Irish Whiskey Pie
(Contributed by Nina Strand-Kaya



 1 chocolate ready-to-use pie crust

1/4 cup Irish whiskey

1 envelope unflavored gelatin

2 3/4 cup whipped topping

1 tablespoon mint jelly

2 tablespoon sugar

2 eggs, separated

green food coloring

2/3 cup light cream

dash salt



Combine gelatin, 1 tablespoon sugar, and salt in saucepan.

Beat egg yolks lightly. Add egg yolks, cream and whiskey to gelatin mixture.

Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly. Stir in mint jelly.

Chill until mixture begins to thicken.

Beat egg whites to soft peaks. Beat in remaining sugar until mixture holds a stiff peak. Fold meringue and 2 cups whipped topping into custard mixture. Add green food coloring to desired shade.

Turn mixture into crust. Garnish with remaining whipped topping and refrigerate until firm.

Let stand at room temperature for 2 hours before serving.

Great for St. Pat's Day and great for any other day too! You can omit the green food coloring if green pie bothers you!