40 No-Bake, Easy Pie Recipes

When you're craving a slice of pie, skip the preheating, baking and cooling. Try these easy, no-bake pies instead.

Pie is one of the world’s best desserts, second only to pie with ice cream. But making pie from scratch can be tricky and time-consuming, especially if you plan to make your own crust. Luckily, no-bake pies are the perfect compromise. No-bake desserts are still as decadent and delicious as our most popular desserts that are baked, but they require only chilling time—no preheating or oven time necessary.

And while you might think no-bake pies should be reserved for summer desserts, you’d be surprised how much it comes in handy to create a dessert in the fridge during the holidays. After all, the oven will be busy cooking appetizers and entrees. So get your favorite pie plates ready; here are the no-bake pies you and your guests will want to devour.

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Cookie Butter Pie

If you’ve never tried cookie butter, it’s time you’re introduced. This recipe uses a cup of Biscoff creamy cookie spread, which is available online and at most grocery stores.
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No-Bake Lemon Pie

It seems there’s nothing more refreshing than a tangy lemon pie and nothing more rewarding than a lemon pie that only calls for a handful of ingredients. Use a homemade graham cracker crust or a store-bought one. No one will be able to tell when it’s underneath all that tasty lemon filling.
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The Pioneer Woman Chocolate Pie

Here, Ree Drummond, aka the Pioneer Woman, reveals the recipe for her husband’s favorite chocolate pie. Something tells us it’s about to become your family’s favorite too.
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Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie

You’ll be the hit of the summer barbecue with this seven-ingredient dessert that takes only about half an hour to assemble. For thicker filling, sprinkle in more cornstarch.
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French Silk Pie

A sheet of refrigerated pie crust makes this recipe quick, easy and practically foolproof. For an even simpler recipe, use store-bought, pre-baked pie crust.
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Easy Key Lime Pie

Cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and lime juice come together to make an irresistible pie filling that’s simple and straightforward. You might even consider making this pie on a weeknight. Next, try more recipes that start with sweetened condensed milk.
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Coconut Pistachio Pie

We’re nuts about this no-bake pie, which features instant pistachio pudding mix, chopped pistachios and shredded coconut as the crust. The pie will last up to five days when it’s covered in the refrigerator, but we bet it will be gone before then.
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Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

Listen up, cheesecake fans: While you could spend all day making your favorite dessert from scratch, you might love this quick, no-bake pie even more. Cream cheese and instant vanilla pudding mix create the creamy texture you crave, while cherries and chocolate add extra decadence.
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Crunchy Peanut Butter Tarts

These cute little tarts are perfect for peanut butter lovers. Two tablespoons of sour cream add a tangy flavor that complements the sweetness of the graham cracker crust.
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Chocolate Cheesecake Pie

Skip all the work of a real cheesecake and make a cheesecake pie instead. The swirls of chocolate on top make the pie look elegant and you can add fresh strawberries or swirls of cherry pie filling for a pop of color.
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Creamy Hazelnut Pie

You only need five ingredients and ten minutes of prep (plus four hours of chilling time) to make this dreamy dessert. Honestly, is there any dessert Nutella can’t make better?
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Creamy Pineapple Pie

Five ingredients plus ten minutes equals one quick dessert when you totally forgot to bake something. This refreshingly sweet pie also comes in handy when you want a sweet treat with barely any work involved.
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No-Bake Oreo Pie

You could just eat Oreos when you want a sweet treat, or you could turn the Oreos into a whole delicious, chocolaty, whipped cream-covered pie. You’ll need almost two packages of Oreos to create this confection, so plan accordingly!
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Easy Strawberry Lemonade Freezer Pie

A container of frozen, sweetened sliced strawberries, a package of instant lemon pudding mix and a carton of whipped topping join forces to create a lightning-fast dessert that will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Add fresh strawberries on top for an extra wow factor. Find more of our favorite strawberry desserts here.
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Toffee-Peach Ice Cream Pie

If ice cream is usually your dessert of choice, then run, don’t walk, to the kitchen. The crust, made with crushed ice cream sugar cones and brickle toffee bits, is a must-try.
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Easy Crunch Berry Pie

There’s a secret to this sweet and crunchy crust: It’s crushed Cap’n Crunch cereal, combined with melted butter. You do have to bake the cereal crust, but the no-bake filling is ready in minutes, so you’ll be eating pie in no time.
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Limoncello Cream Pie

This no-bake dessert is made with limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur. A store-bought version will do the trick, but you can also make your own limoncello if you want bonus points.
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Five-Minute Blueberry Pie

We don’t think there’s a better way to use fresh blueberries. In this quick and easy six-ingredient recipe, sugar, cornstarch and blueberries are combined to create a thick filling, then poured into a store-bought pie crust. It’s as easy as…well, you know. Check out more fresh blueberry recipes here.
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Easy Confetti Pie

Kids will go wild for this sweet and colorful treat, which features a crust made from crushed ice cream sugar cones. To reduce lumps, make sure the gelatin is fully dissolved and the cream cheese is at room temperature before making the filling.
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Contest-Winning Raspberry Cream Pie

Crushed vanilla wafers are the secret behind this sweet, crunchy crust. Vanilla extract and orange liqueur give the filling a surprising depth of flavor.
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Peanut Butter Cream Pie

Believe it or not, this recipe requires only seven ingredients and just ten minutes of prep time. Make it during the summer, when the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven.
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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cheesecake

You’re definitely going to want to try this nonna-approved Italian dessert. Though it’s not exactly authentic, the flavors are certainly close enough to a true cannoli recipe. Ricotta cheese, rum extract and mini semisweet chocolate chips give it that irresistible cannoli taste.
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Candy Cane Pie

Forget cookies for Santa. This year, he wants pie. Don’t skip the crushed peppermint candies, which add a welcome crunch and pop of color.
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Chocolate Caramel Hazelnut Pie

If you’ve ever wanted to eat a Snickers bar in pie form, now is your chance. Salted caramel pretzel pieces and shortbread cookies are blended in the food processor to create the unique crust.
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Frozen Grasshopper Pie

Featuring creme de menthe and creme de cacao, this is the kind of pie recipe you’ll want to pull out for New Year’s Eve (to serve after the kids have gone to bed). Use up leftover peppermint extract in any of our favorite peppermint desserts before the holidays are over.
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Possum Pie

Possum pie is an Arkansas favorite that features pecans, cream cheese and vanilla and chocolate pudding. With only 20 minutes of prep time, you’ll want to add it to your regular dessert rotation.
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Frosty Pumpkin Pie

While we love traditional pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, sometimes it’s fun to shake things up. This icebox pie, which includes canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla frozen yogurt, really hits the spot.
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Creamy Coffee Pie

This no-bake pie contains two pints of coffee ice cream, so the kids might not love it, but that just means more for you! Mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and an Oreo cookie crust really take it over the top.
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Rocky Road Freezer Pie

Our favorite ice cream has become our new favorite pie. You can replace the nuts with extra chocolate chips or cookie crumbles if you have people in the family with nut allergies.
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Frozen Banana Split Pie

Banana splits will always hold a bit of nostalgia, and the flavors of this pretty pink pie will absolutely throw you back to memories of childhood. Because this is an ice cream pie, make sure you have enough room in the freezer.
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Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

This is a chiffon pie, meaning it has a fluffy, lighter-than-air filling created by whipping and folding in egg whites or whipped cream. Since this recipe is no-bake, it uses whipped cream. If you like this recipe, try lemon chiffon pie next.
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Pineapple Crunch

This inventive recipe uses crushed cornflakes, sugar and melted butter to create the crust, and crushed pineapple and cornstarch make the delicious topping. You don’t even need a pie plate for this one—a 9-inch square baking dish will do the trick.
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Fluffy Key Lime Pie

This pie is a light and delicate dessert that’s sweet, refreshing and ideal for a summertime picnic. It’s also lower in sugar than a traditional key lime pie, thanks to sugar-free lime gelatin.
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Old-Fashioned Banana Cream Pie

If you can slice bananas, you can make this no-bake pie. With just 10 minutes of prep time, this seven-ingredient dessert is ready to chill in the fridge. Then, use up the rest of your ripe bananas in our banana recipes.
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Root Beer Float Pie

Make root beer float pie a new tradition in your family. Serve with a glass of frosty root beer for a double dose of the sweet soda.
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Butter Brickle Ice Cream Pie

Butter brickle ice cream pie might not add a pop of color to the dessert table, but it sure is a showstopper. You’ll want to make a double batch of the toffee sauce that tops it all off so you can serve it over vanilla ice cream all week.
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Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

Next Thanksgiving, volunteer to make the pumpkin pie. Dust the top with a sprinkling of nutmeg, cinnamon or crumbled graham cracker.
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Easy Peanut Butter & Pretzel Pie

Peanut butter and pretzels are a match made in dessert heaven. Combine crushed pretzels, sugar and butter, then use the bottom of a glass to press it into a pie crust.
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Fudge Sundae Pie

With 300 calories and 7 grams of fat per slice, this lightened-up pie uses frozen yogurt, fat-free hot fudge and reduced-fat peanut butter. The crust has plenty of crunch thanks to rice cereal.
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Grasshopper Pie

This grasshopper pie is sure to be a hit. With sweetened condensed milk, chocolate-covered mint cookies and store-bought whipped topping, it’s ready to freeze in 15 minutes. Next, try one of these recipes that start with Cool Whip to use up the rest of your tub.

Lindsay Champion
Lindsay has worked in digital media for more than a decade, covering topics like food, health and wellness, and life in New York City. Though she now writes for sites like Taste of Home, PureWow and Well+Good, she originally got her start at Broadway.com as a features editor. Lindsay is the author of the novel "Someday, Somewhere" and is working on a second.
When she isn’t writing, you can find Lindsay curled up with a book, spending time with her family or exploring NYC.