August 22, 2010

get the sensation

Without a doubt, the makers of York peppermint patties have hit upon a winning combination of flavor and oral sensation--that rush of cool on one's tongue after having bitten into one of the little pucks is unique and absolutely delightful (particularly for lovers of the chocolate and mint pairing, as I most obviously am).


Have you ever had one straight from the freezer? D. Vine. Now, what if you could have that same chilling tingle in an even more fluffy fashion and in much larger portions? Win-win. This pie is so simple--it consists of melted peppermint patties folded into airy and creamy whipped topping and piled atop a chocolate cookie crust. It's so luxurious and refreshing, folks; I can't find enough proper words to describe it.


If I had to pick one negative characteristic of the pie, it'd be that it melts pretty rapidly once it's out of the freezer. Fortunately, it's so darn tasty, one needn't worry about not being able to eat it before it disintegrates into a pool of (undoubtedly delicious) goo.

Perfectly Pleasing Peppermint Patty Pie
(adapted from this recipe)

Cookie crust:
1-3/4 cups cookie crumbs (about 20 cookies)(Oreos are awesome here)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

Pie:
8 peppermint patties
1/4 cup milk
1 tub (8 oz.) whipped topping, thawed

Prepare cookie crust:
Heat oven to 350°F. Stir together cookie crumbs and sugar in medium bowl. Blend in butter, mixing well. Press crumb mixture evenly on bottom and up sides of 9-inch pie plate. Bake 8 minutes; cool completely.

Prepare pie:
Remove wrappers from peppermint patties; cut into pieces. Place candy and milk in a microwave-safe bowl and nuke at 30-second intervals until the patties melt. Fold into the thawed whipped topping and plop into the prepared crust. Freeze at least one hour to set.

73 comments:

Penny said...

Wow! This sounds so easy and refreshing. Think I will make several for the Labor Day crowd. Glad I stopped by.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

OK that's it! I'm going to hunt one down and stick it in the freezer and then follow it with this! :D

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Delicious looking!

Cheers,

Rosa

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

Have you been reading my mind?! I've been dreaming about pie for days, but haven't attempted any due to a lack of desire of spending all afternoon in the kitchen. Ahem, problem solved!

jose manuel said...

Las fotos que haces son espectaculares, se ve tan cremoso y rico este pastel. Me encanta.

Esta receta me la anoto. SAludos

Angie's Recipes said...

mamamiya..this looks scrumptious! Love its ice-cream like texture!

Lucie said...

Aw, I wish I could get my hands on some York patties in France...this looks SO amazingly good!!!!

Melanie said...

Refreshing X 1,000. This looks delicious. I'm a huge fan of frozen, minty desserts.

Faith said...

Peppermint patties in pie form is something I would love to try! It looks super creamy and delicious!

bellini valli said...

I'd day perfect and pleasing are good words to describe this sweet treat.

vanillasugar said...

i have been eating those mini york patties frozen pretty much all summer. never put them in a pie, but don't think i should as this looks way too good. i know i would eat a lot of it.
if you ever get the chance, try those dark mint cups by Newman's Own...amazing. they have a bit more chocolate than York and a tastier chocolate too.

TKW said...

Love the alliteration in the recipe title! My girls would love this!

oneordinaryday said...

Ooooh. My kiddos and I would be all over this. In fact, I finally picked up The Perfect Scoop and we decided to make peppermint patties for peppermint patty ice cream first. I'm bookmarking this one though. I totally see it in my future. Yum!

Julie said...

Larger portions of minty cold goodness? Count me in...yum!

Jacqueline said...

I've never had peppermint or york patties, so I am not sure what they are, but that pie looks amazing :)

Lisa-Marie said...

Grace, you are my hero. That is all!

5 Star Foodie said...

Oh, my goodness, this peppermint patty pie sure looks heavenly! Must try very soon!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I looooooooove peppermint patties. (Frozen or not, they're my favorite candy bar.) This pie looks scrumptious!

Kate said...

I am such a fan of Peppermint Patties!! I have to try this. Thank you!

Amanda said...

You have no idea how bad I want to eat this right now!!!

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

Absolutely love york peppermint patties. Especially when they are fresh and so soft in the center. Your pie looks amazing! A must try!

Megan said...

This looks amazing! I can't believe how simple it sounds to make.

Ingrid said...

It looks super creamy and fluffy!
~ingrid

Kerstin said...

Wow, I love how easy this is! I'd totally eat it as a soup if it melted too :)

The Dutch Baker's Daughter said...

Gorgeous pie! And this is coming from someone who is not so fond of the mint/chocolate combo. I would eat this in a heartbeat!

Lori said...

I jsut love peppermint patties. No doubt I would love this pie. Mint always wins me over.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Mmm I do so love the chocolate mint combination as well. You really hit it out of the park with this one, Grace :).

pierre said...

the photo is very nice and tempting !! Tx Pierre de Paris

Kim @ Two Good Cookies said...

Oh my, this looks incredible. Mint and oreo? Yes, please.

MaryMoh said...

Looks very creamy and delicious.....perfect for this summer...mmm

Chanel11 said...

It looks so fluffy and creamy!

Angie said...

oh my, I can't put into words how perfect this looks and sounds, have to try it soon!

shaz said...

Mmmm, sweet, simple, sensational, stunnning! Go Grace :)

cookies and cups said...

love peppermint patties!! and in pie form?! awesome!

lisa is cooking said...

Candy bars from the freezer was my favorite thing ever at summer concession stands back in the day. Obviously, I need this pie in my freezer. Sounds fantastic!

kat said...

Oh yeah, Matt would love this!

sweetlife said...

I love love this minty creation...oh heaven!!

sweetlife

Pam said...

My mint/chocolate loving husband and kids would be thrilled if I made this for them.

The Teacher Cooks said...

You described the taste of a peppermint pattie perfectly! And the pie looks D-vine!

Joanne said...

Seeing as how mint chocolate chip ice cream is a favorite of mine, I'm sure I would adore this. You always have the best ideas when it comes to such things as candy-inspired cakes.

Juliana said...

Grace...the pictures are a torture...so close and yet so far...would love to taste this pie...love the peppermint patties in the pie...to tempting!

Julie M. said...

This sounds absolutely delicious! I'm a big fan of chocolate and mint as well so this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

The Blonde Duck said...

(Clapping hands like moron and bouncing) Pie Pie Pie Pie!

Anonymous said...

I knew I'd gain a few pounds visiting you today! Wanted to say hi. This looks amazing, as usual!

Sandy
Reluctant Entertainer

Hungry Dog said...

Um, I need this pie. Now. No joke. In fact, I'm done commenting because I have to go back and look at the photos. gorgeous!

Chef Dennis said...

what a great idea for a pie!! I will have to add this to my dessert list for my girls....they will love it!

teresa said...

oh wow, this is one of my favorite combinations! i love it!

Lynda said...

I love chocolate and mint together-this is a winner Grace! I don't think it will last long at our house.

Hornsfan said...

What a perfect summer treat! Down here the temps are over 100, this may be the only thing that will cool me down )

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I used to love the York Peppermint commercials. They always cracked me up. Now this pie is perfect for the summer. Mr.NN would devour the whole thing in one sitting...and sadly I'm not kidding ;)

Cheryl said...

Now that is right up my alley, YUM

Foodessa said...

Grace...no need to worry...this fluff of chilled joy would never have a chance to melt in my prescence ;o))

Thanks for highlighting such a combo which I usually don't think about.

Ciao for now,
Claudia

Carol said...

EEEYIKES! Does that ever look wonderful. I'll have to wait until I go to my daughter's to make this-my other half doesn't like mint so I'd have to eat the whole pie myself......gee, what a problem huh? I could see this going down quite nicely too.

Thank you Grace. :)

Cara said...

How fabulously easy is that? And melted mint patties? genious! This surely wouldn't last long - in our out of my freezer.

And ps, thank you for the birthday wishes!

Erica said...

That sounds simple, easy and absolutely fantastic.

Carolyn Jung said...

What a temptress you are. It's like 100 degrees here today. That wedge of cool, creamy pie would go down well right now. ;)

Kathryn Lagden said...

Chocolate and mint is so yummy! And this seems so easy to make. Can't wait to try it at my next BBQ!

Gloria said...

Grace look absolutely delicious! gloria

pigpigscorner said...

wow, even better cold huh!

tasteofbeirut said...

Like you say D Vine!
I can't wait to read up more on Harold McGee's book! Sounds super interesting!

Marjie said...

This is so easy it ought to be outlawed. These flavors together are why I put chocolate frosting with peppermint extract in it on top of yellow cake, and call it Peppermint Patty cake. There's never any left.

And your book looks like such fun! Feed us more excerpts!

Mimi said...

This is such a tease and it makes me so sad that I don't have a piece of that pie to eat.
Mimi

grace said...

I knew when I read the title of this post that I was going to like what was coming! This sounds refreshing and D. Licious, definitely saving.

hannah {thepastrykook} said...

Grace, this is perfect for a sizzling day. yum!

Jaime said...

looks cool, creamy, and delicious!

Delishhh said...

Yum! I think i have to make this. I love peppermint patties :)

I have a giveaway still going on :)

Tara said...

This looks like such a refreshing dessert!

Megan said...

Looks delicious! One of my favorite combos is peppermint and chocolate. I was actually thinking about making a recipe with that combo lat night. This looks like one I will def. have to try out!

Lisa said...

Cool idea! Sounds like a crowd pleaser.

Pam said...

Catching up on some blog reading and thank goodness I did!!!! I would have hated to miss this!

Deborah said...

I LOVE peppermint patties straight from the freezer - so this is perfect for me!!

Laura said...

Oh yum. This is so up my alley. I have to make this for my husband, he'd go crazy. Should it work as well with real whipped cream?

Do you watch Rubicon? Just started it and think I am becoming addicted. Also enjoying Covert Affairs this summer--they are our only 2 pick-ups....

kimberleyblue said...

What a perfect summer treat! Must be so light and minty and refreshing.