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Cook the Book: Grasshopper Pie

One of my favorite jokes goes like this: A grasshopper walks into a bar, and the bartender says, "Hey, did you know that we have a drink named after you?" The grasshopper replies, "You have a drink named Carl?"

Well, I think it's pretty hilarious, so hilarious that I couldn't resist sharing this recipe for grasshopper pie from Mrs. Rowe's Little Book of Southern Pies by Mollie Cox Bryan as an excuse to tell the joke.

This is the pie version of the grasshopper cocktail, a sweet and mint after-dinner drink that was popular in the South throughout the 1950s and 1960s. This pie is certainly from another era (marshmallows and green food coloring?), but the combination of chocolate and mint is undoubtedly delicious. This is also a wonderful summer dessert since it requires very little stove and oven time.

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