All-seasons Pretzel Pie

Whether you’re topping it with a cozy pumpkin puree in the fall or fresh strawberries in the summer, you can’t go wrong with this versatile pie! Get creative with its sweet and salty flavors and have your family guessing how you’ll serve it next.

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Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups salted pretzels
  • 2 Tb. maple syrup
  • 8 Tb. butter, melted
  • 12 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Topping(s) of choice

Directions:

  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 350oF. Grease a standard pie pan and set aside.
  • 2

    In a food processor or blender, mix together the pretzels, butter and maple syrup, pulsing until the pretzels are fine crumbs.
  • 3

    Press the crust mixture into the prepared pie pan. Bake for 8 minutes or until golden. Let cool.
  • 4

    In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar on high speed for 2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • 5

    Slowly add in the heavy cream, about 1/4 cup at a time until incorporated.
  • 6

    Add in the vanilla and whip on high speed until light and fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes. If using a puree topping, swirl 2 tablespoons into the cream filling.
  • 7

    Spoon the filling into the pretzel crust. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours or up to 4 days.
  • 8

    To serve, spoon or drizzle on topping(s) of choice. Slice and serve immediately.

Our favorite topping options

  • Swirl 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree into the cream filling. After chilling the pie, top it with more pumpkin puree and a few white chocolate chips.
  • Swirl 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam into the cream filling. After chilling the pie, top it with fresh strawberries and lemon zest.
  • Swirl 2 tablespoons of peanut butter into the cream filling. After chilling the pie, top it with chopped peanut butter cups.
  • Swirl 2 tablespoons of chocolate sauce into the cream filling. After chilling the pie, top it with fresh mint leaves and chocolate chips.

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