Easy Caramel Cream Pie

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Looking for the perfect holiday pie? This Caramel Cream Pie is delicious with a creamy caramel cheesecake filling, topped with whipped cream and dulce de leche.

Love dulce de leche? Try our easy alfajores cookies (filled with dulce de leche)!! Give our cherry pie recipe a try next when you’re looking to bake up something perfect.

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The Best Dulce de Leche Pie

If you’re looking for something different to bake for dessert, you’re going to LOVE this caramel cream pie.

Love cream pies? Try our banana cream pie or coconut cream pie recipe next!

  • Dulce de leche pie – Caramel and cream cheese come to make the sweet, tangy cream filling.
  • Flaky pie crust – You can use our homemade pie crust, a store bought pie crust, or a graham cracker crust would be delicious too.
  • Make ahead dessert – Make it the day before and let it chill in the fridge overnight. You can spend more time with your guests and less time in the kitchen.

Ingredients Needed

Ingredients needed to make caramel cream pie.
  • Dulce de leche – A thick caramel sauce that comes in cans. It’s mixed into the filling for a rich caramel flavor, then drizzled on top for a beautiful presentation.
  • Cream cheese – This gets blended with the dulce de leche and heavy cream to provide the structure, richness and tang that enhances the caramel flavor.
  • Heavy cream & Powdered sugar– used to make homemade whipped cream. You can swap this for Cool Whip if you prefer.
  • Pie Crust– For years, I relied on refrigerated pie crusts. I still use them for recipes like cherry hand pies and mini apple pies. But for today’s dulce de leche pie, it’s well worth the little bit of extra effort it takes to make your own pie crust!

Aimee’s Pro Tip

You can bake the pie crust in advance, or purchase a pre baked pie crust.

How to Make Caramel Cream Pie

Step by step photos showing howto make crust for pie.

Prepare the Crust.

  • Depending on the type of crust your use (homemade vs refrigerated), bake accordingly and let cool.
  • Spread dulce de leche in bottom of cooled pie crust.
Step by step photos showing how to make caramel cream pie filling.

Make the Filling.

  • Use a cold mixing bowl when making the caramel pie filling. This helps the cream form stiff peaks as you beat it for perfect consistency.
  • Add the whipped cream to the caramel mixture.
Step by step photos showing how to make caramel cream pie.

Assemble the Pie.

  • Spread caramel cream mixture over the top of the dulce de leche layer.
  • Top with remaining whipped cream.

Heat leftover dulce de leche in the microwave. It will soften to an ideal consistency for drizzling over the top of the finished caramel cream pie.

Slice of caramel cream pie with a bite taken out.

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Caramel Cream Pie Recipe

4.70 from 30 votes
By: Aimee
Looking for the perfect holiday pie? This Caramel Cream Pie is delicious with a creamy caramel cheesecake filling, topped with whipped cream and dulce de leche.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 baked pie crust, 9 inch
  • 1 can dulce de leche caramel (divided) 13.4 ounce
  • 8 ounce cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
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Instructions 

  • Bake pie crust according to package (or recipe) directions. Cool completely.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/2 cup of dulce de leche and powdered sugar. Set aside.
  • In a clean and COLD mixing bowl, beat heavy cream with granulated sugar for a couple minutes until stiff peaks form. Remove about 1/2 cup of the whipped cream and reserve it for the garnish.
  • To the remainder of the whipped cream, fold in the caramel cream cheese mixture until fully blended. With the remaining dulce de leche, reserve about 1-2 Tablespoons for garnish.
  • Spread the remainder of the dulce de leche in the bottom of your cooled pie crust. Top with caramel cream mixture. Top with reserved whipped cream. Melt the remaining 1-2 Tablespoons of dulce de leche in microwave and drizzle over pie. Refrigerate pie for 4 hours or overnight.

Notes

  • Use a cold mixing bowl when making the caramel pie filling. This helps the cream form stiff peaks as you beat it for perfect consistency.
  • Heat leftover dulce de leche in the microwave. It will soften to an ideal consistency for drizzling over the top of the finished caramel cream pie.
  • Swap out the homemade whipped cream for Cool Whip if you prefer.
  • Store pie in refrigerator for up to 4 days. Or freeze pie in airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 260kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 75mg, Sodium: 73mg, Potassium: 72mg, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 983IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Pies and Tarts
Cuisine: American
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Creamy dulce de leche filling inside a homemade pie shell. The perfect caramel pie for the holidays or any special occasion!

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Posted on April 23, 2024

Comments & Reviews

  1. I’m not much of a pie crust maker, either. Yours looks perfect! Love the caramel cream filling!

  2. I am not a pie crust maker either but I was totally sold on just the name of this beauty! It’s gorgeous and caramel always gets me! Now I need to try the pie crust recipe!
    Pinning!

  3. I love cream pies, coconut cream is my fav. I made one for Pi Day so yay for pie.
    I struuuuugle with pie crusts. Like, it’s taken me years to perfect a store-bought crust, ha! A little trick I do to get the fluted edge, I don’t trim the crust overhang. I push it all down the inside of the pie plate a bit and form a ledge (like a counter overhang). I then use my finger to push in the crust/ledge to make it look fancy. Kind of a hack job but it works for me!

  4. It’s gorgeous Aimee!! The crust is perfect and I’m in loooove with that filling!

  5. Wow, that pie looks delicious! Picking a favorite pie is tough, but I think I’d have to go with pecan.

  6. That filling – that filling! To die for! I want to try it as a cupcake filling I think it could be super delicious!

  7. I actually have two favorite pies. I love Banana cream and also Apple crumb. If I really think about it, I love all pies. I have finally learned how to make a pretty decent crust.

  8. You have given me the hope that I need to attempt a pie crust 🙂 Now I just need to get past my fear of baking with yeast !

  9. Gorgeous pie for Pi Day and I love that me, you, and Dorothy all made pretty similar pies and posted them within 1 day. And I make like 1 pie every 2 years! I can only imagine how good this dulce de leche filling is…OMG! pinned 🙂

  10. That crust is definitely beautiful. I want a big slice of that scrumptious pie – that layer of dulce de leche is calling my name!

  11. I love pi day because I’m a math teacher!! My favorite pie is chocolate pecan or home made apple! I’m going to give this a try because my husband hates chocolate so this might be a winner. I could always drizzle some hot fudge sauce over mine!

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