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Candy Cane Pie

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This cool, creamy, homemade candy cane pie is the perfect irresistible holiday dessert!
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Table of Contents
  1. CANDY CANE PIE INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS CANDY CANE PIE RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
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This no-bake candy cane pie is Christmas on a pie plate! An Oreo cookie crust is filled with a mixture of light and fluffy whipped cream, cream cheese, peppermints, and powdered sugar and then topped with even more whipped cream and crushed peppermints.

Looking for more Christmas recipes for the holiday season? This no-bake Oreo pie and this candy cane fudge are also favorites.

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CANDY CANE PIE INGREDIENTS

You’ll need:

  • 1 Oreo pie crust
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • Two (8-ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 10 drops red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ cup peppermint candy canes or mints, crushed
  • 1 tub of Cool Whip
  • Crushed peppermint candy for decoration on top of the pie

PRO TIP:

A ready-to-go Oreo crust serves as our base in this simple recipe. I prefer picking mine up at the grocery store, but you could also make the chocolate cookie crust from scratch if you’d like.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

WHIPPED CREAM: You can use store-bought Cool Whip in this no-bake peppermint pie or check out our homemade stabilized whipped cream recipe.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CANDY CANE PIE RECIPE

STEP ONE: In a large bowl whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Set it aside.

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STEP TWO: In a medium bowl with a hand mixer, cream together the powdered sugar and cream cheese.

PRO TIP:

Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t end up with lumps in your pie filling.

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STEP THREE: Add the food coloring, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract to the cream cheese mixture and mix until a uniform color.

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STEP FOUR: Mix in the ½ cup of crushed candy canes with the cream cheese/powdered sugar.

STEP FIVE: Add the powdered sugar/cream cheese mixture to the bowl of heavy whipping cream and mix together at low speed until combined.

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STEP SIX: Pour pie filling mixture into the chocolate pie crust.

PRO TIP:

If you use a store-bought chocolate crumb crust that comes in a foil pie pan, we’d suggest placing the whole thing (crust and foil pan) inside a glass pie plate to help with stability.

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STEP SEVEN: Top your delicious pie with Cool Whip and crushed peppermint. Chill for 1 to 2 hours or until ready to serve.

HOW TO SERVE

Serve this perfect dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side for a fun and minty holiday treat. Don’t forget to add a whipped hot chocolate or homemade pumpkin spice latte on the side to wash it down.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Keep this peppermint pie recipe covered in plastic wrap for up to three days.

IN THE FREEZER: This recipe won’t freeze very well so we recommend gobbling it up soon after you make it.

close up overhead shot of a slice of candy cane pie garnished with crushed candy canes on a plate

This Christmas holidays, I bet you’ll find yourself making this easy pie several times. It’s a fast, tasty option to serve guests or to take to a party. Not only is it delicious, but I also love the bright, beautiful colors!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze this pie?

This no-bake pie won’t freeze very well so it is best to eat it up within a few days of making it.

Could I make this recipe with a graham cracker crust instead?

This delicious dessert would also be amazing with a graham cracker crust instead of the chocolate crust.

Can I leave out the peppermint extract?

If you want to tone down the peppermint flavor a touch, you can leave out the peppermint extract without affecting the flavor of the pie.

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Candy Cane Pie

4.8 from 5 votes
This cool, creamy, homemade candy cane pie is the perfect irresistible holiday dessert!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Oreo pie crust
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • cup powdered sugar
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened (two 8-ounce packages)
  • 10 drops red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ cup peppermint candy canes or mints crushed
  • 1 tub Cool Whip
  • Crushed peppermint candy for decoration

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside
  • In a medium bowl cream together the powdered sugar and cream cheese.
  • Add the food coloring, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract to the cream cheese/powdered sugar bowl and mix until a uniform color.
  • Mix in the ½ cup of peppermint candy bits with the cream cheese/powdered sugar.
  • Add the powdered sugar/cream cheese mixture to the bowl of heavy whipping cream and mix together on low speed until combined.
  • Pour mixture into Oreo crust.
  • Top pie with Cool Whip and crushed peppermint. Chill for 1 to 2 hours or until ready to serve.

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Notes

TIP: A ready-to-go Oreo crust serves as our base in this simple recipe. I prefer picking mine up at the grocery store, but you could also make the chocolate cookie crust from scratch if you’d like.
TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature so that you don’t end up with lumps in your pie filling.
TIP: If you use a store-bought chocolate crumb crust that comes in a foil pie pan, we’d suggest placing the whole thing (crust and foil pan) inside a glass pie plate to help with stability.

Nutrition

Sodium: 215mg | Calcium: 106mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 1248IU | Sugar: 39g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 134mg | Cholesterol: 108mg | Calories: 485kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Fat: 32g | Protein: 5g | Carbohydrates: 47g | Iron: 1mg
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    • Marvin says

      I made this today. Holy crap, it is really good. As a man that doesn’t make much of anything, everyone was quite impressed. It was a hit

  1. Diana says

    This is only my second visit to your site. I came back to copy a recipe and found this one as well. I already love your choice of recipes, so I know I’ll be back! This peppermint pie sounds delicious! I love peppermint ice cream on brownies with hot fudge topping. This has that chocolate and peppermint combination. I’m thinking I might have to have some fudge topping on hand to try drizzled over my slice. On the other hand, at the holidays, nothing could be prettier than just the peppermint filling and candy canes. I’m going shopping today, and I’ve added extract and candy canes to my list. Thank you!

  2. Abigail M Haddock says

    4 stars
    I made it without the cool whip and served with heated fudge sauce drizzled over the top and then a dollop of whipped cream. Guests loved it.

  3. Joanie says

    5 stars
    I don’t like cream cheese, however, I tried this recipe because I LOVE peppermint; and I must say, this is the BEST!!! I love the peppermint in it! The crust I made from Oreos, (I didn’t have an Oreo crust) the only thing that I would do differently is use green dye, cause then it would have more color! I also put the powder of the crushed candy canes in the crust to add some minty ness to the crust! But it is THE BEST!!!

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