No-Bake Speculoos Pie (Biscoff Pie)

by Jess on April 5, 2013

in Dessert, Recipes

No-Bake Speculoos Pie
My apartment is near a very busy street with six lanes of traffic.  It’s a typical city spot where the sound of motorbikes roaring past in the morning drowns out most everything and the foot traffic is usually local people headed to and from work.  Yesterday I passed a cluster of people who looked like they were on safari.  They wore vests, khaki pants loaded with pockets and canvas hats.  They were clustered together when I approached, but when I got closer I noticed that one was looking off in the distance through binoculars.  Another was holding a book titled “Birds of Thailand”.  Bird watching in downtown Bangkok?  Who knew it was even possible?

Speculoos Cookie Butter

For the sake of the bird watchers, I could only hope that they were headed out of Bangkok for the rest of their exploration of Birds of Thailand.  It’s so darn hot here this week that I imagine even the birds have fled to cooler regions.  This week I was very thankful for workouts in our building’s chilly pool, air conditioning on public transportation and recipes that didn’t require any element of heat.  Fortunately, I had a very fun baking project in mind for this very special treat.

I realize that I am late to the Cookie Butter/ Speculoos/Biscoff Spread party.  If you, like me, have not yet tried this stuff, I implore you to track some down.  It is rich, creamy, concentrated cookie, and so unlike anything I’ve ever tried.  Spiced cookies with the creamy texture of peanut butter.  What could be better?

It was a perfect week to make this no-bake pie that comes out of the refrigerator nice and cool.  There are many versions of Speculoos Pie floating around, but I tailored this one to be extra simple and not overly sweet.  What comes through is the flavor of the cookie butter – just a hint of spice and a nice creaminess.

No-Bake Speculoos Pie

Can’t get a version of Cookie Butter/ Speculoos/Biscoff Spread party where you live?  Find it at speculoosspread.com or biscoff.com.  Or make it yourself!  Averie has  you covered.

No-Bake Speculoos Pie (Biscoff Pie)
 
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Sweet Speculoos (Biscoff) spread folded into a light, fluffy no-bake pie.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • For the crust:
  • 30 Biscoff cookies
  • 4 Tablespoons melted unsalted butter
  • For the filling:
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup cookie butter (Biscoff spread or Speculoospasta), plus a few extra tablespoons for topping
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, pulse the cookies until very finely ground. Add the melted butter and pulse a few times until evenly combined. Press the cookies into the bottom of a pie pan.
  2. Beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks are formed. Add the softened cream cheese and cookie butter and beat on high just until evenly combined. Add the powdered sugar and salt beat until the filling is smooth. Pour the filling over the crust. Refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours.
  3. Just before serving, melt the remaining few Tablespoons of cookie butter and drizzle over the top of the pie.
Notes
Created with tips from All Recipes and The Pioneer Woman. Speculoos/Biscoff spread comes in lots of versions - find it at speculoosspread.com, biscoff.com, or at Trader Joe's.

 

No-Bake Speculoos Pie

 

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1 Dana April 5, 2013 at 8:31 am

yow mama that looks good! Amazing pictures, too friend!

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2 Jess April 5, 2013 at 9:06 am

It was dangerously good, Dana! Probably a good thing that that speculoos butter is hard to come by here! ;)

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3 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 5, 2013 at 8:36 am

Thanks for linking up to my post and wow, this looks amazing! Totally pinning this and I want to dig in. That teeth mark shot. Omg. And no-bake. I need this!

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4 Jess April 5, 2013 at 9:05 am

Averie – thanks, as always, for all the inspiration! Now that my T-Joe’s cookie butter is gone, I can’t wait to try your homemade version.

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5 Alyssa {Suitcases & Sweets} April 5, 2013 at 8:18 pm

How could it be that I have not heard of or tried this cookie butter?! I think a trip to Trader Joe’s may be in my immediate future… Thanks for the tip, foodie friend! xo
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6 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious April 6, 2013 at 6:22 am

How did you know that speculoos was my ultimate weakness?!
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7 Debra April 7, 2013 at 6:16 am

I found some Biscoff cookies at T.J. Max a while back. I have to say, they were good, but I wasn’t overly impressed. That said, your pie has me wondering if I can find the spread anywhere close by. It looks delicious.
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8 Jess April 7, 2013 at 10:39 am

Really, Debra? I like the cookies, but I can’t say that I love them. However, the spread is an entirely different thing, so it might be worth a try! If you track some down, I’ll be curious to know what you think!

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9 Katie (The Muffin Myth) April 8, 2013 at 2:02 am

I’ve never seen cookie butter in Stockholm, which I am in a way kind of glad about. I’m afraid of what might happen if I got my hands on a jar! But we’re heading to the Netherlands this weekend, where I definitely have seen it before. Last time we were there I had a jar in my hand and almost bought it but then realized at the last second that that it wouldn’t make it back in my carry on luggage. This time I’m checking a bag, so I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled!
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10 Jess April 9, 2013 at 8:46 am

Katie – I would agree that it’s fortunate I can’t get my hands on this stuff all the time. It was so dangerous that I had to bake something with it or risk eating it all with a spoon. Definitely pick some up though if you see it – it’s totally worth the splurge. Can’t wait to see pictures from the Netherlands!

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11 Ashley April 9, 2013 at 1:35 am

A no-bake pie with cookie butter? I need this in my life! haha I have a little problem with hoarding jars of the trader joes kind…. on my last trip I bought a jar of their crunchy cookie butter. First time I’ve seen it so I obviously have to try it : )
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12 Jess April 9, 2013 at 8:42 am

Ashley, I had no idea how addictive this stuff could be! Now I can imagine collecting jars of it! And there’s a crunchy version?? Oh my – that’s going on my list for my next trip home, for sure!!!

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13 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com April 11, 2013 at 12:05 am

Oh my gasp! I need this so I’m pinning it ;)
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14 Mel Tanner August 14, 2013 at 7:27 am

You can get Biscoff spread at Target, or if you live near one, Kroger. Target is more reasonably priced. The spread is addictive!

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15 Jess August 14, 2013 at 11:44 am

It’s SO addictive, Mel, and so much fun to bake with. Thanks for the great tips!

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16 Jodi September 1, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Thank you so much for this recipe! I had a jar of speculoos sitting around the house so I decided to make a pie out of it. Although I did tweak the recipe a bit, and added a tablespoon of hazelnut-chocolate spread and hazelnut syrup, which made it a little darker but tastier! Really good!

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