Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Creamy Pumpkin Pie with Biscoff Cookie Crust

I finally found some Biscoff cookies!  They were right under my nose at a  nearby CVS pharmacy.  Hooray!

I've seen the cookies (and spread) used in recipes on many blogs, most recently on Bridget's Bake at 350(one of my favorites!) and knew I had to find some.  Visiting the Biscoff website solved the problem(retail locations listed), which is also where I found the pie crust recipe.

This Creamy Pumpkin pie is linked up to the "3rd Annual Love the Pie Party" at TidyMom's site.  Here's Cheryl's pie party invitation to all:
“Come join Love the Pie with TidyMom sponsored by Cherokee USA, Le Creuset, Wilton, Bags by Bloom and Harvard Common Press”

When Cheryl anounced her pie party I knew I wanted to participate, but had a hard time deciding on a pie.  That is, until I visited Emily's blog, So Domesticated (another favorite).  Emily posted a creamy pumpkin tart that looked oh, so good!

I knew I had found my pie!  I made a couple of changes, using whipping cream (vs. Cool Whip), and a Biscoff cookie crust (vs. gingersnaps, which is also a tasty crust). 

This pie did not disappoint! It is creamy with a capital C, with just the right balance of pumpkin. The whole dreamy, creamy concoction is housed in the Biscoff cookie crust, which makes it perfectly delicious!

You'll love it!

Creamy Pumpkin Pie with Biscoff Cookie Crust

Ingredients for Biscoff crust: (recipe from Ambitious Kitchen, found via http://www.biscoff.com/)

1 package of Biscoff cookies (8.8 oz)
1/3 cup of melted butter
1/4 cup of granulated sugar

To make the crust:


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.  Place Biscoff cookies in food processor and pulse until they become fine crumbs.
3.  Set aside 2 tablespoons of crumbs for topping the pie later.
4.  Add melted butter and sugar in food processor with crumbs. Pulse again until the cookie crumbs resemble wet sand.
5.  Scrape into 9-inch pie pan and press into the side of the pan. Make sure it is even, then bake in oven for 10 minutes.
6.  Take out of oven and place on wire rack to cool.


Ingredients for the filling: (recipe adapted from So Domesticated)

1 block (8 Oz.) cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can (15 Oz.) pumpkin
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, divided
1 cup heavy whipping cream

To make the filling:

Pour the whipping cream (along with 1 tablespoon sugar, and a teaspoon of vanilla) into an electric mixer and whip with a wire whip attachment, on high, until it is thickened and forms peaks. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream the cream cheese and sugar together. Then blend in the sour cream, canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Gently fold in the whipped cream. Pour the pumpkin filling over the cooled crust. Sprinkle with reserved Biscoff crumbs. Refrigerate covered overnight. Makes 8 servings.

P.S.  If you are making pies with a traditional crust, don't forget to make some "pie fries" with the leftover scraps of dough! Yummy!

Linked to:
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40 comments:

  1. I love biscoff cookies, great idea to make them into a crust!

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  2. I LOVE Biscoff cookies and tell everyone that's why I fly Delta--they give them as their snacks! I baked them in a cake, but never thought about making a crust...great idea!

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  3. I never try Biscoff cookies before and would definitely wish to try some if I'm going to US...

    This pie is simply wonderful. I wonder if graham crackers can be a good substitution for Biscoff cookies.

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  4. That looks freaking delicious. I'm DEFINITELY making this one for my company's Thanksgiving potluck. def.

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  5. Oh so yummy! I love the crust, my favorite kind for sure...I will love this! ;D

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  6. What a great idea for a pie crust. This looks amazing!

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  7. I had a friend gift me a basket of these cookies years ago that she bought wholesale. I am definitely going to have to look for them in my area. What a great recipe. I love the addition of cream cheese. This is a 2-fer, an cross between cheesecake and pie.

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  8. I'd love a slice, please, or make it a two.
    Looks delicious!

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  9. This is one awesome flavorful looking pie! Yum!

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  10. Hi Sue-I opened the post and said, "Oh goodness gracious!" Your pie is gorgeous. I just found Biscoff at our Publix. Now I need to check at CVS;)

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  11. Now that's a pumpkin pie that I would eat. I like pumpkin in things but not pumpkin pie. I am sure that crust would be my favorite thing. I will have to ask for extra Biscoffs on the airplane (ha ha) I haven't seen any around here but maybe they are making them available.

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  12. I really must try and track down these cookies now! I mean if you say it's good Sue then it must be good! :D

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  13. Oh gosh this looks so good. I really love all pie recipes but I've never tasted pumpkin pie!

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  14. This is such a beautiful pie! I know I'm going love the creaminess of the filling too! Can't wait to try your recipe...but first, I gotta hunt down some Biscoff cookies first. :P

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  15. This looks just wonderful! What a great idea! I hope you will link this post to my Thanksgiving Traditions link up!

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  16. I have started seeing more and more recipes using Biscoff cookies and spreads. I even found some at my local store. You are tempting me to become a little more creative with ingredients. That pie looks amazing.

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  17. Oh my, that pie is gorgeous, and I love that the filling is no bake. Would you believe I've never tried a biscoff cookie (I think)? I've seen o much Biscoff everything all over the blogosphere and now I'm dying to try..especially the spread. However, cookies will definitely be used to make this creamy, decadent pumpkin pie!

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  18. First of all, I love your pie plate! Second, I'm guessing I really need to try all the Biscoff items. This pie looks amazing.

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  19. one of the best pies I have seen, what I would do for a nice slice.

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  20. This pie looks ridiculously delicious!

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  21. This pie looks scrumptious, I love the huge portion of creamy filling and only a thin layer of crust as I love frostings and creams and so on the most :D And man does it look sooo delicious!

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  22. This looks like a delicious variation on regular pumpkin pie. Thank goodness for google!

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  23. What a great idea for a pumpkin pie crust. Biscoff cookies is one of my favorites.

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  24. Oh wow, that looks amazing!!! I've seen those Biscoff cookies everyone on blogs, too. I will have to keep an eye out for them in the store.

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  25. Sue, your pie looks wonderful! I really need to get on the Biscoff cookie bandwagon! Everyone using them is turning out amazing deserts!

    P.S. Thanks for mentioning my Creamy Pumpkin Tart in your blog post : )

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  26. I don't think your pie could be any more beautiful! Wonderful photographs.

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  27. sounds so delicious, love that you made the crust from biscoff, looks like all I need is a fork :)

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  28. Looks like a great alternative to traditional pumpkin pie. I still haven't tried the Biscoff cookies yet either. I don't think about them when I'm at the store. I'll have to try harder.

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  29. I just made a pumpkin pie but mine did not look this incredible. Wow, I need to make this version. YUM. Happy Saturday.

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  30. I LOVE this! HOW SMART you are! This looks so much better than traditional pumpkin pies to me. I have also been seeing Bridget and Amber use biscoff, and didn't know what they were! Me and mom found them in Walgreen's yesterday, LOL!

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  31. Wow! That sounds amazing!! Those Biscoff cookies are magic :)

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  32. Thanks for linking to my site. I love Pumpkin cream pie. heaven!

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  33. I'm excited to try this for tomorrow! You say to refrigerate overnight, but is that necessary? Could it be made the day of and just refrigerated for a few hours?

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  34. This is one fabulous looking pie. A little upset that we don't have the Biscoff Cookies here yet. I'm glad that you used real whipping cream. It must have tasted heavenly.

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  35. I loved the idea of using Biscoff cookies as a crust - those cookies are so scrumptious! On my birthday I made a cheesecake and used the Biscoff cookies for a crust, then I topped the cake with a strawberry glaze and sliced strawberries. It made a lovely presentation for dessert and was so delicious! I liked it much better than the common graham crust.

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  36. Someone mentioned having trouble finding the Biscoff cookies: I live in NJ and commonly see them in CVS Pharmacy, WalMart and Shop Rite.

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