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Bakers Square Candy Cane Pie Recipe

A show-stopping dessert for the holiday season!

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Passionate about food and pastries since always, Claire spends most of her time in the kitchen to develop new recipes. She is French but lived many years abroad.
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Updated June 24, 2022
Bakers Square Candy Cane Pie
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Bakers square candy cane pie is a decadent pie filled with peppermint cream and rich chocolate mousse. Instead of a typical pie crust, this recipe uses crushed Oreos for an intense chocolatey flavor.

This seasonal dessert was only available at Bakers Square restaurants during the holidays. With Bakers Square closed down, this much-loved pie is now no longer available. But you can still make it at home with this copycat recipe!

Since this dessert is no-bake, you can make it ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator. Although it looks fancy, it’s actually very easy to prepare if you have the time. Impress your guests when you serve this heavenly pie for your next Christmas dinner.

All About The Bakers Square Candy Cane Pie Ingredients

Candy Cane

Candy canes are peppermint-flavored candies shaped like a cane. They’re widely available during Christmastime and are often used in hot beverages and baked goods. Usually, the candy canes are crushed into small pieces and added to give desserts a holiday flavor.

Although peppermint flavor is standard, you can also find candy canes in flavors like butterscotch or cherry.

Oreo Cookies

Oreo cookies are made with chocolate cookie wafers and a creme filling. When turned into crumbs, Oreos make a fantastic pie crust with a chewy texture and chocolatey flavor. You can buy Oreo crumbs at the grocery store, or make them yourself at home by blending Oreo cookies.

The original Bakers Square recipe uses an Oreo cookie pie crust, but you can also use a graham cracker crust. They taste different but have the same crispy cookie texture.

Heavy Cream

Heavy cream makes up the whipped filling of this candy cane pie, so you’ll need quite a bit!

Heavy cream is the thickest and fattiest type of cream you can buy, with at least 36% fat content. When whipped, heavy cream usually doubles in size. It has a firm, dense consistency, which is why it makes a great pie filling.

Tip: If you want your cream to whip up faster, chill the mixing bowl beforehand!

Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips

Semi-sweet chocolate chips have the optimal amount of sweetness for this recipe. If you prefer less sweetness, opt for bittersweet or baking chocolate.

Baking chocolate has 50-58% cocoa and no added sugar. It’s a great way to include chocolate flavor without oversweetening your recipe.

Bakers Square Candy Cane Pie Recipe

  • Prep Time1 h 10 min
  • Cook Time8h
  • Total Time9 h 10 min
  • Servings12
  • Yield12 serving

Level: Difficult.

Chilling: 8 h .

Ingredients

For the cookie crust:


For the chocolate mousse


For the peppermint white chocolate filling:








For the topping:




Materials





Method


  1. Blend Oreo Cookies

    If you have a food processor, add Oreo cookies and blend until they become crumbs. Alternatively, place the Oreos in a plastic bag and crush them with a rolling pin.


  2. Melt Butter and Form the Crust

    Melt the butter in a small pot over low heat. Once it has become liquid, add it to a mixing bowl along with the Oreo crumbs. Combine until the crumbs have absorbed all the butter.

    Form the Oreo crust by pressing the mixture into a pie dish.


  3. Melt Baking Chocolate

    Use a double boiler method to melt the chocolate chips over a medium saucepan filled with barely simmering water. Or, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave in a heatproof glass bowl.

    Remove the chocolate from the heat just before it is fully melted. Stir until it has a smooth and shiny texture.


  4. Whip Heavy Cream

    Pour heavy cream into a mixing bowl and beat until it forms soft peaks.


  5. Fold Together to Make the Mousse

    Fold the whipped cream into the melted chocolate to make a mousse.

    Add the mousse to the pie shell and smooth it out until it’s even. Place pie in the fridge for 4 hours to set.


  6. Make the White Chocolate Filling

    Add milk, egg yolks, sugar, and salt to a saucepan. Simmer over low heat while constantly stirring. Once it starts to thicken, add the gelatin and the white baking chocolate and mix well.

    Chill the white chocolate filling until thickened.


  7. Add Whipped Cream and Egg Whites

    Beat heavy cream until it thickens and forms stiff peaks. Fold the cream into the chilled white chocolate mixture.

    Beat egg whites until they turn foamy. Add sugar and continue to beat until peaks form.

    Mix foamed eggs in with the white chocolate filling and chill until firm.


  8. Stir in Crushed Candy Canes

    Place candy canes in a bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Don’t leave any big chunks.

    Fold the crushed candy canes into the white chocolate filling.


  9. Assemble and Chill

    Spread the white chocolate filling on top of the chocolate mousse layer of the pie.

    Chill the pie for 4 hours until all the fillings are firm.


  10. Add Whipped Topping and Serve

    Beat chilled heavy whipping cream, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar until soft peaks form.

    Pipe the whipped cream on top of the candy cane pie in a decorative design. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can simply spread the whipped cream on top. I like to sprinkle extra crushed peppermint candies as a garnish!

    If you’re not serving immediately, chill the pie in the freezer so it stays firm.


Serving Suggestions

This bakers square candy cane pie is so decadent and sweet, that it doesn’t necessarily need any additions. But if you want, you can serve it with a small scoop of ice cream.

If ice cream isn’t your thing, try adding some crème Anglaise. This is a French custard made using hot milk combined with sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Pour it over the pie and let it soak into the crust for extra creaminess!
Bakers Square Candy Cane Pie Pinterest

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
  • 461Calories
  • 28g Fat
  • 52.3g Carbs
  • 3.5gProtein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 slice
Amount per serving
Calories461
% Daily Value*
Total Fat28g 36%
Saturated Fat16.6g 83%
Cholesterol77mg 26%
Sodium166mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate52.3g 19%
Dietary Fiber2.2g 8%
Total Sugars43.5g
Protein3.5g
Vitamin C15mcg 73%
Calcium61mg 5%
Iron0mg 3%
Potassium66mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.
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