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.
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ cup butter
- 10 oz. package mini marshmallows
- 1 cup whipped topping
- 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.
- Let cool.