Brandy Alexander Pie


Try this cognac- and creme de cacao-flavored pie that is great for company. Be sure to make it ahead of time so it has time to chill.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin

  • ½ cup cold water

  • cup white sugar

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup cognac

  • 3 egg yolks

  • ¼ cup creme de cacao

  • 3 egg whites

  • 2 cups whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake crust in oven for 10 minutes; set aside.

  2. In a saucepan, allow gelatin to soften in cold water. Add 1/3 cup sugar, salt, and beaten egg yolks; blend together. Heat over low heat stirring until gelatin dissolves and mixture coats spoon. Do not bring to a boil.

  3. Remove from heat, stir in cognac and creme de cacao. Chill until mixture thickens.

  4. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; while beating, slowly add rest of sugar. Fold egg white and sugar mixture into the thickened filling.

  5. Whip the heavy cream and gently fold half of it into the cognac mixture. Pour into graham cracker crust; cover and refrigerate for an hour. Garnish with remaining whipped cream and chocolate curls.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

452 Calories
27g Fat
40g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 452
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 14g 68%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 108mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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