No-Bake Pecan Cream Pie Recipe (To Avoid a Family Fight on Thanksgiving, Make Two) by Donna John

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4 months ago

No-Bake Pecan Cream Pie Recipe (To Avoid a Family Fight on Thanksgiving, Make Two)

Thanksgiving is a time for family recipes and classics, but's also the perfect time to try new recipes. My grandma's pecan pie is the classic – and this no-bake pecan cream pie is the new kid on the block this year. This easy, creamy no-bake pie is incredibly delicious and beyond easy to make. I had it ready for the refrigerator in under 10 minutes. I'd say that was making dessert magic!

This simple no-bake pecan pie recipe has just a handful of ingredients. Here is your short and sweet shopping list: a premade graham pie crust, a can of sweetened condensed milk, instant vanilla pudding mixes, milk, pecans and non-dairy whipped topping. The only cooking involved, if you want to call it that, is toasting the pecans. You could skip this step, but it does bring out more flavor in the nuts.

After licking the whisk and bowl, I could not wait for this pecan cream pie to chill up in the fridge. Wow! It's one the entire family is going to love, and now I'm thinking I should have made two. Don't wait until the holidays to make this easy pie for your family. Serve it for dessert throughout the year. It's destined to be a family favorite.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus time to chill 
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes plus time to chill
Servings: 8


  • 1 9-ounce ready made graham crust
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup milk, cold
  • 2 boxes (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 1/2 cups pecans, toasted (divided)
  • 1 tub (8 ounces) non-dairy whipped topping

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Recipe Notes

  • To toast the pecans, put them into a dry skillet over medium heat and stir until they are hot. Do not walk away because they can burn quickly. You don't want any color on them, just for the oils in the pecans to be released, which makes them more flavorful.
  • Flip the lid from the graham crust over and use it as a lid.
  • You could use a 9-ounce premade shortbread crust instead of graham cracker.
  • If you use a 6-ounce pie crust, you will have filling leftover.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the sweetened condensed milk, cold milk, vanilla pudding mixes and 2 cups of the toasted pecans into a mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk to thoroughly combine.
  3. Fold in the whipped topping.
  4. Spoon the filling into the pie crust.
  5. Garnish with remaining pecans. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 386

Total Fat: 17.4g

Saturated Fat: 9.4g

Cholesterol: 16mg

Sodium: 438mg

Total Carbohydrate: 54.6g

Dietary Fiber: 0.9g

Total Sugars: 52.5g

Protein: 5.3g

Vitamin D: 0mcg


Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 199mg

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Elisa Schmitz
So easy, so quick, so delicious. I'm sold! But, I still may make your grandma's pecan pie, too. It's just SO good!
After chilling, does this firm up enough to be sliced?
Donna John
Yes, ma'am! We had it for Thanksgiving and it was a hit. Delicious. Sliced beautifully.
TY for the quick and easy alternative that seems to be much less in calories and saturated fats.
Martina Martin
No stars! This is a terrible recipe! Sure, it is "easy", but why do people continue to promote the use of products that contain hydrogenated oils, including palm oil; that non-dairy whipped cream isn't a healthy product and should not be consumed. Stop making, and stop encouraging people to make, "delicious" food out of things that should not be considered food!
Donna John
Most desserts are not good for you. This pie was delicious and something we enjoy on the holidays, not every day. Everything in moderation, Martina Martin . Thanks for sharing your opinion.

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