Perfect Coffee Cream Pie for Every Occasion

In this recipe article, I’ll reveal the secret of making a delicious coffee cream pie that will become a household favorite. Whether you consider yourself a coffee lover, a pie enthusiast or both, this recipe is perfect to satisfy your cravings. The creamy coffee custard filling infused with the rich chocolaty flavor is sure to have your taste buds tingling with joy.

Are you looking for a new way to treat your loved ones or surprise your friends? Or maybe you want to celebrate that special occasion in style? What better way than a decadent chocolate pie with a unique coffee twist! This coffee cream pie is easy to make and promises to impress everyone who tries it.

Assemble the ingredients, get ready to roll up your sleeves and let’s make an irresistible coffee cream pie that tastes like it came straight out of Martha Stewart’s kitchen!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Cream Pie!
Coffee Cream Pie!

Just the thought of biting into a creamy and decadent slice of Coffee Cream Pie is enough to make anyone’s mouth water. But this recipe is not just any cream pie; it is the ultimate coffee lover’s dream come true.

With its smooth and velvety coffee custard filling, you will experience a burst of rich coffee flavor with every bite. The pie itself is perfectly balanced between sweetness and bitterness, thanks to the sweetened condensed milk and instant espresso powder in the recipe.

Moreover, the buttery chocolate pastry crust provides an excellent contrast to the smooth coffee custard filling, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the dessert. Together, these ingredients create a perfect blend that you won’t be able to resist.

But, if you’re still not convinced, consider this: coffee has been scientifically proven to boost mood and alertness levels. This means that with each bite of our Coffee Cream Pie, not only will you satisfy your sweet cravings, but you’ll also experience a little extra pep in your step!

So, whether you need a sweet pick-me-up or want to indulge in something special, this Coffee Cream Pie recipe will have you falling head over heels in love with its exquisite taste and undeniable appeal. Try it for yourself today and discover why this recipe has become a classic among coffee lovers worldwide!

Ingredient List

 A creamy delight for coffee lovers!
A creamy delight for coffee lovers!

Ingredients for the Chocolate Pastry Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons ice water (or more, as needed)
  • 1/4 cup crushed Oreo cookies for garnish (optional)

Ingredients for the Coffee Cream Filling

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup coffee creamer
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 4 oz chopped chocolate, preferably dark (70%)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract or coffee liqueur
  • Martha Stewart Coffee Cream pod, brewed into a separate cup of hot water

Ingredients for the Coffee Meringue

  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup brewed cold brew coffee or extra strong coffee using instant coffee granules or espresso powder
  • Chocolate shavings and whipped cream for garnish.

The Recipe How-To

 This pie will give your taste buds a caffeine boost.
This pie will give your taste buds a caffeine boost.

Let me guide you through the process of making this decadent chocolate coffee cream pie. This pie makes for a perfect dessert with its combination of creamy custard, smooth coffee, and decadent chocolate in every bite.

Step 1: Make the Crust

First off, you need to preheat your oven to 350°F. You can either create your own crust or purchase one at your nearest grocery store. If you plan on baking your own crust, follow the recipe to make a chocolate pastry crust that pairs perfectly with the rest of the pie’s flavors.

Step 2: Make the Custard Filling

While your crust is baking, it’s time to move on to making the filling for this delicious pie. Begin by mixing 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of flour, and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a saucepan. Once fully combined, gradually stir in 3 cups of milk and cook over low heat until thickened.

Step 3: Add Coffee Flavors

Now it’s time to add coffee flavors into your custard mixture! Start by brewing 2 cups of cold brew coffee or strong coffee. Then, whisk 4 egg yolks, 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder, and 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules together in another bowl until fully blended. Next, gradually stir in some of the warm milk mixture into the egg mixture until fully combined. Once thoroughly mixed, pour the egg-milk mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining milk mixture and continue cooking over low heat until thickened (for about five minutes).

Step 4: Add Chocolate

Now that your coffee custard is ready to go, it’s time to add some rich chocolate flavor! Stir in 4 oz of chopped semisweet chocolate and whisk rapidly until smooth and creamy.

Step 5: Pour and Bake

Pour the filling into the chocolate pastry crust (you should have one pre-baked or a store-bought one). Bake for about 40-45 minutes in your preheated oven at 350°F until firm. You’ll know the pie is ready when the center appears set after gently shaking the pan.

Step 6: Chill and Serve

Once you take out the pie from the oven, let it cool on a wire rack for about an hour. Then chill it in the fridge overnight or at least for a few hours until it’s firm. Finally, serve cold with whipped cream or any other toppings of your choice!

Now that you know how to make this delicious and easy coffee cream pie, there’s no excuse not to try it out yourself!

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect blend of coffee and cream.
The perfect blend of coffee and cream.

Coffee Cream Pie is already a delicious and versatile recipe, but there are even more ways to customize it according to your preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations to spice up your cream pie game:

– Chocolate lovers can upgrade their Coffee Cream Pie with a decadent chocolate pastry crust or sprinkle some chocolate shavings on top for garnish. You can also add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder to the custard filling for a chocolatey twist.

– Cold Brew fans can use cold brew coffee instead of instant espresso or coffee granules in this recipe. The smooth coffee taste will blend perfectly with the creamy pie filling. You can also mix in a little Irish coffee ice cream or coffee liqueur for an extra kick.

– Oreo Cookies fans can replace the traditional crust with an oreo cookie one. Simply crush about 20 Oreo cookies into fine crumbs and mix them evenly with 4 tablespoons of melted butter. Press the mixture firmly onto the pie plate and bake it for 8 – 10 minutes at 350°F (180°C) before adding the filling.

– Experiment with different whipped toppings such as coffee meringue cream or cream cheese frosting, for an additional layer of flavor.

– Make mini pies instead of a large one by using individual pieces of pie crust or mini tart pans. It’s easy to make different variations for each person’s preferences such as sugar-free or gluten-free versions with sugar substitutes or almond flour instead of all-purpose flour.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to coffee cream pie! Don’t be afraid to get creative and try different flavors until you find your perfect combination.

Serving and Pairing

 This dreamy coffee cream pie is an absolute treat.
This dreamy coffee cream pie is an absolute treat.

Ah, the moment of truth has arrived. With the coffee cream pie filling perfectly set, it’s time to indulge in this scrumptious dessert. So, how should you serve and pair this delectable creation?

Personally, I prefer a generous dollop of freshly whipped cream on top of my coffee cream pie – the airy sweetness cuts through the richness of the chocolate and coffee flavors beautifully. For an extra kick, infuse your whipped cream with some Irish coffee ice cream or a splash of coffee liqueur.

When it comes to pairing, you can never go wrong with another cup of joe on the side. I recommend a cold brew coffee to complement the creamy filling and chocolate crust garnish. The smooth coffee notes in the pie will enhance the refreshingly crisp taste of the cold brew, making for a flawless duet.

If you’re feeling extra fancy, why not embrace your inner Martha Stewart and serve your coffee cream pie with a hot cup of mocha espresso or decadent chocolate shavings? The velvety texture of the pie contrasts beautifully with the bold bitterness of espresso or cocoa powder.

Whether served for a special occasion or savored on an ordinary day, this pie is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth craving. Just remember to share it (or don’t if you don’t want to) with loved ones – sharing is caring after all!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Rich, smooth, and oh so decadent!
Rich, smooth, and oh so decadent!

As a barista, I understand the importance of being able to prep ahead and store delicious treats for later consumption. When it comes to our heavenly Coffee Cream Pie, you can easily make it ahead of time and store it in the fridge for later.

Firstly, after preparing the pie, wrap it tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap, and then store it in the refrigerator. It can stay fresh in the fridge for up to three days. When ready to serve, let it sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes, then slice and enjoy.

For those days when you crave the taste of Coffee Cream Pie but do not want to go through the baking process again, reheating is an option. You can reheat by placing individual slices in the microwave for a few seconds until warm, or place in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 10-15 minutes.

If you are making this pie with cold brew coffee, it is an easy step to brew more coffee than you need for your recipe and use any leftover to make delicious iced coffee drinks. Just add a bit of creamer, ice cubes and shake or blend them together.

Do note that, while this Coffee Cream Pie is quite indulgent and perfect as is, you can certainly pair it with some Irish coffee ice cream or a cup of mocha espresso to complement its flavors.

Overall, by being able to make-ahead, store and reheat our Coffee Cream Pie recipe you will be able to satisfy those sweet tooth cravings whenever they may arise.

Tips for Perfect Results

 One bite and you'll be hooked...
One bite and you’ll be hooked…

Brewing a good cup of coffee is an art, and it requires a lot of patience and care. Here are some tips for creating the perfect coffee cream pie:

1. Cold Brew is Key

Using cold brew coffee instead of hot brewed coffee gives your pie a smoother, less acidic flavor. Not only does it taste better, but cold brew also eliminates any bitterness, which can overpower the chocolate in this pie.

2. Use Quality Instant Coffee or Espresso

For those who don’t have access to cold brew, quality instant coffee granules or espresso powder would do just fine! Choose a high-quality brand to ensure you get the best flavor out of your filling.

3. Keep Your Ingredients Cold

When making the crust or filling, make sure all ingredients are chilled before you start mixing them together. Cold ingredients help produce a flakier crust and smoother filling.

4. Thoroughly Preheat Your Oven

Ensure your oven is preheated to the temperature specified in your recipe before baking your pie; this step will help cook the custard filling evenly and will further prevent leaking from the crust.

5. Don’t Over-Mix Your Batter

While making the filling for your pie, avoid over-mixing the batter; overmixing encourages gluten development and will make for a more rubbery texture in the baking process.

By following these tips, you’ll create a perfectly rich and decadent chocolate-coffee cloud in every bite!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you are looking for a delicious and decadent dessert to impress your guests or simply to treat yourself, the Coffee Cream Pie recipe is the one for you. This pie showcases the perfect balance of rich chocolate and smooth coffee flavors that will leave your taste buds dancing.

Not only is this Coffee Cream Pie easy to make, but it also offers endless possibilities for variations and substitutions. From adding espresso powder to the cream filling to garnishing with whipped cream, the choices are endless. You can make this pie your own and experiment with different flavors until you discover your perfect combination.

Overall, Coffee Cream Pie is more than just a dessert — it’s an experience. Savor each bite slowly and enjoy the layers of creamy goodness that will transport you to a land of pure bliss. Trust me, once you try this recipe, it will become a staple at every gathering or special occasion. So roll up your sleeves, stock up on ingredients, and start baking!

Coffee Cream Pie!

Coffee Cream Pie! Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pie
Calories 305.8 kcal


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup strong coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 baked pastry shells


  • 12 egg whites
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Heat oven to 350.
  • Combine flour, salt and sugar, mix well.
  • Add in the coffee and milk.
  • Cook until thick, and stir constantly.
  • Slowly stir in beaten yolks, cook 1 minute.
  • Add butter, combine.
  • Let cool well.
  • When cooled, pour into shell.
  • Beat whites until frothy. Gradually add in the sugar and vanilla extract, & continue to beat until stiff.
  • Top pie with meringue.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 166gCalories: 305.8kcalCarbohydrates: 38.6gProtein: 8.9gFat: 12.9gSaturated Fat: 4.8gCholesterol: 59.1mgSodium: 278.4mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 23.4g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Dessert, Easy, Pie
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