Baileys Chocolate Pie

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!

A slice of Baileys Chocolate Pie on a white plate with a fork

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
Recipe

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

Description

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!


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. 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.

Nutrition

  • 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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64 Comments
  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!

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