Marshmallows are a sweet,festive food for all seasons, whether they be roasted over a summer campfire or enjoyed melted in a hot cup of winter cocoa. This is a recipe for marshmallow pie that came to me from an Amish woman in Illinois. It is a wonderful pie for the holiday season, sweet and packed full of marshmallow flavor. Rachel made a marshmallow pie this week using the recipe below and it tastes as good as these photos look. If you are a marshmallow lover, you won't want to skip this recipe.
Marshmallows enjoy a long, rich, culinary history among the Amish. Keep in mind, marshmallow creme is the foundation of one of the most famous Amish dishes: Amish church spread. Marshmallows are an inexpensive sweet treat that have really found favor with Amish cooks over the past half century.
Amish bulk food stores often sell large amounts of marshmallows. The modern marshmallow is a 20th century creation so the introduction of marshmallows into Amish culinary culture is relatively new. Marshmallows or marshmallow creme in homemade hot chocolate is another Amish favorite, or simply sprinkling mini-marshmallows on top of homemade granola or cereal.
This recipe is another no-bake pie that is elegant and delicious and easy. And marshmallows are perfect to celebrate the season. Use mini-marshmallows like these if you have them available, because they just work better in this recipe.
Any kind of milk will work for this pie. I mean, if you are going to follow the Amish way to the letter, you'd probably use whole milk.
This pie slices so well. I remember before we made it I imagined it slicing and oozing out all over, but let the pie cool and it firms up so well. And feel free to experiment, add some cinnamon, or stir in graham cracker crumbs to go with the graham cracker crust. Try some caramel or butterscotch syrup if you like. Maybe use some colorful mini-marshmallows if you want to add a more festive flair if you'd like.
I do think the colorful marshmallows or some Christmas sprinkles would be festive. There are all sorts of ways you can make the pie more colorful if you'd like. But if you are just after pure flavor and don't care about the color, make the pie exactly as the recipe here says and how it looks in the photos and you'll be great.
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Old-Fashioned Marshmallow Pie
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup butter softened
- 1 cup whipped topping
- 10 oz package of marshmallows
- chopped chocolate pieces or chocolate syrup
- 1 graham cracker pie crust
- Melt marshmallows in pan over low heat with milk and butter.
- Let cool, then mix in whipped topping.
- Spoon into pie crust and top with chocolate pieces or syrup to your taste.
- Refrigerate until set and then serve.