No-Bake Eggnog Pie is a creamy pie made with vanilla pudding mix, nutmeg, eggnog, rum, and whipped cream that tastes just like a glass of eggnog! If you are now craving the drink, I also have a Blender Eggnog and traditional eggnog you will love! 

No-Bake Eggnog Pie

Eggnog has been around for hundreds of years, and it is debatable as to when it became a symbol of the holidays. But, here we are, and when I mention eggnog, either people love it or hate it! If you love eggnog, you will definitely love this eggnog pie. And, even if you are not a fan of it, you still might love this creamy, no-bake pie! In fact, a few folks that are not a fan of the drink still enjoyed a piece of this pie. Be sure to add it to your Christmas Menu!

Slice of Eggnog Pie with Bite Removed

Eggnog Pie Ingredients

Crust: A classic graham cracker crust is used in this pie. You need about 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, which is about 10-12 cracker sheets, crushed. You could also use a store-bought graham cracker crust.

Pudding: Look for cook and serve vanilla pudding, not instant.

Nutmeg: Nutmeg is used in the pie filling as well as sprinkled on top of the pie for garnish.

Eggnog: If you don’t have any eggnog on hand, make your own homemade eggnog to use!

Rum: If you don’t have rum, you could also use brandy. Or, simply leave it out if you do not want to add alcohol.

Heavy Cream: The heavy cream will be whipped to fold into the filling. You could also use cool whip. If using a store-bought cool whip, you will need about 4 cups.

Hand Pressing Down Graham Cracker Crust with a Glass

The Crust

For the crust, I am sticking with a graham cracker crust. You can buy a graham cracker crust, buy graham cracker crumbs, or simply smash a bunch of graham crackers to make the crust.

To make the crust, combine the graham cracker crumbs and the butter in a small bowl. Use a fork to mix the two ingredients, making sure that every single graham cracker crumb is coated in butter. The butter binds everything together so bits of crust don’t pop up in the pie. If the crust seems too crumbly, add more melted butter.

Add the graham cracker crust to a 9-inch pie dish. Use your hand to press it flat to the bottom and up the sides. Use a kitchen glass to press the crust even flatter. Set the crust aside as you make the filling.

Whole Eggnog Pie in Red Pie Dish

How to Make Eggnog Pie

This is a no-bake pie that does need to chill overnight before serving. The first step is to combine the pudding mix, nutmeg, and eggnog in a saucepan. Mix the ingredients well and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick. This will take 10-15 minutes (it took me 12 minutes, to be exact). 

Remove the pudding mixture from the heat and stir in the rum (if adding). Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover, and place it into the refrigerator to chill for at least an hour, or until chilled completely. 

Meanwhile, make the whipped cream. To make the whipped cream, use a hand mixer to slowly mix the heavy cream until it gets thicker. Be patient; if you crank up the mixing speed too high, be prepared to get sprayed! Eventually, increase the mixer to high speed until stiff peaks are formed. Stiff peaks are sharp peaks that can stand on their own even after the beater has been removed.

After the heavy cream has been whipped and the pudding mixture has chilled completely, remove the pudding mixture from the refrigerator. Beat the pudding mixture until it is smooth; then, fold in the whipped cream. Spoon the filling into the graham cracker crust and sprinkle the top with nutmeg. Let the no-bake eggnog pie chill in the refrigerator overnight before serving. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Slice of Eggnog Pie with Fork Removing a Bite

Can I Freeze this Pie?

Yes! This pie is easy to make ahead of time and freeze for later. Simply cover it with plastic wrap and store it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight to devour the next day.

Creamy No Bake Desserts

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No Bake Eggnog Pie

Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 13 hours
Total Time 13 hours 20 minutes
No-Bake Eggnog Pie is a creamy pie made with vanilla pudding mix, nutmeg, eggnog, rum, and whipped cream that tastes just like a glass of eggnog!


Graham Cracker Crust

  • cups (10-12 sheets, 126 g) honey graham crackers, finely crushed
  • 6 tablespoons (85g) butter, melted

Pie Filling

  • 1 package (4.6 ounces) cook and serve vanilla pudding mix, not instant
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • cups (381g) eggnog
  • 2 teaspoons rum
  • 2 cups (476g) heavy cream
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg



  • Add the melted butter to the graham cracker crumbs and, using a fork, mix well. You want every crumb coated in the butter as this will be the glue that holds it together. (If the crust is too crumbly, add more butter.)
  • Pour the graham cracker crumbs into a 9-inch pie dish. Pat them flat with your hand and then use a kitchen glass to press flatter. Start at the center and work out to and up the sides.

Pie Filling

  • In a medium saucepan, combine pudding mix, nutmeg, and eggnog. Mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until very thick and bubbly (10-15 minutes).
  • Remove from heat, and stir in rum. Transfer mixture to a large bowl, cover, and refrigerate for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until chilled completely.
  • In a medium bowl, add the heavy cream. Using a hand mixer, start mixing at the lowest speed, and then gradually increase speed to medium until the cream starts to get thicker. (The gradual progression prevents you from spraying yourself with cream.) Increase the speed to high and mix until you get thick, stiff peaks.
  • Remove the chilled pudding from the refrigerator and beat until smooth. Then, fold in the whipped cream.
  • Spoon the filling into the graham cracker crust. Sprinkle additional nutmeg over the top for garnish. Chill overnight before serving.

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Reader Comments

  1. I used some leftover eggnog from Christmas to make this pie for New Year’s Day. It’s really yummy! I’ll make this again next Christmas for sure. I used a store bought graham cracker pie crust. And I skipped the rum as I thought my kids would prefer the pie without it. I’d never cooked pudding on the stove before, and was surprised by how quickly it thickens once it starts to thicken. So be ready to pull it off the stove quickly. I may have cooked the pudding a little too long. Once it cooled (which took several hours), I had to use the electric mixer to beat it and to mix it in with the whipped cream because the pudding was so thick. It turned out fluffy in the end though. My whole family really liked it. I wonder, though, if a thin layer of pudding beneath the pudding-whipped cream mixture would be good too for an even richer eggnog flavor. I may try that next time I make this.

  2. I made it with Marie biscuits(we don’t have Graham crackers in Australia) brandy instead of rum and I also used vanilla instant pudding and it was amazing, I will definitely be making this again

  3. It tasted ok, but never sat up. I think next (if I make it again) time, Ill just use it as a pudding without the pie shell

  4. Do you use dark or light rum. I googled rum & 1 TBS. dark rum equals 2 TBS. rum extract &
    5 TBS. light rum equals 1 TBS. extract. That’s a big difference if you want to use extract instead of rum.

  5. Tried this with unpasteurized and pasteurized eggnog, I have to say the unpasteurized version is so much better. Will make again, but in the meantime I have no idea what to do with the pasteurized pie, my family won’t touch it.

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