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Mar 12

Baileys Irish Creamer Cheesecake Pie

St. Patrick’s Day in a non-alcoholic bite! Baileys Irish Cream Creamer Cheesecake Pie uses Baileys Irish Cream Coffee Creamer to infuse cheesecake and ganache, all on top of a chocolate cookie crust. A delicious, minty pie that everyone can enjoy!


I am a firm believer that every girl needs several pairs of shoes. Purses too. Heck, even wallets. Oh, and scarves! My closet is a hoarder’s example of this belief.

It shouldn’t be any surprise then, I also firmly believe that, even if you’re not Crazy for Crust, you need more than one pie plate. And cake stand. I, myself, have 4 pie plates, and it’s not enough! Thanksgiving and Pi Day give my pie plates a run for their money.

{Pssst…you’re coming to my Pi Day Pie Party on Thursday, right? Link up your pies and win prizes? I hope to see you there!}

One of my new favorite pie plates was made for me by my good friend Lisa. She blogs over at Wine and Glue (so super funny AND creative, BTW) and she sells fun things in her Etsy store, Hummingbird’s View. One of her newest products is a 9″ pie plate with a personalized etched bottom. She made me one with my Crazy for Crust logo on it!

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{Pardon my white knuckling. I reallllllly didn’t want to drop it.}

How cute is this pie plate? You can get anything etched on the bottom. Your name. Your blog name. Your logo. Heck – wouldn’t that be SO cool if someone proposed on a pie plate? “Come on honey, let’s just eat one more slice!”

I love my pie plate (thanks Lisa!) and I know you’ll love one too. Be sure to come link up at the Pi Day Pie Party – you can enter to WIN a personalized etched pie plate from Hummingbird’s View! Party starts bright and early on Pi Day – Thursday, March 14 (3.14).

I was really scared to bake on my pie plate but Lisa assured me it was okay. I made this pie for a potluck on Thursday – so I didn’t get to eat much of it. But I did cut into it and peeking out underneath the crust is the logo, intact.


Let’s talk about this pie, mmmkay? Oh. MY GOD.

I wanted to do a Baileys pie because Baileys is my absolute favorite flavor. I’ll never forget finishing up fancy dinners with Baileys on the rocks. It always makes me feel so grown up.

But now that I have a kid, and I have lots of friends that don’t drink, I wanted to make something that everyone can have. When I saw that they sold Baileys Irish Cream Coffee Creamer I was so excited. And it tastes like the real thing – but I can drink it at breakfast.

It sat in my fridge for a few weeks while I dreamed up a recipe. I saw a cheesecake, but it was incomplete. Until I saw Ashton’s Bailey’s Irish Creamer ganache glaze on some donuts last week. It was my “lightbulb moment”. Irish cream ganache. Brilliant!


This cheesecake has a chocolate cookie crust. I actually used half Oreos and half Thin Mints because you all know how it is – you go to the cabinet to make something and what you want to use is half gone. But it was okay – this crust rocked it. Minty and chocolatey and perfect. But you can use any chocolate cookie combo you like – Oreos, Thin Mints, or a combo. I’ve written that in the recipe, so use what you like (or what you have on hand).

The cheesecake is a simple recipe. I like to add sour cream to my cheesecakes to make them creamier. And I added some of the Baileys Irish Creamer to the cheesecake mixture, to give it a little Irish Cream flavor. This pie plate is 9″ and it barely fit all the cheesecake mixture. Luckily it doesn’t grow much! I’d say to use a little less than all, in a 9″ pie plate. Otherwise, if you’re using a 9.5″ or bigger, use it all. It’ll be prettier.

Really though, the cheesecake is an afterthought to the ganache. OH MY GOD the ganache.

Thanks to Ashton, I made the perfect ganache…but I did measure for you. Not measuring gives me a twitch. You simpley melt chocolate chips and Baileys Irish Creamer together. Chill it and it totally firms up to a good pouring consistency. Again, I made too much – I’ve noted it in the recipe – but I’m sure you can find something to do with the leftover. {Hello, spoon, my name is Dorothy.}

The ganache ROCKS it. It’s minty and wonderful. I tasted a slice, since I’d never made this recipe before. I’m taking the rest of the pie to a potluck so I won’t get to eat any more. But I almost changed my mind – seriously. I wanted to say “screw the potluck” and eat the entire thing.


Seriously, it’s amazing. Trust me.

So, a girl needs lots of shoes, handbags, and pie plates. That would mean she needs lots of actual pie, right?

Bailey’s Irish Creamer Cheesecake Pie

A cheesecake pie made with Bailey's non-alcoholic creamer!


For the Crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (from Oreos, Thin Mints, or other chocolate cookies)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted

For the Cheesecake

  • 2 - 8 ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature (I used low-fat)
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sour cream, room temperature (I used low-fat)
  • 2/3 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream Coffee Creamer, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

For the Irish Cream Ganache

  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate, use what you like)
  • 1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream Coffee Creamer


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir cookie crumbs and melted butter in a medium sized bowl with a fork. Pour into 9” or 9.5” pie plate and press across the bottom and up the sides with your hands. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and sour cream and beat until smooth, scraping the sides of the bowl a few times. Add the cornstarch and coffee creamer and mix until smooth. Note: be sure all your ingredients are room temperature to avoid lumps!
  4. You can use a hand mixer but it is harder to get rid of the lumps.
  5. Pour carefully into pie plate. If using a 9” pie plate you can fit all but about a 1/2 cup of batter into the plate. It can be filled almost to the top, it won’t grow (much). Bake for 25 minutes, until cheesecake is no longer glossy on top and just starts to brown. It should still wiggle a little in the center. Cool completely before adding the ganache! (The refrigerator can help you chill it faster.)
  6. While the cheesecake is cooling, place chocolate chips and Bailey’s Irish Creamer in a small bowl. Microwave for about 45 seconds, stirring once halfway through. Stir until the chocolate chips have melted completely.
  7. Refrigerate until firm enough to pour without being runny about 45 minutes - 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  8. Once pie and ganache are both cooled, pour about 1/2-3/4 of the ganache over the top of the cheesecake. You won’t use all the ganache, but that’s okay. Eat it with a spoon.
  9. Chill overnight before cutting. Store in refrigerator.

Non-Alchoholic Bailey's Cheesecake Pie  with an Oreo crust!

Connect with Hummingbird’s View:
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Other Cheesecake and Baileys goodness:

Peanut Butter Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Peanut Butter Cookie Cheesecake Bars 1 words

Baileys Pudding Shots


Sweets from friends:
Easy Chocolate Donuts with Irish Cream Ganache by Something Swanky
Cake Batter Cheesecake by Wine and Glue
Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars by That Skinny Chick Can Bake

I was given a pie plate etched with my logo to try and review at no cost to me. All opinions are 100% my own.

82 comments on “Baileys Irish Creamer Cheesecake Pie

  1. Holy crow, Dorothy, that looks stupid good!


  2. Holy smokes, that pie looks unflippin’ believable! Yum and double yum! Pinned for sure!


  3. Holy heck, woman! I love Baileys, and I reeeeeally love ganache. I totally need this cheesecake!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 12th, 2013 at 6:27 pm

      This one was unbelievable Stephanie. I know I always say that but this one is at the top of the charts!


  4. Yum, these looks delightful, Dorothy! I don’t drink but have heard so much about Baileys…can’t wait to try this out for some Irish flavour! 🙂


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 12th, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      It tastes just like the real thing, but alcohol free! So it’s totally perfect!


      • sherry pappan replied on April 27th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

        These sound wonderful, do you think they could be made ino bars rather than pie form? Thanks, Sherry

        • Dorothy Kern replied on April 27th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

          I definitely think so! The crust and cheesecake really filled up the pie plate, so I’d use a 9×13″ pan if you were to make them into bars. Let me know how it works!

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  6. That is THE SILIKIEST Ganache I have ever seen!!!! Does it ever really set up? Or does it stay drippy? Sometimes ganache does set but appears drippy and glossy. Like the ‘wet look’ with hair gel. lol

    This is amazing. I am in love with Baileys. The real thing and the creamer. My Thurs post is all about it!

    This is one of my fave things of yours!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 12th, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      It really did firm up, I was just impatient. 🙂 The leftover was in my fridge for awhile and was thick. Not truffle thick, but frosting thick! 🙂 Thanks Averie! I’m addicted to Baileys!


  7. This pie is made of awesome sauce! Seriously, it looks amazing! I made some mini Irish Cream cheesecakes over the weekend, but I used the alcohol infused Baileys. And I made a chocolate sauce similar to yours but I made mine thicker. It was similar to fudge. Your sauce just looks amazing. I think I am going to get some of the Baileys coffee creamer and try this out. Have you ever made any cakes with other coffee creamer flavors? Now you’ve got me thinking, I bet some of the other flavors would make awesome tasting cheesecake as well!

    Hope you have a good evening!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2013 at 6:49 am

      I’ve made a frozen pie with another flavor. But I am SO trying this ganache with others. And I know that several people have done cookies and cakes with coffee creamers!


      • Julie replied on March 13th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

        Thanks for the info, Dorothy! I bought a couple flavors today. The regular Baileys Coffee Creamer and the Baileys Brown Butter Pecan flavor. I see some tasty treat experimentation going on in the near future!

        • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2013 at 6:13 pm

          Oh, let me know how that brown butter pecan one is. My mouth is watering!!

  8. Move over Cheesecake Factory–this looks like a window, XOXO


  9. So much awesome in one little pie! Love this!


  10. This look so good! Seriously, I want a piece now!


  11. It can’t get any better than this! I really love that creamer… it’s so good! The best really. 🙂


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2013 at 6:47 am

      I know! It tastes exactly spot on. Thanks Rachel!


  12. Love the pie plate! I have an addiction to cake stands. I think I have 8 so far. I just buy them and hide them in my hutch so my husband doesn’t know.

    P. S I want this pie!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2013 at 6:47 am

      Ha, I’m getting that way too. I’ve got 5 and counting…


  13. Thanks Dorthy for making a non alcohol version. I does look delicious. Perfect for PI day–or any day!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2013 at 6:46 am

      As much as I love the real thing, I love the one everyone can eat almost better. Otherwise I’m the only one eating it! Ha!


  14. Yes, I have multiple pie plates, but now I want one of these! And this pie sounds amazing!


  15. Love, love, love your personalized pie plate! And that rich, chessecakey goodness is just begging to be enjoyed. Yum!


  16. That is such a cute pie plate Dorothy! And yes, we need lots of pie plates, cake stands, shoes, purses, jewelry, jeans, and yoga pants! The last one is mainly for me after eating lots of pie! The ganache really does look amazing!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2013 at 6:44 am

      Thanks Tanya! And yes, lots of yoga pants, lol. 🙂


  17. What an amazing idea for a pie! I love how the many different things come together in one dessert. Pinning!


  18. I’m deifnitely drooling (so professional). This looks AMAZING! Perfect for pie day or St Patricks day. Putting thin mints in pie crust sounds like one of the greatest ideas I’ve ever heard, BTW!


  19. I LOVE this pie! I saw it yesterday on Pinterest. I’m totally making it!!

    Lisa is so smart! I mean, how many times have you dropped off a pie for someone and then you have to track them down to get your pie plate back??!! No more labeling. THANK YOU LISA!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      That’s a great idea Meghan! And I hope you like the pie!


  20. I too am addicted to Baileys. This looks amazing! I’m sure the Bailey’s ganache is to die for!


  21. loving the adorable pie dish Dorothy! And this extremely decadent AND festive cheesecake. I’d like to drink that ganache.


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      Yeah, we can share a straw Sally…


  22. I only have one pie plate but I think I need to add another one to my meager collection. Having a plate etched with my blog name would be so cool! And this Baileys Irish Creamer Cheesecake Pie looks drool worthy. That ganache is killing me!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 13th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

      It killed me too, lol. You totally need more pie plates!


  23. Mmmm perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Love it 🙂


  24. I NEED this pie and that pie plate! well not your pie plate obvi:)


  25. Holy moley does that pie look good! I love the creamer ganache on top! I have extra creamer in my fridge to use up! And that pie plate…that is so crazy cute!!!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 14th, 2013 at 6:09 am

      You MUST make this ganache Jocelyn. MUST. I can’t wait to try it with other flavors!


  26. Oh I love all the baileys recipes that are around at the moment! Your pie looks just divine 🙂


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  28. This looks amazing! I am making it right now, and I hope it turns out great! I just noticed that you don’t say what temperature to bake at. I am assuming 350, but I thought I would give you the heads up so you can update your recipe. (:


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 17th, 2013 at 11:14 am

      Thanks Mindy! I need to do that. My bad!!


  29. Absolutely incredible recipe! I just made it and will try it tomorrow morning 🙂 I am writing a blog post on it, what temperature should it be baked at? I did 350, but I wasn’t sure and I want it to be precise for my post. Thanks 🙂


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 17th, 2013 at 11:08 am

      It was 350 – thanks for letting me know I forgot that! I hope you love it! 🙂


  30. Is it only me, but I don’t see a temperature to bake this. I am very exact in my baking and I am ready to put this in the oven. Very disappointing!


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  32. Yup, shoes, handbags and pie plates…love to collect them ALL. Your cheesecake is exquisite…so decadent and lip smackin’ good! Off to enter your giveaway!!! PS…thanks for the mention 🙂


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  34. That…looks…awesome!! I want some 🙂


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  43. Sorry if this is a silly question but did you use the cream in the Oreos in the base, or did you take it out? x


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 2nd, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      I leave it in and just crush up the whole thing!


  44. Wow. I’m not even sure what Bailey’s creamer is! But this recipe is really making me want to find out!


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 9th, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      It’s coffee creamer! If you can’t find the Bailey’s you can use any creamer flavor you want!


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  48. Bought all of the stuff without really reading the blog, silly me. Don’t have a pie plate. Any alternatives?


    • Dorothy Kern replied on March 15th, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      You can probably use a 9″ round pan (might be hard to get it out though, so maybe put some parchment down) or a springform pan!


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