Party Panache, Bushwacker Pie

One of our favorite adult treats on the Alabama gulf coast is a Bushwacker.  There are many versions of this “milkshake-like” cocktail, and restaurants and bars keep their recipes top secret

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Tacky Jacks makes a great Bushwacker, and if you’re feeling very daring you can get it topped with a shot of Bacardi 151  photo source

A Bushwacker is a frozen smoothie, similar to a milkshake, and is flavored with a lot of different liqueurs such as Kahlua, Baileys, Creme de Cocoa, a variety of rums, cream of coconut, chocolate syrup, milk and/or ice cream.  Zowie!

I developed my own lower calorie version of a Bushwacker called Pirate’s Cocktail here

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For Father’s Day I decided to try it in pie form with Bushwacker flavored whipped cream

This recipe makes 2 pies, so I made one for my son and one for my son-in-law

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The crusts are made out of crushed Double Chocolate Milano cookies  😱

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Crush the cookies in a food processor, 1 bag of cookies, about 15, makes 2 cups crumbs, just the right amount for a pie crust.  I used 2 bags of cookies since I was making 2 pies

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Melt butter right in the glass pie pans in the microwave

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Then add the cookie crumbs, mix with the butter and form the crust right there in the pie dishes, using your fingers to pat it into a smooth layer across the bottom and part way up the sides of the pans

Refrigerate the pie crusts to set while preparing the filling

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Next combine the liqueurs with the sweetened condensed milk

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Whip the cream until stiff

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Gently fold in the liqueur mixture

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Divide your filling between the 2 prepared pie crusts.  Put pies in the freezer.  Once pies have frozen, remove from freezer and wrap in saran and foil.  You can also add chocolate or butterscotch chips for garnish

Return to freezer until just before serving

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Add a monogram or decorative edge with chocolate or butterscotch chips

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Bushwacker Pie

  • Servings: 2 pies, 8-10 servings per pie
  • Time: prep: 20 minutes, freeze: 6 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
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2 pkgs Pepperidge Farm Double Chocolate Milano cookies, about 30 cookies

4 T butter

1 can, 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk

1/4 cup Godiva White Chocolate liqueur

1/4 cup Kahlua liqueur

1/4 cup Coconut Rum liqueur

1 pint whipping cream

2 glass pie dishes

chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, chocolate syrup, coconut for garnishing, optional

Pulse cookies in a food processor to make fine crumbs.  Each bag will yield about 2 cups crumbs.  Melt 2 T of butter in each pie dish and add 1/2 of crumbs, about 2 cups to melted butter.  Mix well to moisten all crumbs and make an even crust using your fingers to press crumbs together in bottom and up sides of pie dish.  Refrigerate crusts while preparing filling.

Combine liqueurs with sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl.  Whip cream until stiff peaks form.  Gently fold whipped cream into milk mixture.  Pour mixture into prepared crusts.  Freeze for at least 6 hours, or wrap and freeze up to 3 months.

Garnish with chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, chocolate syrup or coconut if desired

Yield: 2 pies, 8-10 servings each

NOTE: If you don’t want to use liqueurs you can substitute rum extract, coconut extract, or any flavoring you like.  Start by adding 1-2 tsp extract to whipped cream, taste, and continue to add flavoring until it suits you

Divide the whipping cream and change the flavors and you will have 2 different pies

Grasshopper Pie Variation:

Substitute 1/2 cup green Creme de Menthe and 1/4 cup white Creme de Cacao for the Bushwacker liqueurs

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The filling doesn’t freeze solidly because of the alcohol,  so serve it immediately from the freezer

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Top with chocolate syrup if you want to make it extra sinful   😳

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NOTE: If you don’t want to use liqueurs you can substitute rum extract, coconut extract, or any flavoring you like.  Add 1-2 tsp extract to whipped cream, taste, and continue to add flavoring until it suits you

Divide the whipping cream and change the flavors and you will have 2 different pies.  Pies can be frozen for up to 3 months

Grasshopper Pie Variation:

Substitute 1/2 cup green Creme de Menthe and 1/4 cup white Creme de Cacoa for the Bushwacker liqueurs

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Enjoy!

for another printable version of Bushwacker Pie click here

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Comments
15 Responses to “Party Panache, Bushwacker Pie”
  1. Emily says:

    Oh my Jenna, I don’t know if I’d rather drink the bushwhacker or eat it! You make both look delicious!

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  2. Lynn says:

    Well now, that’s one serious pie! Sounds like fun:@)

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  3. Oh, my gosh! This looks absolutely amazing and, as I just made my own homemade coffee liqueur (that kicks Kahlua’s butt!), I am trying it this week. Thanks for this delicious sounding recipe!

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  4. Mary says:

    I bet the guys in your family loved their cocktail-infused pie Jenna! What a fun treat and dessert to beat the heat 🙂

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  5. I love the name and the look! WHat a great idea for hot days or those special men we love and adore!

    Looks wonderful

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  6. Oh Jenna, you know what I like…..I mean love. Tacky Jacks Bushwackers are my favorite. Can’t wait to try it. Thank you.

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  7. This sounds pretty darn amazing! I am pinning this and hope to make it this summer! Thanks for sharing it over at Celebrate It Sunday!

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  8. Kristi says:

    Yum! This looks so delicious. Thanks so much for sharing at #HomeMattersParty. Hope you’ll join us again.

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  9. Thank you for sharing at the #homematters linky party this week. I hope you will be back this week to share again! Rhonda

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  10. Carlee says:

    Well that looks sinful and delicious! What a great idea!

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  11. Stopping by from The Weekend Retreat Link Party. That pie sounds sinful! I bet they loved it. I love that the crust is made with Milano cookies! My favorite.

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  12. Miz Helen says:

    Who wouldn’t just love a nice slice of this fabulous pie! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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