Rich and delicious no bake caramel pie perfect for any occasion! This is one of my favorite caramel pie recipes, it is super easy to make and always a crowd pleaser.
Is it too hot to crank up the oven? This recipe is my go to for a no bake caramel pie and I’m confident it’s going to be one of your favorites too.
Make sure to bookmark or pin this recipe so you can find it the next time you want a great tasting caramel pie.
Not only does this recipe produce a great flavor and texture, but it’s also about as easy as it gets when making a caramel pie from scratch.
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How to Make a No Bake Caramel Pie from Scratch
This recipe only takes about ten minutes to make so it’s a great last minute recipe for the holidays, get togethers, or for a family dessert.
The only equipment you need is a skillet and a pie pan.
Like I said, this is about as easy as a homemade caramel pie gets. And on top of that, you can use any type of pie crust you like.
You can use a premade pie crust, homemade, or a graham cracker crust. Keep in mind though, if you use a homemade or premade crust, you will need to prebake it.
That’s not necessary if you go with a graham cracker crust.
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Homemade Caramel Pie Ingredients
Just because we will be making our pie from scratch doesn’t mean it has to be difficult or include a bunch of hard to locate ingredients.
In fact, for this recipe all you’re going to need are a handful of common and easy to find ingredients.
I like keeping things simple whenever possible, so if you’re like me you’re going to love this recipe!
- Granulated Sugar
- All-Purpose Flour
- Egg Yolks
- Unsalted Butter
- Vanilla Extract
Butter: By using unsalted butter, we have more control over how much salt is in our recipe. And getting a great flavor requires the right amount of salt. But, if all you have is salted butter, you can still make this recipe. Simply omit added salt when using salted butter.
Vanilla Extract: Vanilla extract adds the perfect amount of flavor depth to our pie. Don’t skip out of it! While I’m all for substituting wisely in kitchen, in this case don’t swap the vanilla extract for another flavoring.
Milk: Whole fat milk is the way to go when making this caramel pie. The added fat content is important for the final flavor and texture. While you can get away with 2% fat milk, do not go any lower. And use whole fat milk if at all possible.
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Pie Crust for No Bake Caramel Pie
For this recipe I usually go with a graham cracker crust. The benefit being, not having to fire up the oven.
While this recipe tastes great with a homemade pie crust, if it’s just too hot to turn the oven on, go with a graham cracker crust.
Remember, if you do go with a regular pie pastry, you will need to prebake it for about ten minutes at 350 degrees before adding your caramel pie filling.
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Simple Recipe Instructions
In just a few simple steps you will have one of the best tasting caramel pies you’re ever had! At least, in my opinion it is, and based on the feedback from readers, most agree with me.
I think you’re particularly going to like how simple this recipe is to make. And once you’ve tasted it, you’re not going back to store bought caramel pie again!
Note: If using a homemade crust, prepare before making your caramel pie filling
Step 1: Add 1/3 cup of granulated sugar to your skillet and bring to medium heat until browned
Step 2: While sugar is browning, mix together remaining sugar and flour
Step 3: Add flour mixture and the rest of your ingredients to your browned granulated sugar and cook on low heat
Step 4: Stir and continue to heat until mixture thickens up
Step 5: Pour caramel pie filling into pie crust and cool till it sets
Step 6: Serve and enjoy!
No Bake Caramel Pie (Simple and Homemade)
- 1 Medium Skillet
- 1½ Cups Granulated Sugar
- 6 Tbs All-Purpose Flour
- 2 Large Egg Yolks
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- 2 Tbs Unsalted Butter
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Note: If using a homemade crust, prepare before making your caramel pie filling
- Add 1/3 cup of granulated sugar to your skillet and bring to medium heat until browned
- While sugar is browning, mix together remaining sugar and flour
- Add flour mixture and the rest of your ingredients to your browned granulated sugar and cook on low heat
- Stir and continue to heat until mixture thickens up
- Pour caramel pie filling into pie crust and cool till it sets
- Serve and enjoy!
Liv’s Caramel Pie Recipe Notes
- Top your pie with ice cream, whipped cream, or meringue.
- You can chill your pie for about a half an hour in the refrigerator before serving to ensure it has completely set.
- Store leftover pie covered in your refrigerator for up to three days.