Eggnog Cream Pie with Cinnamon Vanilla Meringue

So it has been years since I have had eggnog, and I have really been wanting to try it for the past couple weeks! So what better way to try it than create a new delicious recipe! This eggnog cream pie is perfect for the holidays. Now I was experimenting this weekend and this recipe can either make six mini eggnog pies or 1 large eggnog pie. Want to mix it up a bit and make only a couple pies? This recipe can be easily halfed to only make three mini pies (which I did this weekend. This pie has a buttery graham cracker crust (easily store bought) as well as a creamy rich spiced eggnog cream in it as well as a light airy Cinnamon Vanilla meringue on top. These pies scream the holiday season and are ridiculously good!

 

Eggnog  Cream Pie with Cinnamon Vanilla Meringue 

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Wait time: 3-4 hours

Yields: 6 mini pies or 1 large pie

 

Ingredients:

Pie Filling: 

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups eggnog

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

 

Meringue Topping: 

3 egg whites

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 cup sugar

 

Crust: 

1 1/2 cups finely crushed graham cracker (you can use food processor for this)

1/3 cup white sugar

6 tablespoons butter melted

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

Don’t want to make crust? Just get store bought crusts! Easy and quick 🙂

 

Tools: 

Stove Top

Whisk

Oven

Piping bag (can substitute a regular sandwich bag if need be)

pot

pie tins

 

 

Instructions: 

Crust:  

  1. Mix all ingredients together until fully mixed.
  2. press into your pie tins and refrigerate until needed. (preferably 1-2 hours)
  • Note: If your crust is too wet add more graham cracker!

 

Filling:

  1. whisk all of your ingredients together in a bowl until fully mixed
  2. add to medium heat sauce pan. Continue  whisking as it cooks. 
  3. Once it has thickened and become pudding consistency remove from heat and add to chilled pie tins.
  4. let cool on counter for 5 minutes, and then place into refrigerator for 10-15 minutes

 

Meringue

  1. Move an oven rack to the highest position
  2. Preheat oven to 360 degrees Fahrenheit
  3. Have your egg whites at room temp, and then begin beating them  
  4. when bubbles appear add in your cream of tartar and continue beating
  5. Add your cinnamon, and vanilla, then begin gradually adding sugar.
  6. continue mixing until peaks form, transfer meringue into piping bag.
  7. pipe on top of pies however you desire
  8. Place pies on a cookie sheet
  9. place cookie sheet on top rack of oven,
  10. WATCH YOUR PIES, you want the meringue to brown but watch to prevent it from burning!
  11. Remove pies from oven and chill for 1-2 hours before serving!
  12. Enjoy!!

 

 

Thanks for reading! 

~Madeline