Top: Use a cookie cutter to make cut-outs or shape marzipan shamrocks on a pie crust (photo courtesy American Pie Council). Bottom: Our favorite: a Grasshopper Ice Cream Pie (photo courtesy Taste Of Home). The recipe is below.
Make a Leprechaun Pie for St. Patrick’s Day.
What’s a Leprechaun Pie? It’s anything you want it to be, as long as it has a St. Pat’s theme: green color and/or shamrock decorations, Irish cream liqueur for adults.
Just pick a “base” pie and decorations. Most of these recipes are so easy, you can enlist a willing tween or teen to do the prep work.
LEPRECHAUN PIE OPTIONS
Your favorite two-crust pie with shamrock cut-outs or add-ons on the top crust (top photo).
Bailey’s pudding pie with green whipped cream (recipe).
Grasshopper pie (mint with chocolate accents, recipe).
Key lime pie (recipe—add a touch of green food color to tint the yellow filling green).