Peppermint Ganache Pie

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There are only 6 ingredients in this pie, and it comes together in no time. Oh, and did I mention that it’s an Oreo crust full of chocolate ganache flavored with peppermint?

Yeah, this Peppermint Ganache Pie is pretty much the perfect pie for your holiday table.

Peppermint Ganache Pie with an Oreo Crust and filled with chocolate ganache that's been flavored with peppermint!

Why is it that green mint can be eaten all year round, but peppermint is only acceptable at Christmas? Is it because peppermint is red and white and therefore not acceptable any other time of year?

That’s just wrong. I think I’m going to start a movement: #PeppermintAllYear. What do you think?

How about #MoveOverGreenMint #PeppermintIsHereToStay?

Maybe it’s because they only make candy canes at Christmas? And why is that?? I mean, you can get holiday colored Cadbury Eggs now and they sell eggnog at Easter.

It makes no sense why I can’t satisfy my candy cane craving in June.

Also? As a food blogger? Not having the holiday candy 3 months before the holiday is kind of an egregious error on the parts of all the brands, everywhere.

Peppermint Ganache Pie with an Oreo Crust and filled with chocolate ganache that's been flavored with peppermint!

I mean, how pretty is this pie? It’s an Oreo crust filled with Chocolate Ganache. Is there anything better? (Except maybe…s’mores version?)

And not only is it chocolate ganache, it’s peppermint chocolate ganache. As in, the ganache has a peppermint flavor to it. Pretty much this pie IS peppermint. Which means I can only make it at the holidays.

And that makes me sad.

You know something else besides candy canes that should be available all year long?

Peppermint Ganache Pie with an Oreo Crust and filled with chocolate ganache that's been flavored with peppermint!

Holiday flavored coffee creamers. Pumpkin Pie Spice, Gingerbread, Peppermint, Sugar Cookie. COME ON, everyone loves them. Why do we have to make do with these amazing flavors only 3 months a year?

I guess International Delight would probably say it makes them special, to only be around once a year. I guess that makes this pie awfully special. Since it’s so special, you practically have to make it. It’s probably a law.*

(*It’s not a law, but wouldn’t that be cool?)

The ganache in this pie was made with chocoalte chips and heavy whipping cream, with some of International Delight’s Peppermint Chocolate Truffle Creamer added to it. It gives a delightfully peppermint flavor to the ganache. Chocolate and peppermint are total BFFs, you know. And ganache and pie are also BFFs. The logic there is that this pie should be your BFF.

And the best part about this pie? If you don’t love peppermint, you can use your favorite flavor coffee creamer. There are so many out there right now. I bet the White Chocolate Raspberry would be amazing too. Or the Gingerbread Latte!

However you roll, you can make your favorite flavor ganache pie by simply reducing the amount of heavy whipping cream and adding 1/4 cup of your favorite flavor creamer.

I used the peppermint flavor, because, well, duh. #PeppermintRulesTheDay

Peppermint Ganache Pie with an Oreo Crust and filled with chocolate ganache that's been flavored with peppermint!

At least today it does anyway… 🙂

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Peppermint Ganache Pie

This super rich pie has an Oreo crust and is filled with peppermint flavored ganache!


Ingredients:

For the Crust:



  • 22 Oreos, finely crushed

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted


For the Pie:



  • 12 ounces (about 1 package) semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1/4 cup peppermint flavored coffee creamer (such as Peppermint Chocolate Truffle International Delight), see note

  • 2-3 candy canes, crushed, for garnish


Directions:


  1. Make the crust: mix crushed Oreos and butter in a medium sized bowl using a fork. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9” pie plate. (You can use as small as an 8” but don’t go bigger than a 9” or you will need more filling.) Chill for at least 30 minutes before filling.

  2. When ready to fill the pie, heat the heavy whipping cream and creamer in a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup until it’s very hot, just before simmering. (About 90 seconds on high in my microwave.) Place chocolate chips in a medium sized bowl and pour hot cream over the top. Let it sit for 30 seconds, then whisk until smooth and thick. (If all of the chocolate chips do not want to melt, you can heat it in the microwave in 15 second increments, whisking between each, until melted and smooth.)

  3. Pour ganache into prepared crust. Chill until set, a few hours. Before serving, sprinkle with the crushed candy canes. The pie is best served after sitting at room temperature for about 10 minutes, so it’s easier to cut. The candy canes may dissolve a little on the pie after it's refrigerated but it won't ruin the look of the pie.


Notes:

You can substitute 1 cup of heavy whipping cream for the 3/4 hwc + 1/4 cup coffee creamer and add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract after the chocolate is melted and smooth. Add extract to taste.


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39 comments

  1. This pie looks gorgeous, Dorothy! I can’t believe there are only six ingredients in here. Sounds like such an indulgent and delicious pie for the holidays. Pinned!

  2. This looks amazing, Dorothy! I have a version of this in my freezer with those Hershey kiss candy canes chopped on top. I love yours!

  3. Yummers! This looks completely awesome. My family would LOVE it!

  4. I love peppermint and chocolate together and this pie looks fabulous.

  5. Oh my lanta!!! This pie looks out of these world! Who doesn’t love chocolate ganache, it is definitely my all time chocolate weakness ~ good ‘ole cream and chocolate. I love the addition of the peppermint creamer, it makes the pie so festive. #younailedit and pinned 😀 x 

  6. I will gladly join your campaign! Peppermint all year! 🙂 Love this pie!

  7. Wowzer! This pie looks so decadent! And, I’m kind of obsessed with candy canes already this year. Perfect!

  8. ahhhh that silky gorgeous ganache!!! Love the peppermint–such a perfect Christmas dessert!

  9. I could definitely enjoy peppermint all year long! This is one beautiful pie!

  10. I love that this is basically like eating piece of fudge, with an Oreo crust, in pie form. It looks so thick and decadent! Gorgeous pics and I would love a piece of this right now! Pinned of course!

  11. I’m going into a food coma as we speak. I. love. this. 

    PS yes, peppermint ALL YEAR LONG!!

  12. This dessert has it all. Love it 

  13. I just fainted. This pie looks amazing. Where do I sign up?

  14. Wow!! This pie is super pretty and I love how much peppermint you packed into each and every layer because I am a food for peppermint! So silky and perfect for holidays or all year long too.  Pinning!

  15. Ganache is a bakers secret weapon. 🙂 I love what you have done with this pie. The peppermint flavor really brings the holidays into this recipe.

  16. This is so Christmasy. I love it!

  17. A pie fill with peppermint ganache is nothing short of heavenly!  This is so perfect for Christmas!

  18. I love everything peppermint, but especially with chocolate. And I vote yes on peppermint all year long!

  19. This pie looks uber scrumptious! It *is* kind of strange that it’s hard to find candy canes in advance, yet craft stores start stocking Christmas merchandise in July, and the department stores in about September… I guess we’ll just have to stockpile now for next year 🙂

  20. Let’s start a movement!  This looks fantastic 🙂

  21. Dorothy, this pie is perfection . . seriously. .  and using the Peppermint Chocolate Truffle Creamer is genius!!

  22. I read your posts as much for your great sense of humor as for your recipes! 

  23. I NEED this in my life. NEED IT! Or at least a low carb version. Bookmarking and pinning.

  24. Oh girl you killed this pie.  It is fantastic!!

  25. I’m totally on board with the idea of peppermint all year long! This is sinful!

  26. #PeppermintAllYear FTW. Where do I sign? THIS PIE!!!!

  27. I am signing on as a member of the #PeppermintAllYear movement! This pie ….just imagining the creamy chocolate peppermint goodness is making my stomach growl! I will be making this with Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Peppermint Jojo’s so that my daughter can join in the fun!

  28. Chocolate and peppermint are two of my favourite things – and it’s in an oreo crust!  That’s just all kinds of amazing!  And the crushed candy cane on top is so pretty!

  29. This looks incredible Dorothy! Chocolate on chocolate – yes please!!! 

  30. You have no idea how all over this I am.

  31. YES! Pumpkin all year round, peppermint all year round, gingerbread all year round… We need to make this happen. I hate how all of the best flavors overlap because these holidays are too close together!

  32. What do you suggest for a gluten free crust instead of the chocolate Oreos??

    • You can use any Gluten-Free cookie as a substitute. Increase or decrease the butter in the crust just enough so that the crust sticks together. (Not all cookies have as much stickiness as Oreos do, so a regular wafer for instance would need a little more butter). Do they have a GF Oreo substitute?

  33. Silly question. Do you use the white center of the Oreos when you make the crust, or remove that before crushing the cookies? This pie looks great and I’m planning to make it to take to a Christmas dinner, thanks!!

  34. Apparently there are 2 comment sections…?
    Anyway, I don’t bake, but I LOVE this recipe!!! I’ve made it 4 or 5 times and plan to make it many, many more as long as I live–it’s a real keeper lol. Next time, I’m going to start with a pre-made Oreo crust (although I also considered making the crust with Mint Oreos sometime), and I always use the real peppermint extract and extra cream variation. Only place I could find real extract was Kroger. I personally don’t think it needs the crushed candy cane–unless you like chewing candy shrapnel.

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