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Frozen Brandy Alexander Pie

A shot of Kahlúa and brandy make this boozy, creamy, frozen Brandy Alexander pie a delicious decadent dessert that is for adults only.

A shot of Kahlúa and brandy make this boozy, creamy, frozen Brandy Alexander pie a delicious decadent dessert that is for adults only.

side view of a slice of pie on a white plate with a metal fork

Just a warning, this pie is for adults only.  There is a shot of Kahlúa and a shot of Brandy in it and since there is no cooking involved to burn off some of the alcohol, it is boozy as all get out.  The Husband said he thought he got a buzz just after eating one slice.

Sorry Junior, there is some plain vanilla ice cream for you in the freezer.  This here is for Mommy and Daddy only.

The Husband thinks this is quite possibly one of the best desserts I have ever made.  It is so cool and creamy, and the cinnamon graham cracker crust?  Oh my gosh, why and I just now discovering these?  I may never go back to plain graham crackers again!

Just a quick note, make sure your whipped cream is well incorporated.  I had a little section on the bottom that wasn’t as firm as the rest of the pie.  Since alcohol doesn’t freeze on its own, I’m thinking that was the problem.

After finishing a slice of this pie, The Husband promptly picked up his plate and began to lick it.  No lie.  It’s that good.

Amendment 2/2/2013 – The original recipe I based this dessert on instructs you to let the pie freeze overnight (i.e. eight hours).  I suggest freezing it for 24 hours.  Every time I’ve made this dessert since, it has never been anywhere near set after eight hours.  The alcohol content in the pie is working against you in this case, causing the filling to freeze at a much slow rate.  Therefore, I’ve adjusted the recipe to allow for 24 hours before set.

Another tip, try freezing this in a deep freezer rather than a stand up freezer. A stand up freezer may not allow the pie to get cold enough to set.

 

A shot of Kahlúa and brandy make this boozy, creamy, frozen Brandy Alexander pie a delicious decadent dessert that is for adults only.
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Frozen Brandy Alexander Pie

A shot of Kahlúa and brandy make this boozy, creamy, frozen Brandy Alexander pie a delicious decadent dessert that is for adults only.
Prep Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day
Servings 8
Author Lisa B.

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1-1/2 sleeves cinnamon graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

Filling:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 14 oz. cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons Kahlúa
  • 4 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Shaved chocolate for garnish, optional

Instructions

For crust:

  • Process graham crackers, pecans, and sugar in a food processor until it becomes fine crumbs.
  • Combine crumbs with melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom and up the sides or a 12-inch springform pan.

Filling:

  • Using an electric mixer, beat cream at medium speed until stiff peaks form.
  • In a separate bowl, combine condensed milk, Kahlúa, brandy, and vanilla.
  • Carefully fold in whipped cream. Make sure the whipped cream is well-incorporated before pouring the mixture into the graham cracker crust.
  • Place pie in the freezer and freeze for at least 24 hours.
  • Garnish with shaved chocolate if desired.

Notes

This pie needs to set for at least 24 HOURS! Make sure you plan ahead accordingly.

 

16 Comments

  1. Desserts infused with alcohol are somehow always more delicious because of it. This pie looks seriously droolworthy!

    • Paul Schiratti

      This pie was a tasty but absolute disaster. I used a glass 10 inch pie plate and the pie was in my freezer for 48 hours. It did not freeze and the crust was frozen to the pie plate.

      • I’m sorry it did not work out for you, Paul. Did you freeze it in a deep freezer or a conventional freezer. I have always put the pie in my deep freezer to set. Maybe that was what made the difference?

  2. saw this on FG – and wow, it’s 5 o clock where I’m at right now 🙂

  3. Kahlua is my FAVE. It sounds awesome with sweetened condensed milk and brandy… so ready for a grown-up dessert night! 🙂

  4. WOW! I want this now!

  5. can i use whiskey instead of the brandy?

  6. 5 stars
    I made this pie for Christmas this year, and after reading some of the issues people were having I decided to reduce the brandy to 2 tbsp and the Khalua to 3 tbsp. My rationale was it was to much alcohol causing it not to freeze properly. I served the pie at a little under 24 hrs of freeze time and it was PERFECT!!! Perfect creamy texture, with a nice boozy undertone. I only had a 9 in spring form pan, so there was a lot of filling left, but the pie came out beautifully. EVERYONE loved it!!! I suggest reducing the brandy a bit (for presentation purposes) and you’ll create a delicious pie that will blow your guests away!!

  7. Do you serve this straight out of the freezer ?

  8. Can I use cool whip or something similar instead of whipping my own cream?

  9. Should you spray the springform pan with Pam before putting the crumbs in?

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