Matcha Cream Pie Recipe

matcha cream pie recipe / Coco Cake Land

matcha cream pie recipe / Coco Cake Land

Hands up way-high if you love cream pie. Wave ’em in the air like you just don’t CARE if you love matcha green tea. This makes you a matcha cream pie friend o’ mine! This pie is extra easy thanks to a frozen Tenderflake pie shell. I’ve never used a frozen pie shell before but darn it, it made it so easy just to whip up a pie in barely any time. I love the earthy, distinctness of the matcha cream pie recipe filing mixed with the not-too-sweet whipped cream and juicy tang of fresh raspberries! You can find finely ground matcha green tea powder online – I bought mine locally here in Vancouver at the local Japanese supermarket – Asian grocery supplies are abundant in my city, but online might be your best source depending on where you live!

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matcha cream pie recipe - coco cake land

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I went wild with the raspberries! I used three tablespoons of matcha green tea powder to produce a prominent matcha feel – but if you prefer a more subtle green tea flavour, you can reduce it to two tablespoons.



Matcha Cream Pie

8-10 slices

For The Matcha Filling

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons of high quality finely ground matcha green tea powder

For The Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar

For The Garnish

  • 1 quart of fresh raspberries

Make The Pie

Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart’s Banana Cream Pie Recipe

  1. Remove the Tenderflake frozen pie shell from the freezer and let it come to room temperature, about ten to fifteen minutes.
  2. Using a fork, poke holes all over the pie shell.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  4. In a medium bowl, lightly whisk the egg yolks to combine; set aside.
  5. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the whole milk, sugar, cornstarch, salt and matcha powder. Bring to a simmer (do not boil) and cook, whisking constantly, about 5 minutes.
  6. Whisk a quarter of the hot green tea milk mixture into the egg yolks to combine; then slowly whisk in the remaining milk mixture.
  7. Return mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until custard thickens and bubbles appear in the center, 3-5 minutes.
  8. Transfer to a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing it directly onto the surface to prevent a “milk skin” from forming!
  9. Chill in the freezer until completely chilled – about 40-45 minutes. (You can make the filling a day in advance, stored in the refrigerator.)
  10. Pour the green tea pie filling into the cooled pie shell, using an offset spatula to spread it evenly.
  11. Set the pie in the fridge until ready to pipe with whipped cream.

Make The Whipped Cream

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the heavy cream and confectioners’ sugar on high speed until thick billowy soft peaks form.
  2. Using a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip, pipe drop stars of whipped cream all over the green tea layer.
  3. Place a raspberry on top of each drop star, or in whichever pattern you like.
  4. To allow the pie to fully set up, refrigerate for 4-6 hours before serving.




Yum yum. I honestly couldn’t stop eating this pie – I turned into a little pie pig. I had to give the rest away almost immediately – ate through two slices while taking photos of it. But I am so stoked to make this again for a future summery gathering. What’s your favourite cream pie??

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16 Responses to “Matcha Cream Pie Recipe”

  1. Natalie McGlynn

    Hi Lyndsay, this looks YUM! Where do I get Matcha? I’ve never heard of this before! Loving your blog, read it all the time in Ireland! Hope you’re feeling good!! x

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Hi Natalie! Matcha green tea powder is a finely ground green tea powder used in ceremonial tea pourings, as well as in baking and cooking! You can find it online for sure, perhaps even in Ireland depending if you live in a metropolis area! Thank you so much for reading and for the kind words! (so cool you’re reading it from Ireland!!)

  2. danielle @ this picture book life

    Looks yummy and happy, too! :)

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Aww I love that – yes, it does look “happy”, doesn’t it? Thanks Danielle! xo

  3. Tori//Gringalicious

    Oh my goodness, this sounds amazing! Matcha and pie can’t possibly come togeher without being delicious!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      hey thanks Tori!! I’m excited to try MORE tea based cream pies!! :)

  4. jan


    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      thanks, Jan! ^__^

  5. Samantha | My Kitchen Love

    My hands are way up in the air and you know I’m waving them like I just don’t care for this cream pie!!

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      Haha! May as well get our lighters up, too!?? :P Thanks Sam for popping by!

  6. Cristina @ I Say Nomato

    This is so cute! I love the raspberries on top. I’ve never tried matcha, it’s hard to find out here. I’ll have to track some down and take a crack at this cream pie, they’re my weakness :)

    1. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

      The raspberries give it a necessary sweetness/tang/acidity that goes so nicely with the earthy creaminess of the matcha filling! Matcha powder is available online – and a little goes a long way, so you could use it in several recipes – such as ICE CREAM! :)

  7. Isabelle @ Crumb

    I love how you’ve turned the simple homey cream pie into something very sophisticated just by adding matcha powder and fresh raspberries… it’s such an unexpected flavour combination, and totally up my matcha-loving alley! :)

  8. Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls

    I am obsessed with matcha anything right now, so this pie is totally on my list for making very soon! I love that you paired it with fresh raspberries too. Matcha and raspberry is such a good combo! :D

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    […] a pie could be darling, this Matcha Cream Pie is absolutely the most darling of them […]

  10. Kal

    Trying this tonight! Your recipe forgot to mention how many eggs though…


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