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Coffee Cream Pie Recipe

Coffee Cream Pie Recipe

I created this sweet coffee-flavored recipe as an entry for our state fair, adding the toffee topping to "dress it up". I'm glad I did— the pie won first place and is now a family holiday favorite!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules, crushed
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 chocolate crumb crust (8 or 9 inches)
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Heath candy bar (1.4 ounces), crushed*


  • 1. In the top of a double boiler, combine the sugar, flour and salt; gradually stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over boiling water until thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in coffee granules. Gradually stir a small amount into egg yolks; return all to pan. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; add butter and vanilla. Cool for 30 minutes. Pour into crust; chill. In a mixing bowl, dissolve coffee granules in a small amount of cream. Add sugar, vanilla and remaining cream. Whip until stiff peaks form. Spread over filling; sprinkle with crushed candy bar. Chill. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: Candy bar crushes easily if frozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 423 calories, 24g fat (12g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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Reviewed May. 2, 2010

"I used espresso powder instead of the coffee granules. Of course, I used less powder because the powder is stronger than granules. It was delicious."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2009

"This recipe sounds incredible. I wonder if you could make a chocolate pudding mix - the kind that you cook - and dissolve the instant coffee into it? It sounds like a good substitute to me,,,,"

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