Cookies and Cream Pie, or Oreo Pie. The crust can be baked or simply frozen, or you can use store-bought. The filling is super easy and no-bake! This pie is delicious and creamy!
Mix oreo crumbs and melted butter in a bowl. Now, you have two options, you can make this a 100% no bake pie by sticking the crust in the freezer while you prepare the filling. Or you can pre-heat the oven to 350F and bake the crust for about 4 minutes, just to set it. Baking the crust will ensure that it crumbles less when you cut the pie, but it’s not a necessary step.
Press the mixture on the bottom and sides of a tart pan with removable bottom.
Now, you have two options, you can make this a 100% no bake pie by sticking the crust in the freezer for at least 40 minutes. Or you can pre-heat the oven to 350ºF and bake the crust for about 10 minutes, just to set it. Baking the crust will ensure that it crumbles less when you cut the pie, but it’s not a necessary step.
Melt the white chocolate and set aside to cool slightly.
Beat the cream cheese at medium-high speed for a couple of minutes, until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and beat for a minute.
Add the yogurt and mix to combine.
Add the vanilla extract, and the melted and cooled white chocolate to the mixture. Mix until combined.
Add the whipped cream and chopped Oreos to the mixture and fold until combined.
Pour the filling onto the bottom of the prepared crust.
Place it in the fridge until set, for 4-6 hours.
While the pie sets, you can make the ganache. Bring the heavy cream to almost a boil in a small sauce pan or microwave it in a microwave safe bowl for a 30 seconds at a time, until hot.
Pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Let it stand for 30 seconds. Stir until the chocolate is melted.
Let the ganache come to room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
Pour the ganache over the set filling and place it in the refrigerator for about 30 min.
Whip the 1/2 cup of heavy cream and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Put it in a piping bag fitted with a tip of your choice. Pipe the whipped cream on top of the set ganache to decorate. Top with some more Oreos if you desire.
Crust: By not baking the crust, and choosing to place it in the freezer instead, it might make the crust a bit more crumbly, which will still be fine. But if you want a sturdy crust, that won't crumble as much, make sure to briefly bake it, and then let it cool down before filling it.
White chocolate: Please make sure to use good quality white chocolate, with at least 20% of cocoa butter. Most store bought white chocolate chips aren't real white chocolate, and don't contain 20% of cocoa butter. Go for the white chocolate baking bars, or buy some good white chocolate chips online, I use Callebaut, which has 28% cocoa butter.
Cream cheese: Also make sure the cream cheese is full fat.
Yogurt: Go for full fat yogurt, I like to use Greek vanilla bean yogurt. You can also use sour cream.