Chocolate Cookie Crust:
- 2 1/4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (chocolate graham crackers, nabisco wafers, etc)
- 4 TBSP unsalted butter
- 3 TBSP sugar
- 1 package unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup creme de menthe
- 4 egg yolks
- 4 egg whites
- 3 TBSP sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
Sweetened Whipped Cream Topping:
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 TBSP sugar
Chocolate Ganache Drizzle:
- 75g dark chocolate, chopped
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Make Crust: Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine chocolate cookie crumbs and melted butter. Pat into the bottom and up the sides of a 9″ pie shell.
Bake for 15 minutes. Set aside to Cool.
Make Filling: Whisk together sugar, gelatin and creme de menthe in a small saucepan. Whisk in egg yolks. Whisk over medium heat until thickened – about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat just before the mixture starts to boil (bubbles around the sides of the pan are fine). Transfer to a bowl and let come to room temperature – stirring occasionally.
Beat egg whites until frothy. Gradually add in 3 tablespoons of sugar. Beat until firm peaks. Set aside.
Whip heavy cream in another bowl. Combine cooled creme de menthe mixture with the whipped cream – folding until smooth.
Gently fold egg whites into the creme de menthe/whipped cream mixture until combined. Pour into cooled chocolate crust. You may have filling leftover. Chill.
Make Sweetened Whipped Cream: Beat cream and sugar together until stiff. Top the pie with whipped cream – by piping or spreading. Chill.
Make Ganache Drizzle: Heat heavy cream in a small liquid measuring cup in the microwave until hot but not boiling. Add chopped chocolate and stir until smooth. Drizzle over the chilled pie. Chill until ready to serve.