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Gingerbread Cream Pie

There is nothing like the smell of gingerbread cookies baking in the oven to get you into the Christmas spirit! And this gingerbread cream pie takes that festive flavor to a whole new level. This simple no-bake dessert is easy to make and will be a new holiday favorite!

Pie is a staple of most Christmas dinners. But who wants to spend hours in the kitchen making a pie when they could be spending quality time with their family? With this no bake gingerbread cream pie, you can prepare a delicious Christmas dessert with just a few minutes of prep work. Thanks to the use of a premade shell and fluffy gingerbread flavored filling, this amazing holiday dessert is packed with Christmas flavor without the need to waste any time in the kitchen baking this holiday season.

Gingerbread Cream Pie Pin.

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What Do I Need to Make Gingerbread Cream Pie?

Thanks to its easy no bake filling, this simple Christmas pie recipe couldn’t be easier to prepare. And since you can whip it up with just a handful of ingredients, it’s perfect for any last-minute holiday get together. To make your own gingerbread crème pie, you’ll need:

Ingredients for Gingerbread Cream Pie.

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How Do I Make Gingerbread Cream Pie?

Since you can use a premade pie crust to prepare this quick dessert, it’s super simple to make. In fact, the hardest part about this recipe is waiting for the filling to set! To make this no bake gingerbread pie, just follow these four easy steps:

Step One: Prepare the Pudding

Add the instant vanilla pudding and milk to a marge mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer or whisk to whip the ingredients together until it begins to thicken. Then, set the bowl aside and allow it to rest for five minutes, until the pudding is thick and dense.

Step Two: Add the Gingerbread Flavor

To turn your plain vanilla pudding into a gingerbread flavored filling, add the molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves to the bowl. Stir to mix all the ingredients together until the filling is smooth and well combined.

Step Three: Make the Whipped Cream

Next prepare the whipped cream to give your pudding a pie filling consistency. Place the heavy cream in a large bowl and add the powdered sugar. Beat the two ingredients together on high speed until stiff peaks form. Add 1/3 of the whipped cream to the bowl with the pudding and carefully fold the ingredients together. Set the remaining whipped cream aside.

Step Four: Layer the Pie Filling

Pour the gingerbread pie filling into the baked pie shell and transfer the pie to the refrigerator. Allow the pie to chill for at least two hours to give the pudding time to set. Then, spread the remaining whipped cream over the top of the pie. Keep the pie refrigerated until you’re ready to serve it.

Overhead view of gingerbread cream pie.

Gingerbread Cream Pie Recipe Ideas

This delicious pie recipe is the perfect dessert for any holiday get together! And since this no bake pie is so simple to make, it’s also easy to adjust. Try these recipe ideas to give your own pie a more personal touch.

  • Try it with a graham cracker crust. While the filling for this pie is no-bake, you do still need to turn on your oven to bake your premade pie crust. If you want to make this a fully no-bake recipe, simply substitute a graham cracker crust for the baked pie crust. You’ll need the same amount of filling for a 9-inch graham cracker crust as you would for the traditional pie crust.
  • Use some Cool Whip. To speed up the prep time of your no bake pie even more, try using frozen whipped topping in place of homemade whipped cream. You’ll need one eight-ounce container of whipped topping for this pie recipe. Make sure to let your whipped topping thaw in the fridge before you mix it into the pudding filling for best results.
  • Add some cookie decorations. Give your gingerbread pie a festive look with the help of some cookie decorations. Use mini gingerbread cookies or storebought ginger snaps to add even more gingerbread flavor to your holiday dessert.
  • Decorate with toppings. Another simple way to give your no bake pie a more festive look is with the help of some simple toppings. Set aside a small amount of whipped cream for serving, then add a dollop to the top of each pie crust. Or top your pie with some crushed gingerbread cookies or gingersnaps for even more ginger flavor. You could even add a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce to give your pie more sweetness.

Slice of gingerbread cream pie on a white plate.

How Do You Store Gingerbread Cream Pie?

Since this pie is made with milk and pudding, it needs to be refrigerated. If you want to make you pie ahead of time, it can be stored in the fridge for up to three days. Make sure to cover your pie when storing it to keep the pudding from hardening in the fridge.

Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. Cover the leftover pie with plastic wrap or transfer the leftover slices to an airtight container until you’re ready to eat your leftovers.

Gingerbread Cream Pie

There is nothing like the smell of gingerbread cookies baking in the oven to get you into the Christmas spirit! And this gingerbread cream pie takes that festive flavor to a whole new level. This simple no-bake dessert is easy to make and will be a new holiday favorite!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gingerbread Cream Pie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 2 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 289kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, add vanilla pudding and milk, whip until mixture begins to thicken. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then add in spices and molasses and stir until fully combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the mixture into the gingerbread pudding mix and then pour into the baked pie shell.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the pie to set up. Then top with remaining whipped cream.
  • Refrigerate pie until ready to serve

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Recipe Rating




Carol

Monday 14th of November 2022

this is wonderful Recipe that me and my daughter going to make this weekend

Jenny

Monday 14th of November 2022

we are so so going to make this bread pie this holiday season