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Gluten-free Eggnog Pie

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Looking for a unique, creamy pie to add to your holiday dinners or parties? This gluten-free eggnog pie is a creamy, flavorful pie that eggnog lovers will go crazy over! Thanks to Udi’s Gluten Free for sponsoring this eggnog pie recipe as part of our year-long partnership.

Gluten-free Eggnog Pie Recipe. The gluten-free snickerdoodle crust is perfect!

Are you an eggnog fan? People seem to either love it or hate it, with only a few people in the middle tolerating it. I think part of the appeal of eggnog is that it is only available seasonally, kind of like pumpkin spice drinks. I personally like a bit of eggnog plain or in an eggnog dessert like this, but am not a fan of spiked eggnog at all. Hold the alcohol please!

Way back in my college days (I hate to think about how long ago that was now), I had several friends that really really loved eggnog. They would stalk the stores waiting for it to arrive and go through gallons of it each season.

One year, a huge group of us college students celebrated Thanksgiving together. Nowadays, they have a name for that, Friendsgiving, but we didn’t have that clever name back then!

We did our Thanksgiving meal potluck style. Knowing that a number of people attending loved eggnog, I decided to bring a creative pie – eggnog pie! I found the original recipe in a cookbook called Treasury of Christmas (out of print now) when I was looking for eggnog desserts. It was a hit and I saved the recipe for all of these years. Earlier this month, I dug through all my old recipes and found it and decided I should adapt it and share for the holidays!

Gluten-free Eggnog Pie with Snickerdoodle Crust

I’ve been loving making cookie crusts for pies, and had the idea that I should make this gluten-free eggnog pie with a snickerdoodle crust. Yep, that delicious and easy gluten-free snickerdoodle crust that I used in my gluten-free Dutch apple pie and the gluten-free caramel apple crisp in jars.

This gluten-free snickerdoodle crust is easily made with Udi’s Gluten Free Snicker Doodle Cookies. For this pie, Udi’s Gluten Free Snicker Doodle cookies get pulsed in my food chopper until blended into course crumbs. I prefer leaving some pea-sized little chunks for texture. Then sugar and melted butter are mixed in to the crumbs. These help the crumbs stick together for making a crust and also add great flavor! Then the mixture is just pressed into the bottom and up the sides of a metal pie pan. Super easy!

I used just 1 package and it was plenty for the bottom and about halfway up the sides which is what I was wanting. If you’re going to use a bigger pie pan or want the crust to go all the way up, then use two packages, and double the sugar and butter.

Gluten-free Eggnog Pie with Udi's Snicker Doodle Crust

Notes on ingredients and substitutions for this eggnog pie recipe:

  • Gluten-free Snickerdoodle cookies: I used Udi’s Gluten Free Snicker Doodle cookies as they are certified gluten-free, and are free of soy and nuts as well. My local stores no longer carry these and the store locator doesn’t show them available in any state I check, but maybe you’ll get lucky at your local store! These cookies are available on Amazon, but for a much higher price per carton too, so I’m starting to wonder if maybe they’ve been discontinued. If you can’t find them locally, you can also substitute Enjoy Life Soft Baked Snickerdoodle Cookies or Pamela’s Snickerdoodle cookies. You could also substitute with homemade gluten-free snickerdoodles following my recipe!
  • Eggnog – Just pick up a quart of good chilled eggnog for this. You’ll just need 1 cup for this pie, so you can enjoy the rest! This is a great recipe for helping to use up eggnog you have on hand.
  • Rum extract – this might be a new one for you, but you should be able to find it by the other liquid extracts in the spice section of your local store or order here from Amazon.

Is eggnog gluten-free?

I know someone is wondering this! I have never come across any eggnog with gluten in it. Eggnog is gluten-free but of course you’ll want to double check ingredients as with anything! Especially be suspicious of homemade eggnog, because you just never know what someone includes in their secret recipe. Store-bought eggnog is usually made with milk and cream, sugar, sometimes corn syrup, egg yolks, nutmeg, and some natural flavorings and gums to get it to the right consistency. The eggnog I used is Darigold eggnog and their ingredients are listed on their site here, along with the clear label gluten free. 

Gluten-free Eggnog Pie
This is almost a no bake eggnog pie. I say almost, because I do recommend you bake the crust. But it’s only for 8 minutes. The eggnog custard pie filling does not need baked.

Now, aren’t you ready to have a slice of this easy eggnog pie? Here’s a slice:

Slice of Gluten-free Eggnog Pie

I made homemade whipped cream to use both in the pie filling and as the topping. It’s so worth it. You could technically use a ready made whipped topping, but trust me that it won’t be nearly as good!

I’ve been working hard at adding more and more gluten-free pies to my site over the past year or so. While I’m usually more drawn to gluten-free brownies, cakes, and cookies, I know so many people love pie – especially over the holidays. If there is another pie flavor that you’d like me to work on, let me know!

Eggnog Pie Recipe:

Yield: 8-10 slices

Gluten-free Eggnog Pie

Gluten-free Eggnog Pie Recipe. The gluten-free snickerdoodle crust is perfect!

This gluten-free eggnog pie is a creamy, flavorful pie that eggnog lovers will go crazy over!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 8 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Gluten-free Snickerdoodle Cookies
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cold eggnog
  • 1 lg pkg. (5.1 oz.) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/4 tsp. rum extract
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

Instructions

Snickerdoodle Crust:

  1. Lightly spray inside bottom and sides of pie plate with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Using a food processor or food chopper, pulse the gluten-free snickerdoodle cookies until mixture is coarse crumbs with some larger chunks. 
  3. Transfer cookie crumbs to a medium sized bowl. Add sugar and whisk until blended together.
  4. Melt the butter, then pour over the cookie crumb mixture. Use a fork to mix together. Press mixture firmly and evenly in bottom and up sides of the lightly greased pie plate. Mine went about 2/3 of the way up the sides.
  5. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

Homemade Whipped Cream:

  1. I find it easiest to use a straight sided bowl and hand mixer, but feel free to use a stand mixer too!
  2. Beat 2 cups heavy cream for one minute.
  3. Add sugar and vanilla extract. Continue beating until the cream holds soft peaks.
  4. This will yield about 4 cups of whipped cream. Measure out 2 cups of the whipped cream and leave the rest in the bowl, set the bowl in the refrigerator.

Eggnog Pie Filling:

  1. In the bowl of your mixer, add eggnog, vanilla pudding mix, rum extract, and nutmeg. Mix at low speed, until blended, about 1 minute. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Fold in the measured 2 cups of the homemade whipped cream. Keep folding until everything is mixed together well and no streaks remain.
  3. Scoop into the cooled snickerdoodle crust.Place uncovered in refrigerator. Chill until firm, about 2 hours. 
  4. Remove from refrigerator and gently spread the remaining chilled homemade whipped cream over the pie. For appearance, I didn't spread mine all the way to edges, but you sure can!
  5. Serve or return to refrigerator to keep cold until ready to serve. Before serving, you can sprinkle with a pinch of additional nutmeg.

Notes

I used just 1 package of Udi's Snicker Doodles and it was plenty for the bottom and about 2/3 the way up the sides which is what I was wanting. If you’re going to use a bigger or taller pie pan or want the crust to go all the way up, then use two packages, and double the sugar and butter.

See blog post for ingredient substitution suggestions.

Pin this eggnog pie to your gluten-free Christmas board on Pinterest:

 

Eggnog Pie Gluten-free

I hope you and your family enjoy this eggnog custard pie as much as my family did!

This sponsored post was created through my partnership with Udi’s Gluten Free. As always, all opinions are my own. Collaborating with brands I love allows me to keep bringing you new and varied recipes and tell you about new products that are safe for us celiacs! Thanks for your support!

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Shannon

Sunday 3rd of December 2017

Can this be made dairy free?

Megan Ancheta

Monday 20th of November 2017

This looks absolutely delicious, Michelle! I can just imagine what it tastes like! I want to enjoy a slice (or two!) with a hot cup of coffee. :)