Irish Cream Pie

Irish Cream Pie. Even if your eyes aren't Irish, they will be smiling after one bite of this deliciously creamy pie with chocolate crust & chocolate curls. Simply Sated When Irish Eyes are Smiling sure it’s like a morn in spring
In the lilt of Irish laughter you can hear the angels sing…
…For your smile is a part of the love in your heart,
And it makes even sunshine more bright.

(Music composed by Ernest Ball, lyrics written by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr., )

Even if your eyes aren’t Irish, they will be smiling after one bite of this Irish Cream Pie. This pie has a smooth, creamy Irish Cream and marshmallow filling set in a chocolate crust then topped with chocolate curls.  It is so heavenly, you just might hear the above mentioned angels singing after eating one slice!

Irish Cream Pie. Even if your eyes aren't Irish, they will be smiling after one bite of this deliciously creamy pie with chocolate crust & chocolate curls. Simply SatedIn 1976, my in-laws introduced me to Irish Cream. I was surprised to find out whiskey mixed with cream, hints of chocolate, coffee and almond would taste so good. After my first taste, I found out it is best to sip slowly and to keep in mind; Irish whiskey is strong.  On the contrary, and with Irish Cream Pie, there is no need for such worries; the filling has the perfect balance of liqueur, marshmallows and cream.

Years ago Irish Cream liqueur was only used as it is or included in other alcoholic drinks. Jump forward 40 years, and it is common to see all kinds of recipes that include Irish Cream in the ingredients – recipes such as pancakes, muffins, cookies, cakes, ice creams, candies and so many more.

Irish Cream Pie. Even if your eyes aren't Irish, they will be smiling after one bite of this deliciously creamy pie with chocolate crust & chocolate curls. Simply SatedIrish Cream Pie is a fine example how an elixir of cream and whiskey can take a dessert from simple to elegant.

If you want to see smiling eyes all around, serve Irish Cream Pie for dessert tonight.

Irish Cream Pie. Even if your eyes aren't Irish, they will be smiling after one bite of this deliciously creamy pie with chocolate crust & chocolate curls. Simply SatedEnjoy!

PS.  For my homemade version of Bailey’s Irish Cream, click HERE.

PPS.  The amount of the liqueur is somewhat understated and, in my opinion, perfect. To be certain the taste of liqueur is perfect to your liking, taste-test the filling and adjust the amount before adding the filling to the crust.

PPPS.  If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, substitute 1/4 cup half-and-half plus 2 tablespoons cold coffee and 1 teaspoon almond extract (or 1/3 cup Irish cream-flavored nondairy liquid creamer) for the Irish Cream.

Irish Cream Pie. Even if your eyes aren't Irish, they will be smiling after one bite of this deliciously creamy pie with chocolate crust & chocolate curls. Simply Sated

Irish Cream Pie. Even if your eyes aren't Irish, they will be smiling after one bite of this deliciously creamy pie with chocolate crust & chocolate curls. Simply Sated
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Irish Cream Pie

Even if your eyes aren't Irish, they will be smiling after one bite of this deliciously creamy pie with Irish Cream, chocolate crust & chocolate curls. Original Recipe: Betty Crocker Cookbook, http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/irish-cream-pie/66bd36ce-9b61-4b1f-a4cb-7f31dda77e20
Course Dessert, Pie
Prep Time 5 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Susie Gall

Ingredients

  • For the Chocolate Pie Crust: *See Notes
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
  • -----------------------
  • For the Cream Filling:
  • ½ cup milk
  • 32 large marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup Irish Cream liqueur *See Notes for substitutions. **See Notes to make the pie non-alcoholic.
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream whipping cream ***See Notes for substitution.
  • ------------------------
  • For Garnish:
  • Chopped mint chocolate candies or chocolate shavings

Instructions

  1. For the Chocolate Crust:
  2. *See notes.
  3. Heat oven to 400F. In a food processor fit with the metal blade, place all crust ingredients and pulse until soft dough forms. (This can also be made with a stand mixer fit with the paddle attachment.)
  4. (At this point, the dough can be pressed into the pie pan instead of rolling, but it is easier to get an even crust if rolled out).
  5. Flatten the ball of dough into a small disk and place it on a clean working surface. Roll the dough out to 1/8-inch thick round and gently press into a 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 12-15 minutes or until set. (The chocolate crust can burn if not watched closely – be careful not to burn it.)
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.
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  8. For the Cream Filling:
  9. In a medium saucepan, combine milk and marshmallows. Cook over low heat, stirring continuously, just until marshmallows are melted. Place a paper towel over the bowl then cover with aluminum foil. Refrigerate marshmallow mixture 20-40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture firms enough to form a mound when dropped from a spoon. If the mixture gets too firm, stir until it warms a little and is smooth and is easy to stir.
  10. Slowly, add in the Irish Cream and stir until fully incorporated.
  11. In a mixer bowl, beat the heavy cream on HIGH until firmer than whipped cream, but not as thick as butter.
  12. Add marshmallow cream mixture and fold in on low speed until fully mixed.
  13. Spread the mixture into the cooled pie crust. Cover and refrigerate until set, at least 4 hours. The pie is best eaten within 3 days. Keep covered and refrigerated.
  14. Garnish with chocolate shavings or chopped mint chocolate candies, such as Andes Mints.
  15. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Chocolate graham cracker or store-bought chocolate crust can be substituted.
*Other liqueurs or cream liqueurs can be substituted for the Irish Cream, i.e. Frangelico or Kahlua.
***To make a non-alcoholic pie, substitute 1/4 cup half-and-half plus 2 tablespoons cold coffee and 1 teaspoon almond extract (or 1/3 cup Irish cream-flavored nondairy liquid creamer) for the Irish Cream.
****Cool Whip (8 ounces) can be substituted for the whipped cream.


 

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    Comments

    Dan from Platter Talk
    I hope it's not mandatory to be Irish, in order to enjoy this dessert. If so then I will be breaking all the rules! Nice job knocking yet another one right out of the ball park; looks incredible!!
      Susie Gall
      No, there are no ethnic requirements for enjoying this dessert. You will, however, need to make two versions; Irish Cream version for Scott and you and a teetotaler version for your sons. Thank you, Dan, and thanks for stopping by.
    christine
    Having the maiden name Bailey, I was introduced to this yummy liqueur early on. We always had it w/ desserts, so this makes perfect sense to me. I love the combination of these flavors!
      Susie Gall
      Hey Christine. I totally agree - Irish Cream is delicious with ice cream, and it is one of my favorite combinations. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week.
    [email protected]
    What a delicious looking pie. Bailey's is one of my favorite indulgences so I'm sure this pie is off the charts in the taste department. Lovely recipe.
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Janette. One thing I love about this is the Bailey's is understated a bit, so feel free to enjoy two pieces. :-) Thanks for stopping by - I really appreciate it.
    Angela
    Susie, your timing is perfect! Just invited the family to come over this weekend for a St Patrick's Day dinner! I know what's up for dessert!!
      Susie Gall
      That is fantastic, Angela. Everybody I have served this pie to has loved it. One note - be sure not to overbake the crust. I did overcook mine a little and the crust edge was tough to cut, although still delicious. It was mainly a concern with photographing the pie. I think I am remaking this for family this weekend, too. Thanks for coming by and have a great week.
    peter @feedyoursoultoo
    Looks great and i love the Bailey's.
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks
    What a fabulous dessert. I love the Irish cream filling - will definitely be making this recipe. Our family will love this even if it's in the middle of summer.
      Susie Gall
      I agree with you, Joanne. This is a great dessert for any (or every) day of the year. Thank you and thanks for stopping by.
    Nicole Neverman
    Wow! This pie is just wonderful. I am desperate to try a big slice right now!
      Susie Gall
      My husband has been begging me to make this pie again - I know I will very soon. Thank you for your sweet comments, Nic, and thanks for stopping by.
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    Wow, Susie! This is just amazing, and yes, elegant! Love these flavors - hope to try this treat soon!
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Patricia. This pie is so easy and fun. I know you will love it. Thanks for stopping by.
    [email protected]
    What a gorgeous pie Susie!
    Kecia
    Absolutely fabulous idea Susie! I adore Baileys with my whole heart! So I know I would love this pie!
      Susie Gall
      I do love Bailey's, too, Kecia. Thank you for stopping by - I think you will love this pie.
    Mary Bostow
    That is one gorgeous pie!
    Pen
    hi, what do you mean by "not butter? thanks, would love to try this :)
      Susie Gall
      Hello Pen, I thank you for your question, because I did need to clarify. If heavy cream is whipped too long, it will turn into butter (or a butter-like product). I used to make it for children when I taught preschool years ago. It actually is a simple form of butter, but lacking in a little flavor. For this recipe, beat the cream until firm but not as firm as butter. The cream needs to be thicker than whipped cream but not as thick as butter. I hope this helps and thanks for stopping by.
    Becky | The Cookie Rookie
    LOVE this post and love these photos, oh, and LOVE THIS PIE!!! I need you to make this for us again. Too delicious!
    Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
    What a gorgeous pie! It looks incrediable!
    Libby with Lemony Thyme
    This is my new favorite recipe for St. Patrick's Day. Every time I see this beauty pop up on social media it makes me smile. Had to come by and take a closer look. My office mates are going to love me for this one next week.
      Susie Gall
      Thank you, Libby. I think you and your coworkers will love it.
    Debi @ Life Currents
    What a beautiful dessert! I love that it has marshmallows. Great idea! I could go for this tonight! Yum!
    Kristincope
    I believe Ernest Ball wrote "when Irish eyes are Smiling."
      Susie Gall
      Hello Kristin, you are correct. I had noted the writers of the lyrics but had failed to include the composer of the music. Thank you for pointing out my error and thanks so much for visiting Simply Sated. I do appreciate both.
    Helena
    looks delightful!! Can this be made ahead and frozen?
      Susie Gall
      Hello Helen, Thank you for stopping Simply Sated and thank you for your question. I'm so sorry I can't help you, though. I have never tried freezing this pie, so I have no idea - I'm so sorry.
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