Indulge in the Rich Flavors of Coffee & Cream Pie

Are you a coffee lover who also enjoys indulging in dessert? You’re in luck because I have the perfect recipe for you: Coffee & Cream Pie. This dessert is a rich and creamy blend of coffee and vanilla flavors nestled inside a buttery pie crust. It’s like having your morning brew and dessert all in one delicious package.

This pie is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a fancy dinner party or a casual get-together with friends. It’s easy to make, so even if you’re not an experienced baker, you can still impress your guests with this coffee cream pie. All you need are a few simple ingredients and some basic kitchen tools.

But let’s be real, the star of the show here is the coffee aspect of this dessert. The combination of instant espresso and brewed coffee gives this pie a robust flavor that will satisfy any true coffee enthusiast. Plus, using cold brew instead of hot brewed coffee will add a smoothness to the flavor that hot brewing cannot achieve.

I don’t want to give too much away just yet, but trust me when I say that this Coffee & Cream Pie will be your new favorite dessert. So let’s get started and turn our love for coffee into an unforgettable treat!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee & Cream Pie
Coffee & Cream Pie

Are you a coffee addict who craves for coffee every morning and cannot resist the temptation of a creamy, smooth coffee-filled pie? If yes, then you are in for a treat with this Coffee & Cream Pie recipe.

This delicious coffee cream pie is perfect for any occasion – whether you are looking for something sweet after dinner or want to surprise your guests with a unique and tasty dessert. The combination of instant espresso, brewed coffee, heavy cream, vanilla instant pudding mix, and cream cheese make this pie incredibly rich and creamy.

One reason why you’ll love this recipe is its versatility. You can customize it to fit your tastes by making substitutions or variations. For example, if you prefer a stronger coffee flavor, use cold brew coffee as the base. If you’re looking to switch things up, try using a chocolate cookie crust instead of the traditional pastry shell.

Moreover, this coffee cream pie is easy to make and requires only a handful of ingredients that are easily accessible at any grocery store. The step-by-step instructions in this recipe will help you make this delectable treat effortlessly.

Last but not least, this pie can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for several days without losing its taste and texture. It’s perfect for busy weekdays or when you just need something quick and delicious.

In conclusion, the combination of rich creamy filling with the decadent espresso flavors makes this Coffee & Cream Pie recipe an irresistible dessert for any coffee lover out there. So why not give it a try? You won’t regret it!

Ingredient List

 Sink your teeth into this heavenly coffee and cream pie!
Sink your teeth into this heavenly coffee and cream pie!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make a delicious coffee cream pie:

For the Pie Crust:

  • 2 cups of chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted

For the Coffee Custard:

  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup of brewed coffee or cold brew coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of instant espresso powder

For the Whipped Cream Topping:

  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Optional Garnishes:

  • Chocolate shavings or curls
  • Coffee beans for decoration

These ingredients can be easily found at your local grocery store and will yield a delicious, creamy and smooth coffee filling. Get ready to enjoy a decadent treat with each bite!

The Recipe How-To

 Find bliss in every bite with this irresistible pie.
Find bliss in every bite with this irresistible pie.

Making the Perfect Pie Dough

For this Coffee & Cream Pie recipe, a great pie starts with great dough. In a large mixing bowl, create your crust by combining 2 cups of purpose flour, 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar, and a pinch of salt. Whisk everything together until it’s evenly distributed. Create a well in the middle.

In another small bowl, beat 2 egg yolks with a fork before whisking in ice-cold water until it hits 1/3 of a cup. Slowly pour into the well you created beforehand whilst stirring everything together with a wooden spoon. Keep mixing until the dough comes together to form a ball.

Transfer onto a floured surface and knead the dough for about 5 minutes. Finally, shape into a disc and wrap with plastic wrap before chilling it in your refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes.

Preparing the Coffee Filling

Begin making your coffee cream filling while the disc of pie dough is chilling in your fridge.

Take out a saucepan; set on medium heat on your stove top. Pour in 3 cups of milk then add 1-2 tablespoons of instant coffee granules, depending on how strong you prefer your coffee taste to be. Let that brew for about 5-10 minutes.

In another mixing bowl, combine 1 package of vanilla instant pudding mix, 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, and 1 tablespoon of instant espresso powder. Once that’s done, remove the brewed coffee milk from the stove and mix it with dry ingredients along with 1 cup of heavy cream. Beat until all ingredients are combined into one creamy smooth mixture.

Pour this mixture back into the saucepan to cook over low heat while constantly FOLDING A SPATULA THROUGH IT TO PREVENT LUMPS for around 5 minutes or until thicken once more remove it right away from the stove and let it cool for a bit.

Making the Pie Filling

Take your chilled pie dough from your refrigerator and roll it out, flipping it over continuously and flouring as necessary until you get the desire size Perfect, transfer it into your selected pie pan. Once finished, trim the edges then fork-prick the bottom of the crust all over.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth, add in 3 egg yolks one at a time whilst continuously beating up to develop FLUFFY AND LIGHT CUSTARD Like texture taking about 2-3 minutes.

Once done pour in 1/2 cup of cold brew coffee and stir gently till you see a creamy mocha color in the mixture. Fold the 8 oz of whipped cream until combined with the mixture. Your pie filling is now ready to pour into your pie crust.

Baking Your Pie

Before placing your newly created coffee cream filling into your oven. Please preheat your oven to 325 F. Cover your unbaked pie with a plastic wrap

Substitutions and Variations

 Are you a coffee lover? This pie is perfect for you!
Are you a coffee lover? This pie is perfect for you!

Coffee & Cream Pie Recipe is a classic dessert that can be easily customized to suit individual preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try to make this recipe even more delicious:

– Coffee liqueur: Instead of using instant espresso, brewed coffee, or cold brew coffee in the pie filling, add a few tablespoons of coffee liqueur for an extra kick of flavor.

– Oreo crust: If you prefer a chocolate crust instead of a plain pie crust, swap out the pastry cream for an Oreo cookie crust. Simply crush up some Oreo cookies and mix them with melted butter to create your pie crust.

– Mexican coffee: For those who want to take their coffee cream pie to the next level, add a tablespoon or two of Mexican coffee spices (such as cinnamon and nutmeg) to the pie filling.

– Whipped cream: Top off your coffee cream pie with some homemade whipped cream. Mix together heavy cream and vanilla instant pudding mix until light and fluffy. Spread the whipped cream over your pie and sprinkle some instant espresso powder on top for an extra burst of flavor.

– Cream cheese: To add another layer of richness to your pie filling, mix in some softened cream cheese with the custard mixture. This will give your coffee cream pie a tangy flavor and a smoother texture.

No matter which variation you choose, these substitutes are sure to make your Coffee & Cream Pie Recipe uniquely yours. Experiment with different flavors until you find the perfect combination for your taste buds.

Serving and Pairing

 This creamy and delicious pie will have you going back for seconds.
This creamy and delicious pie will have you going back for seconds.

This Coffee & Cream Pie Recipe is an exceptional dessert on its own, but it can be enhanced by serving it with a few scrumptious pairings.

You could serve a slice of the creamy and smooth coffee filling topped with whipped cream or coffee meringue alongside a hot cup of freshly brewed coffee. The pairing would blend the flavors perfectly, accentuating the coffee undertones in both the pie and the beverage.

If you prefer something cold, a generous scoop of coffee ice cream or vanilla ice cream with a dash of instant espresso or poured over a slice of the pie can be refreshing and soothes your thirst on any warm day.

For those who love chocolate coffee flavors, simply dust some sifted cocoa powder or chocolate shavings over the pie before serving it. If you’re looking for ways to boost this pie’s indulgence, the recipe already includes suggestions such as serving it with Mexican cuisine-inspired cream cheese topping and flavored tequila.

Furthermore, if you have extra cookies and cream pie dough from making this recipe, you can use those to make Oreo crusts which go particularly well with cold brew coffee or iced mocha latte. Toppings like chocolate syrup and caramel sauce may sound like embellishments, but believe us that they can enrich every spoonful!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A dessert that is sure to impress your guests.
A dessert that is sure to impress your guests.

Coffee & Cream Pie is an excellent make-ahead dessert because it needs time to chill and set. After baking the pie, allow it to cool completely at room temperature. Once cooled, cover it with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the flavors to meld together and for the pie to firm up.

When ready to serve, top the pie with whipped cream, shaved chocolate or espresso powder for an added flavor boost. If you want to make your Chocolate Cookie crust more decadent, add some crushed Oreos on top.

Storing leftovers:

To store leftover Coffee & Cream pie, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days. The longer the pie sits in the refrigerator, the softer it will become. Thus, we recommend enjoying any leftover pie within a few days.

Reheating instructions:

While this pie is best served chilled, some people prefer their dessert warm. To reheat individual slices of the Coffee & Cream Pie in the microwave, cut a slice of your desired size and place on a microwave-safe plate or container. Heat it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or until warm depending on your preference.

We recommend reheating the Coffee & Cream Pie either using a Microwave at a low heat setting or by warming in an oven (at 300°F) for about 10 minutes before serving. Simply let it cool down before slicing and enjoying! It will still taste delicious even when warmed up!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Let the aroma of coffee and cream waft through your kitchen with this recipe.
Let the aroma of coffee and cream waft through your kitchen with this recipe.

The Coffee & Cream Pie recipe is both easy to make and delicious. However, as with any recipe, there are tips to ensure the best results possible. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when making this pie:

1. Use cold ingredients: The colder your ingredients are, the better they’ll hold up during the baking process. Be sure to chill your heavy cream and milk before using them in the recipe.

2. Whip the cream properly: When making whipped cream for the pie topping, be sure to beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. This will ensure that your topping holds its shape and doesn’t become runny.

3. Use a high-quality coffee: The coffee flavor is key in this recipe, so it’s important to use a high-quality coffee. Whether you prefer instant espresso or cold brew coffee, choose a brand that you enjoy drinking on its own.

4. Chill the pie before serving: Once you’ve baked and topped your pie, be sure to chill it in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld together and make slicing easier.

5. Experiment with variations: While this recipe is delicious on its own, feel free to experiment with different variations. Try adding a layer of chocolate ganache or swapping out the vanilla pudding mix for chocolate pudding mix.

By following these tips, you’re sure to create a perfect Coffee & Cream Pie every time you make it. Enjoy!


Now that you know how to make the perfect Coffee & Cream Pie, you may have some questions about the recipe. Don’t worry though! I have gathered some of the most common questions asked about this recipe, so keep reading to clear any doubts that you may have.

What is cream pie filling made of?

Cream pie is a sweet dessert pie that contains a luscious pudding or custard filling. Its ingredients typically include milk, sugar, cream, wheat flour, and eggs. This type of pie is available in a wide range of flavors such as vanilla, lemon, lime, peanut butter, banana, coconut, and chocolate. Additionally, whipped cream is a common topping on most cream pies.

Should cream pie fillings always be chilled before adding to the pie shell?

Before pouring a freshly cooked pie filling into a pre-baked pie shell, it’s best to allow it to cool for a little while on the stovetop.

What is in pie?

A pastry dessert commonly found in America is circular in shape, with a diameter ranging from 8-10 inches and a thickness of 2-3 inches. These pies usually have a sweet filling made of fruits, custard, or pastry cream.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this coffee and cream pie recipe is the perfect dessert for any coffee lover. Not only is it easy to make, but it is also versatile and can be customized to suit your preferences. Whether you prefer a cold brew coffee pie with an oreo crust or a Mexican coffee ice cream pie with a chocolate cookie crust, this recipe has got you covered.

By using high-quality ingredients such as instant espresso powder, brewed coffee, heavy cream, and vanilla instant pudding mix, you can create a creamy smooth coffee filling that will delight your taste buds. Plus, with the addition of whipped cream or meringue cream on top, you can take this dessert to the next level.

Furthermore, this pie recipe is not only delicious but also practical. You can make it in advance and store it in the fridge or freezer for later use. And if you have leftovers, you can easily reheat them for a quick dessert fix.

So why not give this coffee and cream pie recipe a try? Trust me when I say that it will satisfy your cravings and impress your guests. After all, who doesn’t love a good slice of pie?

Coffee & Cream Pie

Coffee & Cream Pie Recipe

I got this recipe from Noreen's Kitchen channel on YouTube. I love coffee EVERYTHING and this pie is so quick and easy to put together! It's a no-bake pie which makes it even better! Here's the link to her video.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Pie
Calories 613.8 kcal


  • 2 (3 1/2 ounce) boxes vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups heavy cream (no substitutions)
  • 1 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup coffee liqueur syrup
  • 9 inches keebler chocolate wafer pie crust
  • 1 single serve cafe bustello instant espresso


  • Add pudding mix, heavy cream, brewed coffee and coffee liqueur syrup into a large bowl. Whisk until fluffy. You can use a hand mixer with whisk attachments or your Kitchen Aid mixer with whisk. Do no substitute half & half or milk for the heavy cream or the pie won't set up.
  • Pour into chocolate pie crust.
  • Sprinkle Instant Espresso over the top of the pie.
  • Cover with clear pie shell cover that comes with the pie crust and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

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Serving: 201gCalories: 613.8kcalCarbohydrates: 60.3gProtein: 3.6gFat: 41.1gSaturated Fat: 20.9gCholesterol: 109.1mgSodium: 753.8mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 40.9g
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