Pink Peppermint Pie

Pink Peppermint PieI had an amazing Valentine’s Day this year. I hosted several of my friends for a party. I made them lasagna, we learned how to make homemade chocolates, and we wrote silly poetry together. It was perfect and low-stress and lots of fun. I also made my traditional Pink Peppermint Pie, which has had varied success over the past few years. This year I decided to be a bit more abstract and less OCD with decorating the pie than previous times. 

Oh, and here’s the recipe. I got it out of Betty Crocker’s cookbook from the 70’s. The chocolate decorations were my idea though.

  • Oreo crust (I made my own)
  • 24 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 6 drops peppermint extract
  • 6 drops red food color
  • 1 c chilled whipping cream
  • 2 T crushed peppermint candy

Bake pie crust.  Heat marshmallows and milk in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, just until marshmallows are melted.  Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, salt, peppermint extract, and food color.  Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until mixture mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon.

Beat whipping cream in chilled bowl until stiff.  Stir marshmallow mixture until blended; fold into whipping cream.  Pour into crust.  Refrigerate at least 12 hours.

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