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Brandy Alexander Pie

A walnut biscoff crust filled with chocolate brandy mousse make this Brandy Alexander pie a sure hit for the holidays.

A brandy alexander pie viewed from above.  A creamy chocolate filling surrounded by dollops of whipped cream sprinkled with small pieces of toffee. The pie sits on a red velvet cloth and there is a pointsettia in the upper right corner. The words "brandy alexander pie" are in the lower right corner of the photo.

This week has been pretty crazy. I made it my policy some time ago not to watch election results on election night. Once you’ve voted, there’s nothing you can do about the outcome. People have usually decided long before who they’ll vote for so it’s just waiting for the vote to be counted.

To get my mind off politics, I started baking and listening to Christmas music. Regardless of your faith, there’s something uplifting about the winter holidays. Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa, all celebrate what’s good in us and I feel like the world could use a lot more good right now.

The view from above. A slice of brandy alexander pie sits on a white dessert plate with a lacey edge. The whole pie is at the top of the photo. The filling is a creamy milk chocolate color. The pie is encircled with dollops of whipped cream sprinkled with toffee bits.

I’m really looking forward to having my family together at Thanksgiving. We haven’t all been together in over a year so it will be precious time for us. Becky is flying in from Indiana. Matt and Tim live in town and may bring some friends over. I’ll invite some older folks from Church. We’ll eat till we can’t any more and celebrate the love we have for each other.

I’ve already got a Brandy Alexander pie in the freezer and I’ll be making more pies (apple, pecan, cherry) as our celebration nears.

I found this recipe along with the eggnog pie recipe in an old recipe box. I didn’t have creme de cacao so I just added chocolate to my pie. You could leave the alcohol out entirely for a dense chocolate mousse pie.

If you want an entirely no-bake pie, you could buy a pre-made graham cracker or chocolate crust at the store. The recipe called for a “nut crust” but that part was missing. I made mine with walnuts and biscoff. The toffee flavor of the biscoff really pairs well with the filling but a chocolate crust would be amazing as well.

Yield: 1 pie

Brandy Alexander Pie

Brandy Alexander Pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 35 minutes


Nut crust

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 12 biscoff cookies (1 cup cookie crumbs)
  • ¼ cup butter, melted


  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips (or semi-sweet chocolate chips depending on how sweet you like it)
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 1 cup whipping cream


  • Whipped cream
  • ¼ cup toffee bits


  1. Pulse nuts and cookies together in a food processor. Mix with butter and press into a pie pan. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Heat marshmallows and milk together until marshmallows completely melt. Add chocolate and stir in until chocolate is melted. Let cool until room temperature. Add brandy.
  3. Beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into chocolate mixture and pour into prepared crust. Refrigerate 8 hours until firm.
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and toffee bits.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 317Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is provided as a guide only. Please consult a dietician for specific dietary needs.

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