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Turtle pie topped with whipped cream and pecans.

Turtle Pie (No Bake Recipe)

  • Author: Tara Smithson
  • Total Time: 12 hours, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x


This Turtle Pie is a no bake recipe and so easy to make with just 15 minutes of prep time. It starts with a buttery Oreo crust, then is topped with cream cheese and caramel filling, and is finished with whipped topping and pecans. This is always a crowd favorite and perfect for the Holidays. 


  • 24 classic Oreos
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted and cooled (can be warm still, just not hot)
  • 2 (8 ounce) Cream Cheese Packages
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup store bought Caramel sauce (Ghirardelli is a good brand) + additional for topping
  • 1/4 cup halved pecans
  • 1/8 cup of chocolate syrup
  • Whipped cream


  1. In a food processor or blender, pulse the Oreos until they resemble sand.
  2. With the food processor on low, slowly pour in the melted butter until the Oreo mixture looks like wet sand.
  3. Line a 9 inch pie plate with cooking spray, then a piece of parchment paper. Pour the Oreo crust over the top and use the bottom of a measuring cup to pack the crust firmly into place. Transfer entire pie plate into the fridge.
  4. Add the softened cream cheese into a stand mixer with paddle attachment, or large bowl (if using a hand mixer). Turn the speed to medium low and blend smooth for 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low and pour in the powdered sugar. Continue to blend until fully combined.
  5. Pour in heavy cream and increase the speed to medium. Beat for 3 to 4 minutes until whipped and fluffy. Fold in caramel 1/4 cup at a time using a frosting spatula. This keeps the filling nice and light.
  6. Remove the pie plate from the fridge. Use a spoon to drop the topping all over the top of the crust rather than just dumping in the middle. This helps the pie crust to not mix in with the filling. Carefully smooth over the top. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 7 hours, preferably overnight.
  7. Remove from the fridge right before serving.
  8. Top with Chocolate Sauce and Caramel. Then add swirls or dollops of whipped topping with the pecans on top. *I used a piping bag with tip to make them pretty. 
  9. Slice and enjoy! Remember there is parchment paper, so don't eat that.


  • This pie does best if wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in the fridge overnight. The filling is still creamy, but gets less soupy if it has proper time in the fridge. I don't recommend serving before at least 7-8 hours in the fridge.
  • Cream cheese needs to be softened to room temperature before making filling or it will have lumps.
  • Make sure to pack down the oreo crust the best you can. I find the easiest way is to use the back of a metal measuring cup.
  • When pouring the filling over the oreo crust, try to drop it around the entire pie, instead of just in the center. This way, you won't have to spread it as much and the pie crust won't mix into the filling.
  • Once served, don't leave the pie out or it will get runny. Place back in the fridge.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Fridge Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Turtle Pie