Yes, I know. I blogged about mini Mississippi mud pies just a few days ago. But this is a regular-sized pie and is peppermint (aka Christmas) inspired.
I realise that Christmas is now officially over (unfortunately). But that doesn’t mean that we have to deprive ourselves of Christmas-based desserts straight away. I mean, we all know that we’ll be eating Christmas dinner leftovers for a few days yet. So, why not have a Christmas dessert with those roast leftovers?
Now, you need to be very careful with the peppermint extract here. Any more than a few drops and it’ll start to taste like toothpaste, and not peppermint deliciousness at all. Adding a little bit of food dye to the cream also gives it a fun green tint.
My pie crust isn’t perfect, and I had to patch it up in places. But you want to know something? It doesn’t matter. It tastes amazing, and once you’ve filled the pie the bottom patches won’t be visible anyway. Nobody here is looking for perfection. Just delicious food that we can all enjoy with friends and family.
I actually made this pie as a Christmas present for two friends (the same friends that came round for mulled wine, blue cheese biscuits and Netflix Christmas movies). A lot of my Christmas presents this year have been food-based because it’s more fun and it’s become part of me.
So anyway. The best part of this recipe is that you can use the same pie crust and filling as the mini Mississippi mud pies, which you can find here. The rest is just the whipped cream, candy canes and shaved chocolate.
200 ml whipping cream
3 drops peppermint extract
3 drops green food dye
2 candy canes, crushed
chocolate, grated or shaved
- Bake pie crust as described here.
- Once cool, fill with chocolate filling and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove the pie from the oven and allow to cook.
- Whip the cream until it starts to thicken. Add food dye and peppermint extract. Whip the cream until soft peaks form.
- Scoop the cream onto the chocolate pie. Sprinkle candy canes over the top. Sprinkle or grate chocolate over the pie.
- Slice and serve.