Marshmallow Mermaid Pie

Monday, January 26, 2009

I love the movie Waitress, if you haven't seen it yet you should rent it immediately! In the movie, Kerri Russell's character, Jenna, is known for her pie-making skills. She creates pies based on her current mood, some of my favorites are... I Don't Want No Earl's Baby Pie, Falling In Love Pie, and Marshmallow Mermaid Pie (which happens to be the first pie she ever created as a child when she was in her mermaid phase). The DVD came with pie recipes and the marshmallow mermaid pie was one of them. I was SO excited to try it! I didn't know what to expect but I was very pleased with the outcome. It's like a chocolate chip mouse! I didn't have any unsweetened chocolate on hand and I thought about using sweetened chocolate but I sucked it up and ran up to the grocery store. I am so glad that I did!! This pie is perfect with the unsweetened chocolate, don't try using regular sweetened or it will be too sweet. In fact it was so sweet as is that I didn't even add any marshmallow decorations. Everyone loved it! Justin thinks the filling would make an excellent "chocolate chip frosting" for a cake and I would agree... maybe I will play around with that! I will definitely make this pie again!

9 graham crackers
1/2 C. sweetened, flaked coconut, toasted (I omited this since my family doesn't like cocconut)
5 Tbs. butter or margarine, melted
34 lg. marshmallows (8 oz.)
1/2 C. whole milk
1 1/2 C. heavy or whipping cream
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, grated

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine coconut and graham crackers in food processor until coarse crumbs form.
2. Combine crumbs and butter with fork. Press to bottom and side of 9-inch pie plate. Bake 10 minutes and cool on wire rack.
3. Heat marshmallows and milk in 3-qt. saucepan over low heat until smooth, stirring constantly. Remove saucepan from heat. Cool completely (15-30 minutes.)
4. In large bowl with mixer at medium speed, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold marshmallow mixture into whipped cream with grated chocolate. Spoon filling into cooled crust. Refrigerate pie at least 3 hours or overnight.
5. Top with mini marshmallows, maraschino cherries and rainbow sprinkles


Ali said...

aw, that is so cute! I loooove that movie. :)

girlichef said...

This is great...but somehow not how I imagined the filling when I watched the movie! I ordered it recently (but through swapadvd) and sadly it didn't come with any recipes :( I'll have to try this soon :)

viagra said...

I d have to taste this recipe because I don't like how it looks, maybe it has an incredible taste but I don't know what to think.m10m

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA I am watching a movie on lifetime and the character was giving her dr. a Marshmallow Mermaid Pie and I thought hmmmm I wonder if it's a REAL I googled it came across your page and saw it. I decided to see what the name of the movie I was watching was called and's Waitress lol thought that was funny. Can't wait to try the recipe!

fyregrrl said...

Aw...My DVD didn't come with recipes! I love this movie, but now I'm a little disappointed because mine didn't include the recipes. :(

Care to share the recipes with a fellow Waitress lover?