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Brandy Alexander Pie

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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2 h 10 m servings 452
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 9-inch pie)


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  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; 26.9 39.7 5.5 145 233 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I have been looking for this recipe for 15 years. Everyone loves it...especially women for some reason. It is light and tastes fantastic!!!

Most helpful critical review

The flavor was good but the filling didn't thicken properly. It started to crystallize instead. I ended up putting it in the freezer because it stayed too liquid otherwise.

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I have been looking for this recipe for 15 years. Everyone loves it...especially women for some reason. It is light and tastes fantastic!!!

With the holidays at hand I had be craving a Brandy Alexander (the drink). I accidently found this recipe and I sure was glad I did. It is WONDERFUL!! My husband loved it too!! Thanks for shar...

YUM! Made this for company a couple of nights ago and they went wild for it! Thank you for a great recipe!

A similar recipe appeared in the NYTimes magazine a gazillion years ago, and I used to make it often. It feel out of my repertoire and I was glad to be reminded if it and make it again.

Ooh, Ooh fantastic flavor with the cognac and creme de caca-not strong-just a casual hint of delightful liquer!

This is a reeeeeally good pie! Light, fluffy and sweet. Creamy, a little booze'y and with some chocolate curls on top - what woman could resist this? Girls night in!!

I made this for my husband for Valentines' Day. He is a tiramisu and creme caramel fan, so I figured this would hit the nail on the head . It is delightful, unique and a little boozy! I followed...

My mother used to make this back in the 70's (I was a child then.)She would make it for special occasions only,I still remember the taste of it. We were only allowed to have 1 tiny slice of it b...

If I became stranded on an island, I'd only want to eat this for the rest of my's that good! I'd eat this for morning, noon, and night, and I wouldn't worry about my waistline....