Peppermint Bavarian Cream Pie


Perfect combination of chocolate and mint in a beautiful presentation for Christmas.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 10 mins
1 9-inch pie



  • 1 ½ cups crushed chocolate wafer cookies

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup butter, softened


  • ¼ cup cold water

  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin

  • 1 cup milk

  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 egg whites

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • cup crushed peppermint candy

  • ½ (1 ounce) square bittersweet chocolate, grated


  1. Stir crushed chocolate wafer crumbs, 1/4 cup white sugar, and softened butter together in a bowl. Press into an 8-inch pie plate. Refrigerate until set, at least 15 minutes.

  2. Pour water into a bowl and sprinkle gelatin over the top; let sit until gelatin softens, 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbling. Beat egg yolks and 1/2 cup white sugar together in a bowl. Pour hot milk into egg yolk mixture in a steady stream, whisking constantly. Return egg mixture to saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat.

  4. Stir gelatin mixture into egg-yolk mixture until gelatin melts and custard is well-combined; cool to room temperature. Stir in peppermint extract and vanilla extract.

  5. Beat egg whites in a glass or metal bowl until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form sharp peaks.

  6. Beat heavy cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl until medium-soft peaks form. Fold egg whites and whipped cream into custard. Pour custard into prepared crust. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy and grated chocolate. Chill pie in the refrigerator until set, 8 hours to overnight.

Cook's Note:

My family likes this best the next day because the candy melts and adds a lot of peppermint flavor (top of pie turns pink). I add more crushed candy to still provide the crunch.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

456 Calories
23g Fat
57g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 456
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 13g 64%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 222mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 150mg 3%

* 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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