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Mini Grasshopper Pies

Asked by pbm22. Answered on 5th June 2017

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I would like to make Nigella's Grasshopper Pie, although I've been thinking of making smaller individual ones rather than one big one. Would the ingredient quantity stay the same as the usual recipe or would it need editing, and what size tins would you recommend using?

KITCHEN UK book cover
Grasshopper Pie
By Nigella
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Our answer

Nigella's Grasshopper Pie (from KITCHEN) has a filling made from melted marshmallows, milk, whipped cream, creme de menthe and creme de cacao. The gelatine in the marshmallows sets the filling so, as the filling is not baked, it is easier to make smaller versions of the pie. You will need to use small loose-bottomed tartlet tins of 6-8cm (2 ½ - 3 ¼ inches) in diameter. Loose-bottomed tins are needed as otherwise it will be difficult to remove the pies from the tins. We would also suggest lining the bases of the tins with circles of parchment paper, to make it easier to lift the mini pies from the bases.

We suspect that the pie recipe will make 6-8 of the 8cm diameter mini pies, however you may need to make slightly more of the crumb base to make sure that each pie has a robust enough crust. We would suggest making 1 ¼ times the crumb base recipe. Unfortunately as we have not made the pie in smaller versions we regret that we can't be accurate regarding the yield and measurements. If you have a bit of leftover crumb base and filling then you can put the crumbs into the bottom of a small glass and spoon the filling on top, to eat at another time. You may also like to try Nigella's My Brandy Alexander Pie, which has a similar method to the Grasshopper Pie but with the flavouring of a Brandy Alexander cocktail.

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