Creamy, silky, rich: these are the adjectives that come to mind when musing about no-bake pies. You could also say they’re the stuff that dreams are made of, or that they happen to taste like floating away on a cloud. (Now I’m just riffing here.) Regardless of how you like to describe them, these desserts featuring tempting combinations of soft chocolate, peanut butter, bananas, and caramel with twists of mint, coffee, pumpkin are totally worth fantasizing about.
Aside from the taste (or shall we say experience), the other benefit to making one of these guys is the fact that you get to take the “bake” part out of the equation when preparing one. For those who have no kitchen prowess to speak of, it’s easy to whip one of these up quite easily. No-bake pies do require some patience, as you’ll have to walk away from the refrigerator and wait for them to set (I know — it's hard.)
but at the very least there is no possibility of burning your creation, or getting a sad, flat dessert that for some reason didn’t rise. For when you’re not feeling like doing the whole oven thing, here are nine delectable recipes for smooth, whipped no-bake pies.
1. Pumpkin Tiramisu Pie
Foodiecrush’s pumpkin tiramisu pie is the perfect post-dinner treat. The coffee in traditional tiramisu mixes with pumpkin to taste exactly like you’re having a PSL for dessert. We know, right?
2. Peanut Butter Oreo Ice Cream Pie
Candy, cookies, and ice cream. Need I say more? Cookie Monster Cooking’s peanut butter Oreo ice cream pie is a genius blend off all things delicious.
3. Banana Cream Pie With Chocolate Ganache & Salted Caramel Sauce
Give the classic banana cream pie a twist with Lick My Spoon’s banana cream pie, which brings in two delicious (and, in our opinion necessary) additions: chocolate and caramel.
4. Chocolate Coffee Cream Pie
Love, Cake’s chocolate coffee cream pie is essentially a rich, fluffy version of a mocha. It’s practically art.
5. Raw Key Lime Pie
If you’re looking to do something a little healthier, try Pickles N Honey’s raw key lime pie. The best part? It only takes ten ingredients to make.
6. Thin Mint Pie
If you love Girl Scout cookies then you’ll love My Baking Addictions thin mint pie. You won’t regret turning those five (okay, ten) boxes you bought into a creamy dessert.
7. Creamy Peanut Butter Pie With Honey Roasted Peanuts & Chopped Chocolate
The Crepes Of Wrath’s creamy peanut butter pie upgrades the classic dessert with a few gourmet toppings. Make it this way once and you’ll never go back to the traditional version.
8. S’mores Pie
You’ve been waiting for a pie that features marshmallows, and here it is. Brown Eyed Baker’s s’mores pie takes all the classic gooey elements of the campfire original and turns it into a easy-to-eat dessert.
9. French Silk Pie
More of a purist? Spring for Pastry Affair’s simple but amazing French silk pie that exemplifies everything that’s amazing about no-bake pie.