Thursday, July 14, 2011

Marshmallow Mermaid Pie

In a blog post that I wrote last May I waxed nostalgic about the movie "Waitress" and my fascination, first, with Nathan Fillion, and second, with those wonderful pies!  It was then that I began my quest to find the recipes and make each and every one of them.

This afternoon for a monthly luncheon I serve to a group of ladies who knit, I served up the second of my creations from the film, Marshmallow Mermaid Pie.  Not being an overwhelmingly huge fan of marshmallow (though cover it, or pretty much anything else, in chocolate and I'll eat it), I had my doubts about this one.  Would it taste as synthetic as the bagged marshmallows from which it had been made?  Would it be all fluff and no substance?  So I put it to the test with my ladies.  It overwhelmingly received thumbs up.  A festive looking pie, it is light and fluffy, but the grated chocolate makes it something special.  It is easy to make, needs to be made ahead (Yay for that!), and is the perfect light dessert for a summer luncheon or barbecue dinner.  Try it for yourself and let me know what you think.

Marshmallow Mermaid Pie

9 graham crackers
1/2 cup sweetened, flaked coconut, toasted
5 Tbs. butter or margarine, melted
34 large marshmallows (8 oz.)
1/2 cup whole milk
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, grated

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine coconut and graham crackers in food processor until coarse crumbs form. Combine crumbs and butter with fork. Press to bottom and side of 9-inch pie plate. Bake 10 minutes and cool on wire rack. Heat marshmallows and milk in 3-qt. saucepan over low heat until smooth, stirring constantly. Remove saucepan from heat. Cool completely (30 minutes.) 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. Top with mini marshmallows, maraschino cherries and rainbow sprinkles. 
Waitress (Widescreen Edition)
This post is linked to:
Foodie Friday @ Little Brick Ranch


Unknown said...

I'm drooling all over my chin!!! YUM!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I also enjoyed the movie Waitress, and never thought to replicate her pies. This one in particular is singing to my covers all of their favorite food groups!!

Anonymous said...

My mouth is watering...thanks for sharing.My children would love this.

Beth said...

Patti, Your pie looks delicious and really pretty too!

Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

Such a cute movie! Can't wait to try the pie, yum!

Anonymous said...

Pattie, this looks incredible! I've bookmarked it to make soon. I love everything about it, from being made ahead to how easy it is, to how it looks. Thanks!

Stacy@thealmostwholepackage said...

what a great idea!! That was an awesome movie!

Miranda | Mangoes and Chutney said...

I remember that post about the pies! This one is a pretty one - and sometimes nothing will do but shaved chocolate. Thanks for sharing with Fat Camp Friday. See you next week!

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

Hee, hee! What a great idea for a pie.

I hope you'll stop by and link up with Sweet Tooth Friday this week.

annies home said...

this looks fun and delicious would provide lots of summer time fun come see me at

So Domesticated said...

What a fun pie!

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

Oh my goodness! This looks amazing!
Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. Please come back and link up with me again!

Bunny Jean said...

I just came by from Chari's to see what you are sharing.

That pie really is festive looking... and 'no cal' right :)

Hopw you are having a great Labor Day weekend!

xoxo Bunny Jean
@ Bunny Jean's Decor and More!
(my MAIN blog)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Pattie...

I don't believe that I have ever seen the movie "Waitress"...shoot! And...this is the first time that I've ever heard of Marshmellow Mermaid pie!'d think I lived a sheltered life...maybe I do! Hehe! Anyway, the pie looks delcious! Like you, I'm not real big on marshmellows but if they are combined with chocolate...then count me in! This pie sure is pretty and makes a beautiful presentation. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week! Hmmm...I'm hungry now! wink!

Hope you're enjoying your Labor Day holiday, my friend!

Chari @Happy To Design

Love Of Quilts said...

Have never seen the movie...must have been a good one to have motived you to do all this baking... it sure does look good. Trish