The Christmas season just wouldn’t be complete without a glass of chilled eggnog with a light dusting of nutmeg. This fluffy Eggnog Pie is a fabulous way to enjoy eggnog in dessert form. Topped with whipped cream and a sprinkling of freshly ground nutmeg, it’s sure to make your holiday season merry and bright.
Eggnog holds a special place in the hearts of our family. My Gramma was famous for her homemade boiled custard filled with orange zest. She made it every year and I couldn’t help but, pay homage to her with my recipe for eggnog poke cake. Her Christmas parties were the event of the year, and we couldn’t wait to attend, no one ever missed. So, each Christmas I continually look for more and more ways to incorporate eggnog into our desserts. I haven’t received a single complaint to date.
Tips for Making Eggnog Pie
In my kitchen, no skimpy pies are allowed so, the filling for this eggnog pie is generous. I have a recipe for chocolate eggnog pie, you should checkout, too.
- Dream Whip has been around for decades. It’s a dry whipped topping mix that makes the filling of this pie truly dreamy. It also serves to stabilize the filling. It can be found on the baking aisle of most grocery stores including places like Walmart and Target.
- The flavor of this pie will only be as good as the quality of the eggnog used. It’s best to use a quality prepared eggnog. Don’t skimp.
- If you prefer to use homemade whipped cream for the top, you can. Since fresh cream isn’t as stable as whipped topping, prepare it the day you plan on serving.
- As I said above, the filling for this pie is generous and needs to be made in a 9 or 10 inch deep dish pie dish. In a pinch, this could also be made in an 9 x 9 inch pan.
- My preference is to use crushed Vienna Fingers for the crust but, any similar vanilla sandwich cookie will work. You could also use gingersnaps.
Other Eggnog Desserts to Try
There are many ways to enjoy eggnog apart from drinking it. After trying this pie, you may also like to try my recipe for eggnog rice pudding. For even more eggnog desserts, checkout my Parade article featuring 25 Holiday Desserts You Can Make with Eggnog.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
- 1 1/2 cups crushed vanilla sandwich cookie crumbs i.e. Vienna fingers or Golden Oreos
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 4 Tbsp butter melted
- 2 3/4 cups cold prepared eggnog divided
- 1 2.6 oz box Dream Whip dry whipped topping mix (contains 2 envelopes, use both)
- 2 3.4 oz boxes instant vanilla pudding
- 1 tsp pure vanilla or rum extract
- 1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
- ground nutmeg for dusting top
- Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, toss together cookie crumbs and sugar with melted butter. Press firmly onto bottom and halfway up sides of 9 or 10 inch deep dish pie pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden and set. Cool completely.
- Using an electric mix, whip together Dream Whip with 1 cup eggnog. Whip on high speed for 6 minutes or until soft peaks form.
- Add remaining eggnog, pudding mix and vanilla extract. Beat until blended on low then increase speed and beat for 2 minutes on high.
- Spread eggnog custard into cooled crust. Chill overnight or until firm.
- Decorate top with whipped topping, as desired and dust with nutmeg before serving. Store leftovers chilled.