each bite delivers a sensation that’s both cool and sophisticated, creamy yet airy. It’s no wonder that it’s been a signature dessert on menus of clubs, hotels and restaurants since its invention in the 1950s.

As you take your first bite, you’ll experience a refreshing burst of flavor that engages all of your senses. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to an exclusive golf club where sweetie pies and pot pie abound.

Trust me, this recipe will leave your guests begging you for seconds and thirds. The Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie is one of our cherished heritage desserts with flavors that have epitomized sophistication and elegance for decades. This dessert will have everyone up on their feet and reaching for more!

Ingredient List

 A slice of summer - Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie
A slice of summer – Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie

Here is a list of ingredients you will need to make the Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie Recipe:

For the Oreo Cookie Crust:

  • 24 Oreo cookies
  • 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted

For the Grasshopper Mousse Filling:

  • 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin
  • ¼ cup of cold water
  • 1 cup of Creme de Cacao
  • ½ cup of Creme de Menthe
  • 8 oz of cream cheese, room temperature
  • ⅛ teaspoon of salt
  • ¾ cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of whipping cream, whipped

For the Chocolate Ganache Topping:

  • 4 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup of whipping cream

You can find all these ingredients at your local grocery store. Make sure to grab everything before starting to prepare this delicious pie.

The Recipe How-To

 Cool off with this minty delight
Cool off with this minty delight

Preparing the Oreo Cookie Crust

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a food processor, crush 24 Oreo cookies into fine crumbs.
  3. Melt 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter and pour it into the food processor with the cookie crumbs. Pulse until the mixture becomes a moist mixture.
  4. Pour the moist mixture into a 9-inch pie dish, and press it tightly onto the bottom and along the sides.
  5. Bake the crust for about 10 minutes and allow it to cool completely.

Making The Mousse Filling

  1. In a small bowl, sprinkle 2 teaspoons of unflavored gelatin over 1/4 cup of cold water and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, combine 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of Creme de Cacao, and 1/4 cup of Creme de Menthe until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Add the gelatin mixture to the saucepan and whisk until completely combined.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat 8 oz of cream cheese on medium speed until smooth.
  5. Pour in the chocolate mint syrup while continuously beating until everything is combined.
  6. Chill the mixture in the fridge for about 30 minutes until it thickens.

Assembling The Pie

  1. Once thickened, remove from fridge and fold in softly whipped cream made from 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream that you whipped using an electric beater or stand mixer at high speed.
  2. Pour this mousse filling into your cooled oreo crust pie shell, then chill again in refrigerator for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

Decorating The Pie

  1. Before serving, decorate your pie with fresh whipped cream, chocolate curls, or chocolate ganache if desired.
  2. For chocolate curls use a vegetable peeler on blocks of your favorite baking chocolate which has been frozen to make sure that they don’t melt upon peeling.

Enjoy !

Substitutions and Variations

 A classic flavor combination from Brookside Country Club
A classic flavor combination from Brookside Country Club

If you’re feeling adventurous, there are plenty of ways to switch up this classic recipe to put your own spin on it. Here are a few ideas:

– Cookie Crust: While the Oreo cookie crust is a staple for this grasshopper pie recipe, you can try switching it up with a graham cracker crust or even a pretzel crust for some added crunch.

– Alcohol: For an alcohol-free version, simply omit the Creme de Cacao and creme de menthe. If you want to kick it up a notch, though, feel free to experiment with different liqueurs like Bailey’s or Kahlúa.

– Chocolate: While chocolate curls make for a beautiful topping, you could also try using chocolate shavings or even crushed chocolate chips. And if you’re not a fan of dark chocolate, feel free to substitute with milk or white chocolate instead.

– Filling: Want to add more texture to your pie? Try adding in some chopped nuts or even mini chocolate chips to the mousse filling. And if you’re feeling daring, switch things up entirely and make a chocolate mint pot pie instead (check out Pioneer Woman’s recipe for inspiration!).

With these substitutions and variations, your grasshopper pie will be anything but basic. Experiment and find what works best for you – after all, that’s what cooking is all about!

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for a summer picnic or barbecue
Perfect for a summer picnic or barbecue

Once you’ve indulged in the sweet and refreshing flavors of the Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie, you may want to consider a few pairing options to enhance your sensory experience.

Firstly, you might choose to pair this dessert with a hot cup of coffee or tea. The bitter taste of coffee or tea can nicely complement the sweetness of the pie, making for a perfectly balanced bite. You could also consider serving this pie as a part of a dessert buffet for a party or gathering.

If you’re looking for a more decadent experience, a scoop of vanilla ice cream with some chocolate curls on top is an excellent accompaniment to this dessert. Not only does it add some texture and creaminess, but it also increases the richness and indulgence factor when paired with the minty chocolate flavor of the pie.

If you are serving guests with different dietary restrictions, a fruit salad would also be complementary to this pie. Fresh strawberries, blueberries, or even chopped pineapple serve as fresh and tangy contrasts to the richness of the pie.

Lastly, I would recommend garnishing your pie with some additional whipped cream and chocolate sauce or drizzled chocolate ganache. This little flourish adds not only visual appeal but also an additional sweet and creamy luxury that will take your grasshopper pie experience to another level.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A minty fresh twist on a classic pie
A minty fresh twist on a classic pie

Making the Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie in advance is a good option since it allows the pie to set and the flavors to meld together. You can start preparing it up to a day in advance and leave it to chill overnight in the fridge. You can even make two of them if you have enough space in your fridge as this dessert is bound to become a crowd-pleaser.

When you’re ready to enjoy your grasshopper pie, simply take it out of the refrigerator, garnish it with some chocolate curls, and you’re all set. If you want to keep it looking fresh for longer periods, try covering it with plastic wrap or an airtight container before storing it back in your fridge.

To reheat a slice of Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie, you would need to do so sparingly. Since the filling consists mostly of whipped cream, Creme de Cacao, and creme de menthe, reheating could result in melting everything together which may cause an unpleasant look and texture. If you’re keen on having it warm, remove the slice from the refrigerator and give it 10-15 minutes outside to reach room temperature. To warm up the cookie crust slightly without affecting other components, microwave for about 5-10 seconds.

By implementing proper storage techniques and doing minimal reheating procedures, you will be able to enjoy your delicious Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie all over again without losing its creamy goodness.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Green goodness - Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie
Green goodness – Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie

As a baker, I have learned a few tips and tricks to ensure the perfect grasshopper pie every time. Here are some tips that will help you make sure your Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie recipe turns out perfect:

Firstly, use quality ingredients. The chocolate curls will taste better if they are made of high-quality chocolate, and the filling will look more appetizing if you use fresh mint leaves for garnish.

Secondly, when making the oreo cookie crust, make sure that all of the cookie crumbs are evenly coated in butter. I recommend mixing the butter into the cookie crumbs with your hands for best results.

Thirdly, make sure to thoroughly chill the pie crust before adding the mousse filling. This step is important to ensure that the filling remains firm and holds its shape when serving.

Fourthly, be patient when dissolving the unflavored gelatin in cold water. You want to avoid any lumps or clumps by stirring slowly and not rushing the process.

Fifthly, do not overbeat the cream cheese when making the filling. Overbeating can cause the filling to become thin and runny, so take your time and mix it until it is smooth and creamy.

Lastly, allow enough time for the finished pie to chill in the refrigerator before serving. Ideally, you should give it at least two hours to set completely. If possible, I recommend preparing this pie a day ahead of serving and letting it chill overnight.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create an impressive grasshopper pie every time that can rival even those served at golf club restaurants like Brookside Country Club.

FAQ

As you start making the Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie Recipe, you may have some questions or doubts. In this section, I have addressed some of the common questions that bakers or those new to baking may have. From ingredient substitutions to baking techniques, continue reading and check out the frequently asked questions to help guide you towards a successful bake.

What is grasshopper pie made of?

To make the filling for a delicious Grasshopper pie, you can whip together some marshmallow or cream cheese with whipped cream. Alternatively, you can add some green food coloring to a mixture of cream cheese and condensed milk, then add some whipped topping and chocolate covered mint cookie crumbs by gentle folding.

What is the origin of grasshopper pie?

According to food historians, there are two types of pies that go by the name “grasshopper pie.” The first one, mentioned in the New York Times in 1904, is made using real grasshoppers as a key ingredient and is believed to have originated in the Philippines. The second pie, which uses creme de menthe as its key flavoring, is thought to have been created in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie recipe is the perfect dessert for any occasion. With its refreshing flavor and creamy texture, it is sure to please any crowd. And not only does it taste amazing, but it also looks stunning with its beautiful chocolate curls on top.

So go ahead and give this recipe a try today! Whether you are making it for a fancy dinner party or just for a casual get-together with friends and family, it is sure to impress. And once you taste it, you’ll see why this grasshopper pie has quickly become a favorite at the Brookside Country Club and beyond.

So what are you waiting for? Whip up a batch of this delicious dessert today and enjoy all the accolades that come with making such a scrumptious and beautiful pie. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you for it!

Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie

Brookside Country Club Grasshopper Pie Recipe

this recipe was given to me from a woman at a B&B in Ohio...it came from Brookside Gold and Country Club's traditional house recipe..it is slightly different than others listed here...and it is awesome..definitely use chocolate curls on top to garnish...
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Dessert, Pie
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 231.8kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups fine Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 ounce unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 large egg yolks, slightly beaten, reserve whites
  • 1/4 cup creme de menthe
  • 1/4 cup Creme de Cacao
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • whipped cream, for topping
  • chocolate curls

Instructions

  • Thoroughly blend crumbs and butter.
  • Press firmly with back of spoon and sides of 9" pie pan.
  • Bake at 375* for 8 minutes. allow to cool before filling.
  • In small mixing bowl, whip cream.set aside.
  • In small bowl, combine gelatin, sugar and salt.
  • add cold water and egg yolks and blend thoroughly.
  • Place mixture in top of double boiler.
  • bring water to boil and cook mixture, stirring constantly until gelatin dissolved and mixture thickens slightly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in creme de menthe and creme de cacao. Chill thoroughly.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry.
  • Gradually add sugar and continue beating until very stiff.
  • Fold in gelatin mixture.
  • fold in whipped cream.
  • Pour into chocolate crumb crust.
  • Garnish with additional whipped cream and chocolate curls.
  • **Chocolate curls can be made from a block of unsweetened chocolate by making long thin strokes with a vegetable peeler.

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Nutrition

Serving: 69g | Calories: 231.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14.8g | Saturated Fat: 8.9g | Cholesterol: 107.7mg | Sodium: 92.2mg | Sugar: 15.2g

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