December 06, 2011

Deck the Halls with Amaretto Pie

I have another Deelicious Sweet's recipe to share with you all.  This item was really popular with a certain friend (Hi Kim) during the holiday season when I was running Deelicious Sweets.  Kim and her hubby had a party a few weeks ago (the same party I brought the Pumpkin Cake to) and she requested I bring my Amaretto Cream Pie.  It's her absolute favorite!  Seeing as how Kim is so super sweet how could I resist?

Amaretto Cream Pie
Yield: 9-inch pie

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 T. sugar
  • 5 T. butter, melted
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond-flavored liqueur - I use Amaretto
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Garnish: toasted sliced almonds

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cracker crumbs, chopped sliced almonds, and sugar. Stir in melted butter until combined. Press mixture evenly into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 8 minutes; cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, soften gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water; let stand for 2 minutes. Microwave gelatine mixture on high in 30-second intervals until dissolved (approximately 1 minute total); set aside and let cool for 5 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar. Add liqueur, beating at low speed until smooth.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat cream at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Stir in gelatin mixture. Fold cream cheese mixture into cream mixture. Spoon into crust. Cover, and chill 4 hours before serving. Garnish with toasted sliced almonds, if desired.
Adapted from Paula Deen

Servings: 1 slice
Calories:  486
Total Fat:  32.4 g
Cholesterol: 91 mg.
Sodium:  291 mg.
Protein:  5.4 g.

In addition to baking and parties and Thanksgiving we have been decking the halls!

Are your halls decked, yet?


  1. LOL, wrong Kim!  I wish I lived near to her to party with her.  That would be a hoot!

  2. pie looks wonderful
    lovely ginger bread house too following your tweets :)
    regards Akheela

  3. I posted your pie on my blog and got raves.

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  5. Wow, that looks absolutely fantastic!!!!

  6. Deck the halls indeed! I wonder how fast that pie would last around me... I'd definitely hve to serve it for people, else I'd wolf the whole thing down myself!

  7. Wow, this looks delish and a perfect treat for the season.  I love anything almond flavored and the mousse-like texture looks SO good! Your daughter's gingerbread house turned out so cute! I made one with my Mom when I was about her age-- great memories! :) 

  8. Sweet and nutty - perfect for Kim (if it's the Kim I'm thinking about) !  :)  Love the pie! What a great little gingerbread house!  Watch out - soon she'll be decorating cakes if she doesn't already.

  9. Oooh, boy, your pie looks amazing!  And what a great gingerbread house....we used to make them when I was growing up, too :)


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