Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Simply heaven on earth! A perfect dessert that will get raves from all your guests. It's excellent for Thanksgiving, Christmas or anytime. It's been a tradition in our family since 1977.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 tablespoon rum (May be coconut flavored)
  • 3 eggs (Separated and Room temperature)
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 cup whole milk
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup soft macaroons (I find these in the cookie section at Winn Dixie, Publix or Walmart, crumbled coarsely not finely)
  • 14 cup dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 baked pie crust (9 inch)
  • 1 (32 ounce) container Cool Whip Topping
  • toasted sliced almonds, for garnishment


  1. In small bowl, soften gelatin in 3 T. water and 1 T. rum; set aside.
  2. Bake pie shell as directed on package.
  3. Lightly toast almonds; set aside.
  4. In a medium sauce pan, combine egg yolks and 1/2 c sugar. Mix until blended.
  5. Add salt and milk to sauce pan, cooking over a low heat while stirring constantly until thickened and smooth. Be sure not to over cook. Remove from heat.
  6. Add gelatin, 1 t. vanilla, and macaroons stirring well to form custard mixture.
  7. In separate bowl, beat whipping cream until well thickened.
  8. Fold whipping cream gently into custard mixture.
  9. Beat room temperature egg whites in separate bowl adding 2 T sugar until stiff peaks are formed.
  10. Gently fold egg whites into custard mixture. This does not need to be perfectly folded inches Chill in refrigerator for 10 minutes (this will make it easier while spooning into pie shell).
  11. Spoon chilled mixture into baked pie shell.
  12. Garnish with 3/4 tub Cool Whip and toasted almonds.
  13. Chill in refrigerator 4-6 hours.
  14. Enjoy.


Most Helpful

Highly Recommended. This is the best recipe I have every made!!!

ans1029 January 23, 2006

Man this is KILLER GOOD!!! Best pie I've ever tasted!! You won't be disappointed folks! If I could give it 10 stars I would but they don't offer that here. This will definitely be a regular in our home from here on out! You will LOVE this pie!!!

janisboyer January 10, 2010

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