4.52 from 33 votes

Eggnog Pie

This creamy and sweet Christmas dessert is a family favorite for the holidays. Eggnog Pie is easy to make with a pre-made pie crust and eggnog cream pie filling.

eggnog pie with a glass of eggnog and holiday decor

This eggnog pudding pie is almost no-bake if it weren’t for the crust. I look forward to the holidays when eggnog is plentiful at the local stores and I can’t make all my favourite eggnog desserts.

I shared it with a few friends and they were blown away at how delicious it is. Even my friends who were iffy on eggnog loved it. I am a HUGE eggnog fan so I could eat this festive pie all year long.

The prep and cook time is only 22 minutes. The hardest part is waiting for the pie to chill in the fridge. I recommend letting it chill for at least four hours or overnight. That way you can cut yourself the perfect piece of pie!


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    To make this eggnog pie recipe, you’ll need these ingredients.

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    • 9-inch pie crust – You can make your own homemade crust, use a frozen crust or my personal favorite, a refrigerated pie crust. I find Pillsbury pie crusts bake perfectly and don’t break apart when you cut a slice.
    • Vanilla instant pudding – Just use the actual vanilla pudding powder from the box. You don’t need to prepare the pudding as directed on the box. I use the 4 serving size.
    • Eggnog – I use regular eggnog and not the “light” version. I want creamy! Try my homemade eggnog.
    • Ground nutmeg
    • Rum extract – You can usually find this product in the baking aisle with the vanilla extract. If you can’t find it, you can substitute vanilla extract.
    • Cool Whip – Use any brand of frozen whipped topping. Make sure you thaw it in the fridge first. You can also use homemade stabilized whipped cream.
    eggnog pie ingredients

    How to Make

    1. Bake the pie crust according to package directions. Let cool.

    2. Add vanilla pudding mix, eggnog, nutmeg and rum extract to a large mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer on a low speed for 2 minutes until thickened. 

    eggnog pie prep

    3. Fold in Cool Whip.

    4. Spread mixture into baked sheet shell. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

    eggnog pie prep

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    Pie Crust Options

    You have a few different choices for what kind of pie crust to use.

    1. Pre-made refrigerated pie crust dough – I like Pillsbury’s refrigerated pie crust. Follow the directions on the package to bake the crust. This is the pie crust I use.
    2. Frozen pie crust – Bake the crust according to package directions.
    3. Homemade pie crustLive Well Bake Often has a great recipe if you want to DIY. 
    4. Graham cracker pie crust – You can buy the pre-made graham cracker pie crusts from the baking aisle or make your own. I like this recipe from Sugar Spun Run.
    5. Shortbread cookie crust – Keep with the Christmas theme and use shortbread cookies to make your crust. Check out this recipe from Crazy for Crust.
    6. Gingersnap crust – Add a little holiday spice with a festive crust. I like this recipe from The View from Great Island.
    a slice of eggnog pie on a spatula

    Storage Instructions

    I recommend storing this pie in the refrigerator to keep it chilled. You can store it for up to three days.

    And guess what? This is a freezer-friendly pie! Cover and freeze for up to three months in your freezer. 

    When you want to eat it, thaw the frozen pie on the counter top for about an hour. 

    When do stores start to sell eggnog?

    That’s going to depend on where you live. In my area (Ontario, Canada), I started seeing eggnog at the grocery stores in early to mid October. However, our local dairy offers it year round! Eggnog in July? Yes, please!

    One of my friends, who lives in Arizona, said she can buy eggnog all year long at her local Walmart. Lucky!

    A slice of eggnog pie on a white plate

    Eggnog Recipes

    I have several eggnog recipes in my recipe box. Add these recipes to your holiday must-try list.

    Eggnog Pie Toppings

    Eat it plain “as is” or garnish with a few different toppings. Some ideas include the following.

    • Sprinkle of nutmeg
    • Whipped cream or Cool Whip
    • Caramel sauce
    • Vanilla ice cream (or eggnog ice cream if you can find it!)
    • Sprinkle of cinnamon
    a slice of eggnog pie on a plate with a bite off the end

    When to Serve Eggnog Pie

    Since it’s a seasonal festive dessert, I typically serve it for Christmas. It makes a wonderful addition to your Christmas dinner spread. Move over pumpkin pie!

    If you freeze it, you can enjoy it months later when eggnog is no longer in season.

    A slice of eggnog pie on a plate with a fork

    Pie Recipes

    You’ll also love these Eggnog Pudding Shots and Eggnog Donuts.

    What is your favorite eggnog dessert?

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    4.52 from 33 votes

    Eggnog Pie

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 6
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 12 minutes
    Additional Time 4 hours
    Total Time 4 hours 22 minutes
    This creamy and sweet Christmas dessert is a family favorite for the holidays. It's easy to make with a pre-made pie crust and eggnog cream pie filling.


    • 1 9-inch pie crust
    • 1 package vanilla instant pudding 4-serving size package
    • 1 ½ cups eggnog
    • ½ tsp nutmeg
    • ¼ tsp rum extract
    • 2 cups Cool Whip thawed
    • whipped cream, nutmeg optional toppings


    • Bake the pie crust according to package directions. Let cool.
    • Add vanilla pudding mix, eggnog, nutmeg and rum extract to a large mixing bowl. Beat with a mixer on a low speed for 2 minutes until thickened. Fold in Cool Whip.
    • Spread mixture into baked pie shell. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.


    I used a Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust.
    Use the instant vanilla pudding mix powder. DO NOT make the pudding.


    Serving: 1g | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword eggnog custard pie, eggnog pie, eggnog pudding pie

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    1. SingSingMama says:

      Will be making Eggnog Pie to bring to Thanksgiving Dinner! It will be a hit. I love pumpkin but it gives me heartburn.

    2. Sherry Pavone says:

      Can u use a pre-made crust like a graham crust or a short bread crust or the new nut crust now

    3. Can you use rum in place of rum extract?

    4. Charlyne Steele says:

      4 stars
      It was good but not great — and, certainly did not taste like eggnog.

    5. I have not made this pie yet but plan to do so in the next week. It sounds delicious

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