Mom's are special and so I obviously wanted to make something special for my mom this Mother's Day. You wouldn't believe the thought that I put into choosing a dessert for my mom. I brainstormed her favorite flavors, thought about what I had made her in the past, thumbed through cookbooks, picked a recipe, changed my mind, picked another recipe, made a grocery list, picked a different recipe, scratched out the grocery list, made new one, then right before going to the store for ingredients, found the perfect recipe...and made a new grocery list.
Originally, I had decided to try to make a Sweet Lemon Tart for her from Dorie Greenspan's Baking cookbook. It was relatively simple, used whole lemons, and the filling sounded tart and refreshing with an almond crust. I had already gone to Williams-Sonoma to pick up a 9-inch tart pan...and microplane zester, just because, before I changed my mind on the tart. Still unsure, I pulled out my Pastry Queen cookbook by Rebecca Rather and looked through that.
All of these steps were totally worth the outcome. The pie was creamy and delicious. The only change I would make, would be to either use a deeper pie crust or just make less crust. The crust was kind of thick and when it was frozen, very hard to cut with a knife and your fork.
I drizzled melted chocolate chips on top of mine for decoration then a dollop of hot fudge when serving. I made two pies. One for my mom and one for my boyfriend's mom. Each mom equally enjoyed their pie.
The recipe is pretty long, but I found it online on google books, so you can try Grasshopper Pie yourself. Enjoy and I hope everyone had a very Happy Mother's Day!