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Monday, January 4, 2010

White Chocolate Peppermint Pie - SAVE those candy canes!

 

Right now (in the dead of Winter) I’m enjoying anything “minty”...  As I was putting all the Christmas decor away a few days ago, I hesitated a minute as I headed to the garbage can with a handful of candy canes.   It brought back some sweet memories.



I decided to put those candy canes to good use this year.  I found a few variations of peppermint pie, and decided to add white chocolate for richness, and unflavored gelatin to make it a little lighter.  In a homemade pastry crust, it was truly delicious.   To (easily) fancy it up - I drizzled Hershey’s Special Dark Ice Cream Topping over each slice.

 

Ever feel a twinge of guilt as you toss out all those candy canes in January?  You’ll won’t want to when you try this just-rich-enough, but not-over-the-top variation of peppermint pie. 

For this recipe, along with step-by-step photos - go to:

Warm Winter Wishes - from my house to yours...




2 comments:

  1. This sounds wonderful! I'd love to make this sans the gelatin? Do you have that recipe?

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  2. Thanks! The unflavored gelatin is actually called "Knox" which comes in little envelopes in the dessert/jello section of the grocery store. If you look at this recipe, it tells you how to dissolve it and add it to the pie. Good luck!

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