Prep 3 hrs
Cook 0 mins
We make this wonderful eggnog pie every Christmas and we always make two or three pies at a time, it's a never-fail recipe that produces a light creamy pie, it's a perfect ending to a holiday dinner --- plan ahead the pie needs to chill a couple of hours before serving, prep time includes cooling time, see my Kittencal's No-Fail Buttery Flaky Pie Pastry/Crust
- 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
- 1⁄4 cup cold water
- 1⁄3 cup sugar (or more, depending on how sweet you prefer the filling)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups good-quality commercially-prepared eggnog (not low fat)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon rum extract
- 1 cup whipping cream, whipped
- 1 pastry shells, baked (9-inch)
- In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over water; let stand for 1 minute.
- In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt.
- Stir in eggnog until smooth, bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes, or until thickened.
- Stir in gelatin until dissolved.
- Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.
- Stir in extracts.
- Fold in whipped cream.
- Pour into pastry shell.
- Refrigerate until firm (about 3 or more hours).
I liked this, but it was a little too gelatonous in texture for me. I used cool whip (as one of the reviewers suggested) instead of whipped cream - I wasn't sure how much 1c of whipped cream makes, but I probably added 2.5 cups? I thought the flavor was very good - I used Gingerbread flavor eggnog because that is what I had. I also bought a graham cracker crust because I thought it went with this pie more than pastry crust. I also used 1 tps of rum because I didn't have rum extract. If I made it again, I think I would use pudding (vanilla?) instead of gelatin and use the eggnog instead of milk in the pie - that might give it a more creamy texture.
This was amazing and the first pie gone at a large Thanksgiving dinner. My husband requested I make another the day after.
This is the second year in a row I've made this pie. Now I only need to remember to make it more often! I made it using the leftover eggnog from the holidays that no one drank, and it always is a big winner. I made a gingerbread crust that I blind baked to pour the filling into. Turned out great. Thanks for a great dessert!