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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Check out these recipes from my friends!
Baileys Irish Creamer Cheesecake Pie from Crazy for Crust
Easy Baked Chocolate Donuts with Irish Cream Ganache from Something Swanky
Baileys Spiked French Toast from Beyond Frosting