Thursday, March 14, 2013

Mint Cheesecake Pie

Do you like math or do you shun it? Today is mathematics day at my children's school. Their school asked the kids to wear a shirt with numbers on it. My son had lots of shirts with numbers on it but I could only find a shirt with tiny numbers on it for my younger daughter. I tried talking her into wearing one of her brother's shirt (since he wore her pants) but she wouldn't agree. My oldest daughter said it needs to be pi day and not math day. My oldest daughter said in high school the kids would bring in pies for pi day. My youngest daughter said she would rather have pie than wear one of her brother's shirts. My oldest daughter will be having pie. How about you?
Green for St. Patrick's Day!
Mint Cheesecake Pie
1 1/2 cups oreos
6 oz. butter, melted
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
2/3 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp mint extract
1/4 tsp green food coloring (if desired)
8 Andes mints, chopped roughly
8 oreo cookies, crushed

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the crushed oreos with the melted butter.
  3. Press the oreo mixture into the bottom of an 9 inch pie pan.
  4. Place the pie plate in the refrigerator to chill while preparing the filling.
  5. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until well incorporated.
  6. Add the two eggs and mix well.
  7. Add the sour cream and combine. Scrap down the sides to make sure the filling is incorporated.
  8. Add the mint extract and the green food coloring and mix until the filling is green throughout.
  9. Slowly, add the mint chocolates and the crushed oreos to the filling.
  10. Pour the filling into the prepared pie pan. Place the pie pan onto an aluminum lined baking sheet just in case it over flows.
  11. Bake the pie for 45 minutes or until the filling is almost set in the middle.
  12. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving or chill for a couple of hours. 
Recipe adapted from Domino Sugar.

One year ago................................I made Irish Mint Chocolate Ice Cream.
Did you already know..................
-Pi is used to calculate the ratio of a cirle's circumference to its diamater. 
-Pi is the irrational number 3.14159265359.....
-Albert Einstein's birthday is March 14th (pi day 3.14)

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