Almond Joy Pie

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This Almond Joy Pie is pure coconut heaven! With all the sweets in our house right now, this is the one I cannot stop eating. It’s one of my all-time favorites! And even though you have to use the stove a little bit, there’s no actual baking required, so it’s super easy to make!

Almond Joy Pie in a pie pan with a few slices removed

Almond Joy Pie

Whew! What a busy week this has been! No new giveaways today, but be sure to check out the other two from this week. I’m giving away a KitchenAid Mixer and an iPad Mini! You don’t want to miss out! Plus, there’s a Back To School $400 cash giveaway happening too. Gotta love free stuff!

Many times, I wish I was able to hand you a fork through the computer screen and give you free samples. Free samples are the best. It’s one of the few reasons to brave going to Costco on a Sunday. They are just fun. Plus, you could discover a totally fun new food you wouldn’t have normally tried.

I wish you could sample this pie through the screen so you’d know just how good it is, buy the ingredients and make it. If you like coconut even a smidge, you’ll love this pie. Seriously.

Almond Joy Pie slice on a plate
Almond Joy Pie slice on a plate

And it’s easy to make – another reason to love it. There are times that you don’t want to deal with the oven and waiting for something to bake for 30 minutes, then cool, etc and this pie is great for those times. Sure, you have to use the stove, but it’s only for a few minutes. Then you pour the filling into the crust and the refrigerator does the rest of the work.

I’m pretty lucky this week because I have to do less work than usual. My mother- and sister-in-law are in town and it’s quite nice because my SIL likes to help me bake, so things go quicker with her help and it’s someone to chat with my while I bake. Normally I’m on my own or dancing around to whatever my music of choice is that day.

And my MIL is rockin’ it as my dish washing fairy. It’s been totally awesome coming home every day to having all the dishes done and put away. I could get used to that. I pay with desserts, so I guess it works out. 🙂 She even got to try this pie and was a fan like the rest of us!

Overhead view of Almond Joy Pie in a pie plate
Almond Joy Pie slice on a plate

They’ll be here this weekend and part of next. They are originally from South Africa, but moved here to the U.S. about 20 years ago. There’s a South African restaurant we’ve heard about in Atlanta and I think we’ll be making our way down there for dinner this weekend. I’m curious to see what kind of food and flavors they’ve got going on. Yay for the weekend!

Do you have anything fun planned? Maybe you’ll be making a delicious Almond Joy Pie? 😉

Almond Joy Pie slice on a plate with a bite on a fork
Almond Joy Pie slice on a plate

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Almond Joy Pie slice on white plate

Almond Joy Pie

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 12-14 Slices
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


This Almond Joy Pie is pure coconut heaven! With all the sweets in our house right now, this is the one I cannot stop eating. It’s one of my all-time favorites! And even though you have to use the stove a little bit, there’s no actual baking required, so it’s super easy to make!



  • 2 cups Oreo crumbs
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted


  • 2 tbsp + 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract


  • chocolate sauce for topping
  • flaked coconut
  • whipped cream
  • almond slices


1. Add melted butter to oreo crumbs and mix until combined.
2. Press oreo mixture evenly into the bottom and up the sides of a 9 inch pie pan, then set aside.
3. Whisk the cornstarch and 1/4 cup milk together in a small bowl. Set aside.
4. Add remaining milk, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, flaked coconut, vanilla and coconut extract to a pan and whisk over medium heat until well combined and warm.
5. Add the cornstarch mixture to the coconut mixture.
6. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly with a whisk. It will begin to thicken.
7. Once boiling, stir continuously for about 2 minutes, until fully thickened.
8. Pour mixture into crust, then refrigerate until firm.
9. Once pie is firm, drizzle with chocolate sauce, then sprinkle additional coconut flakes on top.
10. Pipe whipped cream around the edges of the pie, the sprinkle sliced almonds over pie. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 Slice
  • Calories: 408
  • Sugar: 44.2 g
  • Sodium: 196.9 mg
  • Fat: 18.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 57 g
  • Protein: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.5 mg

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  1. Cathy

    Can this Almond Joy Pie be made in advance? I would like to make it on a Thursday for a party on Saturday….

  2. Vickie

    This is a great pie! I made it for work and had nothing but compliments. I did read through the reviews and noticed some people said their pie didn’t set. I’m guessing the issue is they are not taking the 1/4 milk out of the 1 1/2 cups the recipe calls for.

  3. Michelle

    I made thid pie for a work event. To my suprise and everyone elses it was too runny to slice. So embarassing! It looked amazing but wouldnt make it again.

  4. Shirl

    This is so so so good. I just made it and altered a couple things:
    -grocery outlet only had the caramel/coconut Oreos! So I used those in the crust and am not mad about it!
    -I omitted the 1/2 C sugar because I figured with the sweetened condensed milk, coconut, and Oreo crust it would be plenty sweet for us and it is!
    -I toasted all the coconut and almonds before adding to the pie.


  5. Chuck

    I used the filling as a layer of an Almond Joy/Mounds trifle (with a dark chocolate cake and dark chocolate ganache). IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!

  6. William

    The taste is delicious and I’ve now made the pie twice. Will be making again this weekend for a small “distance safe” gathering of four friends. I’ve not been pleased with the way the pie “sets” after boiling. The first time, I’m sure I didn’t boil the mixture long enough because I let it boil a good four minutes this time and it was better. One question….should you reduce the heat slightly once it comes to a boil? That might make it easier to ensure that you do not scorch the mixture. I almost did the 2nd time and I was using a whisk. Thank you.

  7. Barb

    Mixed this for the second time, following the recipe precisely. Still runny, so added another 1/2 tsp. cornstartch and boiled another 2 min. Still runny. Smells great, will freeze and still eat but was hoping to share. :(.

  8. Lisa

    This pie worked out perfectly!  I used a store bought Oreo crust and unsweetened coconut.  Since we only have skim milk, I used skim milk for about half of the milk and half and half for the other half.  Also, I used hot fudge thinned out with half and half as a substitute for chocolate syrup since I like the taste better.  
    Some reviews said the filling was thin or did not set properly but it worked perfectly for me.
    This pie is rich but delicious!

  9. Crystal

    I tried this pie.  Fixed it last night and we shared it for Christmas dinner!  It was delicious!  Very rich but definitely one that I will make again.  I will probably just use a store bought crust to cut a step out of the recipe.  I was very pleased with the directions & the outcome.  It sat up nicely, tastes great & beautiful presentation!  

    1. Rachel

      It says 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons so you would add both to the mix. I believe one tablespoon is about 3 teaspoons so she probably said 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons because the recipe doesn’t need a full 3 tablespoons. That sounds really confusing but hope it helps!

  10. Sherry Wright

    I made this pie and it’s fantastic!  I made a homemade chocolate syrup to drizzle over the top.  Like a few others have commented about it not being thick enough, mine seemed to thicken up ok when I set it in the frig, but it can’t stay out of the frig long before it’s somewhat runny. Regardless, the flavor is excellent and I’ll definitely be making it again. Thank you for sharing. 

  11. Melanie Rose White

    What a great recipe! I made this for a work party, and it disappeared in no time.

    I toasted the almonds to give them a little more flavor. Instead of using chocolate sauce, I poured that chocolate “shell” stuff over the top of the pie, and pressed the almonds into it while it was wet. Served it at room temperature. Delicious!

    Thanks for sharing.


      Thank you Amber! That site is definitely frustrating and they have a few of my recipes on their site. Thanks so much for caring. 🙂 I hope you enjoyed the pie!

    1. Ellen

      Love the flavor, but found it far too sweet. Next time I will either skip the 1/2 cup sugar added to the mixture, or just use milk or half-n-half for the sweetened condensed milk. But I love the chocolate/coconut/almond combo!

      1. Lindsay

        Glad you enjoyed it! I would recommend reducing the sugar, not changing out the kind of milk.

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  13. Patricia

    I have the pie in the fridge now to set. I’ts been in there about 3 hours. It smells so good I’m not sure I can wait for it to set before I get into it. But I’ll make myself wait.

    1. Patricia

      I made this pie yesterday and kept it n the fridge over night to set and it’s still very runny. Any suggestions? I followed the recipe to a T. Maybe more cornstarch or cook it longer? HELP!


        I’m sorry to hear that. My guess is that it didn’t cook long enough. It needs to come to a full boil for at least 2 minutes.

      2. Diane

        I am so disappointed. The same thing happened to me. I am certain that I boiled it long enough (I probably boiled it for an extra minute just to be sure!) and it seemed even thicker when I put it in the fridge last night than it is now. I just can’t imagine why this didn’t turn out for me.

        Quite often I try new recipes when I am entertaining or bringing a contribution to a potluck. I am glad that this wasn’t the case this time. Hubby and I won’t have a problem eating this ourselves, although it’ll be with spoons rather than forks! It IS delicious!


        I’m so sorry that happened Diane. Looks like I’ll need to revisit this recipe. Thanks for letting me know.

  14. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

    A dishwashing fairy sounds awesome 🙂 This pie looks absolutely amazing! I’m dying for a slice of this -Almond Joy anything is always a winner!

  15. Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog

    I need to make this stat! Almond joys are my fav and I can easily make this gluten-free. Can’t wait to try it!

  16. Michelle @My California Kitchen

    This is such a beautiful pie! Definitely one of those times I wish I could put a fork through my screen and grab it!

  17. Heather @ Shards of Lavender

    Wishing for a dishwashing fairy here:) That pie looks just so scrumptious! I absolutely love Almond Joys, but my husband won’t touch coconut, so I will only have to share with the kids(maybe).

  18. Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats

    This pie looks like the perfect weekend treat! I’m jealous of your dish washing fairy!

  19. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    I just love how easy this is! I’m jealous that you’ve got someone to clean up your mess after — isn’t that every blogger’s dream?! Pinned!

  20. Melanie @ Carmel Moments

    Every favorite pie in my book is made better with coconut. Love this. Pinning.
    Have a great weekend Lindsay!

  21. Mir

    I need a dish-washing fairy! Your MIL rocks.
    So does this pie! Such a great idea. I wish we could all share with one another. What an amazing dessert world we’d have!

About Lindsay

I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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