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No Bake Turtle Pie

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3-4 hours chilling
  • Total Time: 15 minutes + Chill time
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


No Bake Turtle Pie takes the classic combination of caramel, chocolate and pecans wrapped up into a creamy pie center. It’s a super easy, no bake pie with lots of short cuts and the best make ahead dessert for Thanksgiving, Christmas and the holiday season.



Speculoos Cookie Crust:

2 cups (about 18oz package) Speculoos cookie crumbs

4 tbsp melted butter

Pie Filling: 

1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream

3 tbsp powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

8 oz cream cheese, softened

¾ cup caramel sauce, homemade or store bought


Caramel Sauce

Chocolate Sauce

Whipped Cream



Make cookie crust: In the bowl of a food processor, blend together the Speculoos cookie crumbs until fine. Alternatively, they can be added to a Ziplock bag and crushed with a rolling pin until fine crumbs are reached. Add in the melted butter until combined. 

Press crust into pie pan: Transfer the crust mixture to a 9-inch pie dish. Press firmly and evenly into the bottom and up the sides. I use a drinking glass to evenly press the mixture into the pie pan. Place pie crust into the freezer while preparing the filling. 

Whip cream: In a bowl fitted with a stand or hand mixer, combine heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Whip until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Make caramel cream filling: Add cream cheese and caramel sauce to the same bowl with the mixer and mix on medium speed until combined and creamy. Gently fold in 1 ½ cups of the whipped cream mixture until combined. Add filling to the cookie crust and smooth out into an even layer.

Freeze: Cover pie with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 3-4 hours.

Finish and serve: Decorate the top of the pie with chocolate, caramel, pecans and remaining whipped cream. Enjoy!


Leftover pecan turtle pie will keep, wrapped in plastic wrap, in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Make Ahead: Make the pie from start-to-finish 1-2 days in advance. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge rather than the freezer.

Freezer: For longer storage, freeze the whole pie, tightly wrapped in a double layer of plastic wrap, for up to 3 months. Thaw for 1 hour at room temperature or 3-4 hours in the fridge.

Keywords: caramel, chocolate, pecans