Saturday, November 27, 2010

Peppermint Candy Pie

These are my Grandpa's great-Grandchildren. They are Dark Hair, Liv, Spice, Hurricane, Smiles, Bubba, and Underfoot.

We are traveling today. I'm trying to get pack and cleaned up so that we can get on the road. This pie is very labor intensive and if not careful it will turn out the color of Pepto. This is another pie that I didn't get a picture of from the Pie Party. I put it in a spring form pan, and it turned out lovely.

Peppermint Candy Pie
Source: Newspaper Clipping from Grandma's recipe box


1 package pie crust mix
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy (6 to 8 sticks)
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red food coloring
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar

Prepare pastry for one-crust 9-inch pie as directed on package of pastry mix. Roll out and shape into pie pan. Prick. Bake in hot oven (450 degrees F) 9 to 11 minutes golden brown.

Soften gelatin in cold water.Crush peppermint Candy to make 1/2 cup. Combine milk, Sugar, egg yolks and salt in sauce pan. Stir until well blended. Cook over boiling water or over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture coats a metal spoon.

Add food coloring, the crushed peppermint candy and the dissolved gelatin. Stir until dissolved.

Chill, stirring occasionally, until thickened and partially set. Fold in cream which has been whipped very stiff. Beat egg whites until mound forms. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff glossy peaks form. Gently fold into peppermint mixture and spoon into baked pie shell. Chill until set. Several hours before serving spread with chocolate topping.

Chocolate topping:
4 squares melting chocolate
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1 unbeaten egg

Melt chocolate. Cool Cream butter and confections' sugar in small bowl. Add cooled melted chocolate and egg. Beat until well blended and smooth.


Jocelyn Christensen said...

Hey Wendy - I got the Welcome sign today! Thanks so, it's much larger than I thought! It's perfect! Did you make it?

Wendy said...

Yes. I made it.

Sue said...

What a cute little bunch on the stairs!


The Millers said...

Who's boys are in the pic (besides yours)? I don't recognize them.