There are so many things that I always want to try, but never actually make time to do: create an efficient space under my washroom sink, DIY crafts, host a party with cute signature drinks, etc. At the top of the list is actually trying to make some of the desserts that I’m always pinning to my Pinterest board!
With the start of the new year (and wow, I can't believe it's 2018!!) I thought I’d actually try to accomplish one of these goals by trying to make one of the no-bake pie recipes I had pinned. It ended up being super easy to make and everyone LOVED IT. I’ve now made it a bunch of times to bring to different events, each time testing different toppings to see what comes out the best.
I originally found this recipe on Home is Where the Boat Is and am having amazing results with it, with some slight variations on toppings and cookie crusts depending if I’m making it gluten-free or not. I’ve also included everything with the Canadian and American verbage so people like me aren’t stuck googling the different phrases while at the supermarket!
I tried making the crust a few different ways and eventually found that it’s simply easiest to toss all the cookies in the blender and let it do the work. My first attempt, I actually put the cookies in my mixer first and then blender, but the results were the same in the end.
It’s really easy to make this recipe gluten-free (as I’ve done a few times now) simply by using gluten-free cookies instead. I used Enjoy LIfe's Double Chocolate Gluten-Free cookies for one crust, and it went really well. I honestly think that any hard cookie, regular or gluten free, would make a wonderful crust.
Be sure to let the crust harden in the fridge for at least an hour.
For chopping the chocolate bars, I actually found it easier to simply cut them into smaller pieces instead of leaving them in big chunks. That way, when I pour the boiled heavy cream/ whipping cream on top, it took no time for everything to soften and they easily mixed together.
Whip the cream and chocolate together until it is completely smooth. Take out your hardened pie crust and pour the mixture on top. Place it back in the fridge to set for 4 - 6 hours. I usually like to leave it overnight so that it's completely set (also, so that I'm not stressed about making it the day I plan on serving it!).
I like to put my toppings on about 20 minutes before I serve it; I found that when I put the strawberries on too far in advance, they would get soggy and sink into the chocolate.
There are SO many options for toppings on this pie -- it's chocolate! There's really nothing you can't add to it! So far, I've tried strawberries (as seen in the first photo) and sea salt with toffee bits (as seen below). Both options went over incredibly well with my guests. I was thinking that for next Christmas, crushed candy-canes would be an amazing addition.
No-Bake Chocolate Ganache Pie
Prep time crust: 15 min
Prep time filling: 20 min
Total time: 35 min
Makes 11” Tart
To Make the Crust:
To Make the Filling:
Additional Topping (if wanted):
Hi, I'm Alexandra! I love reading (largely YA fiction, but sometimes I'll read "adult" books), playing board games, Nutella, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix with my husband.