With the rush of Christmas morning that turns into a big family dinner, I don’t like to stress over things I don’t need to. I’ve found a foolproof dessert recipe that my family looks forward to year after year. This No-Bake Eggnog Pie Recipe includes a package of instant vanilla pudding mix, which helps it come together quickly. It’s the secret ingredient!
Plus, check out my tips below for a stress-free Christmas dinner. If dessert is going to be easy, you might as well keep the rest simple too. It’s all about enjoying the holiday.
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No-Bake Eggnog Pie Recipe
Beat together vanilla instant pudding mix and eggnog until combined. The mixture should begin to thicken quickly. Beat in ground nutmeg and fold in cool whip until fully combined.
Pour the mixture into the prebaked pie crust and use a spatula or spoon to smooth out the top.
Place in the fridge and chill for at least 2-3 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and ground nutmeg or cinnamon.
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- 1 (3.4 oz.) box vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1 1/2 cups eggnog (I recommend full-fat eggnog for this recipe)
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 2 cups cool whip
- 1 (9-inch) prebaked pie crust
- Beat together vanilla instant pudding mix and eggnog until combined. The mixture should begin to thicken quickly.
- Beat in ground nutmeg and fold in cool whip until fully combined.
- Pour the mixture into the prebaked pie crust and use a spatula or spoon to smooth out the top.
- Place in the fridge and chill for at least 2-3 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and ground nutmeg or cinnamon.
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Tips For a Stress-Free Christmas Dinner
- Start Your Shopping Early: Do your grocery shopping early and in small batches. You can purchase pantry items ahead of time and stock up. You’re more likely to snag better deals as well.
- Pick Dishes That You Can Make Ahead of Time: I like to start my cooking early. This Christmas Snowman Bacon Cheeseball is an appetizer that you can easily make ahead of time and keep in the fridge.
- Don’t Make Individual Portions: Plan your meal to be family-style. Casseroles are easier to make than individual servings.
- Delegate Kitchen Tasks: Be your kitchen’s executive chef and let others help you. Easy tasks like chopping and peeling can be delighted to someone else.
- Prepare Your Table Ahead of Time: Set your table early. It’ll be less stress when your guests arrive and it’s a focal point.
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