No-Bake Speculoos Pie (Biscoff Pie)

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

 

Comments

    • says

      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.

    • says

      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!

  1. says

    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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    • says

      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!

  2. says

    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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    • says

      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!!!

  3. Mel Tanner says

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

  4. Jodi says

    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!

  5. Ariane says

    I made this last night and ate some today. WOW!!!!! So easy and quick……NO fuss. Love it. I am fortunate to live in Belgium and they sell this cookie butter everywhere. They call it ‘speculoospasta’ or ‘speculaaspasta.’ I remember the first time I tried it I was hooked. I used speculoos cookies for the crust. My Flemish husband LOVES the pie as well.

    Thank you Jess!!!!!

    • says

      Thanks so much for your note Ariane, and I’m so glad you liked the pie! It’s so simple, I know I’ll be making it all the time when I’m back in the land of speculoos again – I’m a bit envious that you can find the tasty stuff so easily! (And that you live in Belgium – what a beautiful country.)

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