Baileys Chocolate Pie

This Baileys Chocolate Pie is an amazing mix of chocolate and Baileys! It has Baileys in every chocolatey layer – the filling, the ganache and the whipped cream!

It’s rich in flavor and smooth and velvety in texture. The texture of each layer is slightly different though, so if you’re a texture person like me, it’s fun. :)

Baileys Chocolate Pie

The filling is smooth, thick and pudding-like. The ganache is thicker and richer. And the whipped cream is light and…whipped. Mmmm.

If you haven’t noticed already, I’m a Baileys fan. I’m not really a big drinker, but I love to bake with it. I’ve made a number treat with it, like No Bake Baileys Cookie Balls and Baileys Puppy Chow. This pie is being added to the list.

Baileys Chocolate Pie

However, if you aren’t as big a fan of Baileys as I am, it’s really easy to reduce the amount use to soften the flavor. You could also easier substitute the Baileys coffee creamers that are out there, if you want it non-alcoholic.

One of the great things about this recipe is that’s no easy – no bake, though you do use the stove for a few minutes. The other thing I love is how versatile it is.So don’t be afraid to adjust the flavor a bit if you need to.

Baileys Chocolate Pie

So let’s talk about these layers.

I started with a graham cracker crust for a contrast in color, but you could easily use an Oreo crust to keep with the chocolate theme.

Baileys Chocolate Pie

The filling is kind of like a thick pudding. It’s nice and smooth. I’ve used this base a few times before and it’s always a winner.

To make it, you melt chocolate chips and Baileys together in a pan over the stove. Whisk in some milk and cornstarch, bring it to a boil for a couple minutes and you’re done! Into the crust it goes!

After the pie cools for a bit, you want to want to make the chocolate ganache. You guys, don’t be intimidated by ganache! I was so afraid to make it the first time, but it is the easiest thing! Chocolate whips, heavy cream, Baileys – all melted together then stirred with a whisk. SO easy!

Baileys Chocolate Pie

Baileys Chocolate Pie

Just pour that right on top of the filling.

Next comes the oh-so-amazing Baileys Chocolate Whipped Cream. Did you see it when I posted the recipe on Sunday? I’m in love! Flavored whipped creams might be my new favorite thing.

Whipped cream is also another thing I used to be afraid to make. Then I made it for the first time. So not scary.

Baileys Chocolate Pie

So you make the whipped cream, cuz you ain’t scared, then you top your pie off with it.

Baileys Chocolate perfection!

Let that baby get nice and firm in the fridge and then grab a fork and dig in knife and cut you a slice!

Baileys Chocolate Pie

Baileys Chocolate Pie

Ingredients

Crust
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
10 tbsp butter, melted

Baileys Chocolate Filling
1 1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp + 2 tsp cornstarch
3/4 cup Baileys
1 cup chocolate chips

Baileys Chocolate Ganache
6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp Baileys

Baileys Chocolate Whipped Cream

Instructions

1. Grease a 9 inch pie pan.
2. Add melted butter to graham cracker crumbs and mix until combined.
3. Press graham cracker mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie pan, then set aside.
4. Whisk the cornstarch and 1/4 cup milk together in a small bowl. Set aside.
5. Add chocolate chips and Baileys to a sauce pan and melt on med-low heat until smooth, whisking to keep from burning.
6. Once melted, add remaining milk and cornstarch mixture and whisk together.
7. Bring the mixture to a boil, whisking constantly. It will begin to thicken.
8. Once boiling, whisk continuously for about 2 minutes, until fully thickened.
9. Pour mixture into crust.
10. Refrigerate for about an hour, then make ganache.
11. To make the ganache, but chocolate chips into a metal bowl.
12. Put heavy cream and Baileys into a microwave safe bowl, or glass measuring cup. Microwave until it begins to bubble, then remove and pour over the chocolate.
13. Immediately cover with clear wrap and let sit for about 5 minutes.
14. Remove wrap and whisk until smooth.
15. Grap pie from refrigerator and pour ganache over top of the pie, spreading into an even layer.
16. Place pie back in the refrigerator to cool while you make the whipped cream. Directions here.
17. Once you've made the whipped cream, spread it or pipe it on top of the pie.
18. Once the pie is cooled through, a total cooling time of about 4-5 hours, serve.
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Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. This is so gorgeous! I want to smoosh my face in it. :)
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  2. This looks amazing! I love a good pie (I’m a sucker for crust) and this one looks SO good. Pinning!
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  3. Tina Vlerebome says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks Lindsay, can’t wait to make this!!

  4. You said to grab a knife and cut a slice. But I might have to cut myself 2 or 3 slices. OH SO GOOD! The layers are gorgeous! I have to make Bailey’s whipped cream right away.
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  5. Oh wow, that looks amazing Lindsay!!
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  6. Those layers WHOA. Love that you are not shy about the crust too :)
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  7. I love Baileys! I love everything about this pie, especially the whipped topping…I’d take that alone to top off my coffee. ;) Pinned!
    PS I just started following you on twitter and I can’t wait to see what you’re up to next! :)

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Thanks Tina! I’m such a Baileys fan too! The whipped cream would be great on coffee – and hot chocolate – yum!

  8. What a fabulous pie Lindsay! Your pics are gorgeous! Pinned!

  9. Lindsay, I so wish I had a slice of this right now! Looks absolutely amazing with the layers of greatness! The no-bake part is awesome!… and the Baileys part, too!
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  10. WoW! This is like chocolate art…a masterpiece. This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing.
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  11. i love bailey’s. this sounds amazing!
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  12. I typically have zero interest in pie but I am a sucker for chocolate and this looks amazing!

  13. I love every single layer of this pie!! This definitely has awesomesauce status goin on! :)

  14. So much Baileys in this recipe.. I love it! :)

  15. In the ingredient list you say 1 1/4 cup milk, but in the instructions you say 1/4 cup milk…which is it?! I’m making it right now please help!

  16. Ridah Fatima says:

    hi, i love ur recipes and this one is mouth watering but when i saw the ingredients i saw baileys . just wanted enquire that what is it because i never saw it in UAE and is it halal ? if not can u tell a suitable substitute because i am so hardly wanting to try this

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      Hi Ridah! I’m so glad you enjoy the recipes! Baileys is an Irish whiskey and cream based liqueur. If you don’t have access to it, you can replace it with another liqueur, or just use milk in it’s place.

  17. Do you think that I could freeze this? Looking for desserts to make ahead of time and I would like to be able to make this one. It looks divine!

    • lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com says:

      I’m sorry, I’m really not sure. But it should be fine if made a day or two in advance and left covered in the fridge.

  18. My mum makes a similar-ish chocolate pie but even though we’re both huge Baileys fans, neither of us ever thought of putting Baileys in it! Can’t wait to try this out over the holiday season. Thanks for sharing such as awesome recipe!

  19. I made this for my boyfriend’s birthday that was Thanksgiving Day this year. He is a picky chocolate connoisseur and gave it 5 stars! I think this recipe could be adapted to peppermint, vanilla, or another flavor profile if you wanted too pretty easily. Will definitely make again! Thanks for the recipe!

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