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This recipe was originally published on November 10, 2017.
A few years ago, we made a frozen minty-green grasshopper pie for St. Patrick’s Day. It was an instant hit for its wonderful cheesecake-like texture and mint flavor. I decided to adapt that recipe to make a festive pink peppermint pie, and make it pink instead of green!
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What is peppermint pie?
Peppermint pie is made from a cream cheese filling inside of an Oreo pie crust. The top is usually decorated with whipped cream, peppermint, or chocolate.
Can I make peppermint pie ahead?
Yes, you can make peppermint pie ahead of time. In fact, this pie will keep very well in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Variations and Time-Saving Substitutions
- On a lower fat diet? Use Neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese.
- On a gluten free diet? Make your own Oreo crust with gluten free Oreos.
- Allergic to red food coloring? Use all-natural food dyes instead of artificial food coloring.
- Decorate with a variety of toppings, such as whipped cream, chocolate shavings, chocolate chips, peppermint candies, or crushed candy canes.
- Make it green and use Mint Oreos to make a grasshopper pie.
- Use store-bought Oreo crust. This will definitely shave off some time.
- Don’t use Reddi Whip or Cool Whip. Not only are these whipped toppings unhealthy, but they also do not taste as good as homemade whipped cream.
How do you decorate peppermint pie?
- Whipped Cream. Spoon or pipe the whipped cream in different patterns.
- Oreos. Put half or whole Oreos in the pie to add an extra level of Oreo goodness.
- Chocolate. Chocolate chips or chocolate shavings on top of the pie make it look fancy.
- Peppermint. Crushed candy canes, peppermint candies, or even peppermint bark shards are all creative ideas.
How do you store peppermint pie?
This pie tastes the best if it is frozen solid. You can refrigerate it, but it won’t have the same cheesecake-like texture as it does when it’s frozen.
How long does peppermint pie keep?
Peppermint pie will keep very well in the freezer for up to 1 month, as long as it’s covered with aluminum foil. If you don’t want to squish the whipped cream decoration, cover the pie with a clear plastic lid from a store-bought Oreo crust, then cover with foil.
How to Make Peppermint Pie
Gather the ingredients for the peppermint pie.
Beat the softened cream cheese with a mixer until smooth.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then beat in the sweetened condensed milk.
Add the peppermint extract and red food coloring.
Beat the whipping cream on medium speed until it holds its shape, but isn’t too stiff.
Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until smooth. Folding keeps some of the air from the whipped cream in the mixture.
Pour the peppermint filling into an Oreo pie crust and freeze for at least 20 hours.
Slice the frozen peppermint pie and enjoy!
- Be sure to freeze the pie for at least 20 hours before serving. Otherwise, the pie will not have its cheesecake-like texture.
- Decorate the pie with starlight peppermints, candy canes, Oreo cookies, or chocolate chips.
- Is the pie is too hard to slice? Let it sit on the counter for a few minutes or run your knife under hot water before slicing.
- Serving this pie at an event? Pre-slice the pie and put it on top of ice so it stays frozen longer.
Our Go-To Kitchen Tools
- Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer: can’t get a stand mixer? Use this workhorse instead.
- Set of 3 Spatulas: these are my favorite spatulas for scraping out bowls.
- 9-Inch Glass Pie Plate: this freezer friendly dish is the perfect size for this pie.
- Pie Server: with this handy tool, you’ll be able to serve neat slices of pie easily.
Hungry for more? Check out these delicious recipes.
- No Bake Frozen Grasshopper Pie: a festive St. Patrick’s Day dessert your family will love.
- How to Make an Oreo Pie Crust: you only need 2 ingredients to make this delicious crust.
- Whipped Cream from Scratch: this tastes so much better than Reddi Whip. A must try!
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This no bake frozen peppermint pie is a creamy Christmas pie that’s perfect for peppermint and Oreo lovers. This frozen pie is made with cream cheese, condensed milk, and homemade whipped cream. Your family will eat this up over the holidays!
For the Pie
- 8 ounces brick-style cream cheese, softened (225g)
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (400g)
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- Few drops of red food coloring
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream (240 ml)
- 1 9-inch homemade Oreo pie crust
For the Decoration
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream (175 ml)
- 12 round peppermint candies
Making the Pie Filling (20 min + 20 hrs freezing)
- Place the cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat with the paddle attachment until smooth, then scrape down the sides of the bowl. Beat in the sweetened condensed milk on medium-high speed until smooth.
- Add the peppermint extract and a drop of red food coloring, then blend until well mixed. Add more red food coloring to get the desired shade of pink.
- Whip the whipping cream with a handheld mixer on medium speed until it holds its shape, but is not stiff. Fold the whipped cream into the peppermint mixture until the mixture is smooth and free from lumps.
- Pour the filling into the Oreo crust and smooth with a rubber spatula. Freeze for at least 20 hours before serving.
Decorating the Pie (15 minutes)
- Whip the cream with a handheld mixer on medium speed until stiff. Spoon it into a piping bag fitting with a star nozzle.
- Pipe continuous swirls of whipped cream around the edge of the pie, then decorate with peppermint candies. Serve the pie frozen.
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- Category: Pies
- Method: Frozen
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: peppermint pie, no bake pies, frozen peppermint pie