Baileys Chocolate Pie

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This Baileys Chocolate Pie has Baileys in every chocolaty layer – the filling, the ganache and the whipped cream! It’s an easy chocolate pie recipe that is smooth, velvety, and simply to die for!

What Does Baileys Chocolate Pie Taste Like?

This pie is 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.

A whipped cream topped Chocolate Pie in a glass pie dish

Easy Chocolate Pie Variations

However, if you aren’t as big a fan of Baileys as I am, it’s really easy to reduce the amount used 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 it’s a 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.

A slice of chocolate pie on a white plate with a bottle of Bailey behind it

Can I Use A Different Type Of Crust?

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.

A glass dish filled with chocolate pie has a piece missing so you can see the layers of chocolate filling, ganache and whipped cream

How To Make The Best 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 of minutes and you’re done! Into the crust it goes!

After the pie cools for a bit, you 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.

A piece of Baileys Chocolate Pie with layers of chocolate filling, ganache and whipped cream

A slice of Chocolate Pie with layers of chocolate filling, ganache and whipped cream

You’ll Love The Easy Homemade Chocolate Whipped Cream

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.

A Chocolate Pie in a glass baking dish with chocolate whipped cream on top

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!

A slice of Baileys Chocolate Pie on a white plate

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Baileys Chocolate Pie slice on white plate

Baileys Chocolate Pie

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12-15
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American


This Baileys Chocolate Pie has Baileys in every chocolaty layer – the filling, the ganache and the whipped cream! It’s an easy chocolate pie recipe that is smooth, velvety, and simply to die for!



  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 10 tbsp butter, melted


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


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



  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. Once melted, add remaining milk and cornstarch mixture and whisk together.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil, whisking constantly. It will begin to thicken.
  7. Once boiling, whisk continuously for about 2 minutes, until fully thickened.
  8. Pour mixture into crust.
  9. Refrigerate for about an hour, then make ganache.
  10. To make the ganache, but chocolate chips into a metal bowl.
  11. 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.
  12. Immediately cover with clear wrap and let sit for about 5 minutes.
  13. Remove wrap and whisk until smooth.
  14. Grab pie from refrigerator and pour ganache over top of the pie, spreading into an even layer.
  15. Place pie back in the refrigerator to cool while you make the whipped cream.  Directions for Baileys Chocolate Whipped Cream.
  16. Once you’ve made the whipped cream, spread it or pipe it on top of the pie.
  17. Once the pie is cooled through, a total cooling time of about 4-5 hours, serve.


  • Serving Size: 1 Slice
  • Calories: 407
  • Sugar: 24.2 g
  • Sodium: 134.8 mg
  • Fat: 26.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.4 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.3 mg

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  1. caroline

    So delicious! And easy to make, too. I’ve been getting all my dessert recipes from your website, and they are all amazing! Thank you 🙂

  2. Maria

    I’ve been making this every St. Paddy’s Day, but with all the chaos this year (being about to go the the store AND the store having cream), I didn’t get to make it until today. I wanted you to know that this pie is what St. Patrick’s Day IS in my home!! But I also wanted to tell you that I made a small change this year that was amazing…I just didn’t feel like grahm cracker today but have been craving a nice buttery flaky pie crust. So, I switched out grahm cracker for a blind baked pie crust, and OH WOW it’s amazing! Crazy rich, but we all deserve crazy rich right now! Thanks for having the BEST recepie blog site ever!

  3. Lauren Morse

    Hi Lindsay! I’ve made nine or ten of your desserts now and they’ve all turned out beautifully! I’m going to make this pie for Friendsgiving this week, and I just have a question – how does the crust set up without baking it?

    1. Lindsay

      That’s wonderful to hear, Lauren! The crust of this one sets in the fridge with the butter, which holds it all together. That said, you could certainly pre-bake it so that it holds together a little more. I often like to pre-bake crusts, but left this one no bake. You could even add a tablespoon or two of sugar to it to sweet it up a little. Or even use a chocolate cookie crust. I hope you enjoy it!

  4. Julia Stearns @ Healthirony

    I love these awesomeness Baileys chocolate pie! This look so great, especially with that graham cracker crumbs!

  5. Krithika

    I have been obsessing about Baileys and chocolate lately and would love to make this for my birthday dessert this year! I have a couple of questions please. I’m guessing I can just skip the ganache? I like the idea of the pudding filling + whipped cream. Can I use a regular baked pie crust for this? Also, what piping tip did you use here, it looks gorgeous!

    1. Lindsay

      Yes, you could skip the ganache and a regular crust should be fine. It’s been quite a while since I made this, but it was probably a Wilton 1M or 2D tip.

  6. Jackie

    Have you ever tried making this in a tart pan instead of a pie plate? I love the look of tarts more than pies personally 🙂 I’m also wondering if a 9″ tart pan would be deep enough or if I should go with a 10″ instead. Any recommendations?

    1. Lindsay

      I haven’t tried it. Some 9 inch pans have high sides. If yours doesn’t though, I might go with the 10 inch.

      1. Jackie

        So I made it a few nights ago and it worked very well in my 10″ tart pan. If I had used the 9″ it definitely would have overflowed 😉

        Oh and my hubby said of all the things I’ve baked over the years this one was fighting hard for #1 !

  7. jayneflower

    This is a delicious pie but it never set. The filling was runny and the ganache was drippy, even after sitting overnight in the fridge. So, into the freezer it went. It now has the consistency of a very firm “ice cream” pie but it did the trick as far as serving it goes.

    Any suggestions of where I might have gone wrong? I really had high hopes.

    1. Lindsay

      It’s very difficult to know from a distance what caused the problem. With both the filling and ganache being too thin, it almost sounds like too much liquid was added to one or the other, or both. For the filling, the cornstarch and cooking it on the stove should thicken it. The only thing that would thin out the ganache too much (that I can think of) is adding too much liquid.

  8. Jill Roberts

    This is a great Baileys chocolate pie recipe Lindsay , as you know I made it a short while ago and it was lovely, in fact have made it again since.

    1. Lindsay

      I’m not sure I understand your question. If you use the coffee creamer, it should be safe for kids since it isn’t alcoholic.

  9. Valerie

    This recipe looks delicious! I’d like to ask for your help with a quick question – are the chocolate chips milk chocolate or bittersweet? Thanks!

  10. Maria

    Love! I’ve seen so many recipes that go on and on about how it uses sooo much liquor and might be too strong, but have hardly any.  Thank you for giving it a punch!  I made this on St. Patty’s day, and we loved it but felt the density of the ganache was fighting the pudding. I made it again last night and did the ganache on the bottom.  The resukting texture was better.  Thank you so much, its a new favorite!

    1. Lindsay

      I love my spiked desserts with a kick. 😉 I’m glad you enjoyed it and were able to adjust it to your liking. Thanks Maria!

  11. krista

    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!

  12. Marilyn

    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!

  13. Genevieve

    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!


      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.

  14. Ridah Fatima

    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


      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.

  15. Erin

    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!

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  17. Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate

    I typically have zero interest in pie but I am a sucker for chocolate and this looks amazing!

  18. Gloria @ Simply Gloria

    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!

  19. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    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! 🙂


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

  20. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    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.

  21. Rachel @ Bakerita

    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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