Peppermint Cream Pie

filed under: Dessert · Pies + Tarts on December 1, 2019

Peppermint Cream Pie combines the sweet herb of peppermint with chocolate–a match made in heaven! With its creamy peppermint filling and decadent chocolate crust, this will be a family favorite! Try my Mint Chocolate Cake for another peppermint and chocolate dessert that will not disappoint!

Peppermint Cream Pie

Peppermint Cream Pie

Cream pies are any pies that are filled with custard or pudding and topped with whipped cream. Peppermint Cream Pie is a refreshing cream pie dessert to make, and I make it extra special by topping it with my Peppermint Whipped Cream. This is probably my favorite pie to make because it is SO easy! Rich chocolate cookie crust loaded with a silky smooth white chocolate peppermint cream pie filling… I mean, is there anything better?

Overhead View of Peppermint Cream Pie

Peppermint Cream Pie Recipe

With the holidays approaching, and we all know how fast they will get here, it’s time for family and friends and sweet treats! Peppermint Cream Pie is full of the holiday flavor, if there is such a thing, and it is so easy to make! You will have your guests thinking you bought this from a bakery!

Crust Ingredients

  • Chocolate sandwich cookies: Although I used Oreo cookies for this recipe, don’t be afraid to try some other chocolate sandwich cookies. Did you know that Hydrox cookies were actually the first chocolate sandwich cookies on the market?
  • Butter

All you need to do for the crust is crush the cookies into a fine crumb in a large plastic baggie. Mix the crumbs with the melted butter and press into a 9-inch pie pan, making sure to get some up the sides of the pan. Set this off to the side as you prepare the peppermint filling.

Cutting a Slice of Peppermint Cream Pie

Peppermint Filling Ingredients

  • Instant white chocolate pudding mix
  • Milk
  • McCormick Pure Peppermint ExtractWith only a few ingredients in this recipe, you want to be sure to use the best!
  • Peppermint Whipped Cream RecipeMy homemade peppermint whipped cream is perfectly flavored, light, and creamy. It’s a mint lover’s dream! Be sure to make some extra for your hot chocolate!
  • Green food coloring: The food coloring is optional, but it adds to the Peppermint Cream Pie name of the dessert. We all know red is popular in peppermint candies, so using red food coloring is another option. Why not make two pies, one red and one green?!? This will definitely get everyone in the holiday spirit!

First, combine the pudding mix, milk, extract, and food coloring in a bowl. Use a hand mixer to mix for 1-2 minutes. Next, add the homemade peppermint whipped cream. Once you have all the ingredients mixed well, spread the peppermint cream pie filling over the cookie crust. Be sure to refrigerate the pie for 1-2 hours before serving. Add whipped cream and a sprig of mint to really impress your guests!

Slice of Peppermint Cream Pie

Looking for More Mint Recipes?

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Peppermint Cream Pie
Prep Time
15 mins
Chill
1 hr
 

Creamy peppermint filling with a chocolate crust will be a holiday and year-round favorite!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Holiday desserts, Peppermint Cream Pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 349 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke-iambaker.com
Ingredients
Crust
  • about 20 chocolate sandwich cookies for the crust
  • 1/4 cup (60g) melted butter
Peppermint Filling
  • 1 (3.3 ounces) package instant white chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups (368g) cold milk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 8 ounces peppermint whipped cream recipe
  • 2-3 drops green food color, optional
Instructions
Crust
  1. Crush the 20 Oreos in a large plastic baggie until they are crushed into fine crumbs.
  2. Pour into a bowl and add the melted butter.
  3. Press into 9-inch pie pan, pressing up the sides.
Peppermint Filling
  1. Put the white chocolate pudding mix, milk, extract and food coloring in a bowl. Beat with a hand mixer for about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the homemade peppermint whipped cream until well combined.
  3. Spread the peppermint cream pie filling over the pie crust.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve, at least 1-2 hours.
  5. Just before serving, add a dollop of whipped cream and a sprig of fresh mint. (optional)
Recipe Notes

Click here for the Peppermint Whipped Cream recipe: https://iambaker.net/peppermint-whipped-cream-recipe/

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