Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie

At church this weekend we had a party.  Everyone was to bring a homemade pie or homemade soup.  There was going to be judging and prizes awarded!  I decided to take a pie.

My competitive edge went into high gear and I began searching through pie recipes.  I decided not to do pumpkin or apple because I figured that everyone would do either pumpkin or apple given the time of year.

A few weeks ago on my Beach Babe escape weekend we had enjoyed an amazing piece of peanut butter pie and it had been on my mind ever since.  In my recipe search I came across a recipe for peanut butter pie I have had in my files for years.  It had been ten years or more since I made it but I remembered it being pretty good so I decided that it would be my pie contest entry.

The original recipe called for a graham cracker crust but since I can’t eat peanut butter without chocolate I made my crust out of Oreos.

Peanut Butter Pie

All I had in the cupboard was natural peanut butter so I added a little bit of salt – about 1/4 tsp. and a little bit of sugar (just to taste) to sweeten it up a bit.  If you using regular peanut butter you will not need to do that.

The filling is a combination of peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and whipped cream and makes a nice light and fluffy filling – yum!

Peanut Butter Pie

I added extra whip cream on top and some broken up Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups for an extra peanut butter punch and besides that it looked prettier.

Now wouldn’t you pick this pie as a winner?  Well, the judges didn’t -so sad!  An apple pie was the winner!

I think this recipe is a real winner though. So next time you get a craving for peanut butter and chocolate give this a try!

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Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients

    Crust:
  • 1 2/3 C graham cracker crumbs or Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 3/4 stick/cube butter
  • Filling:
  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1/4 C milk, I used half and half
  • 1 C smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream

Instructions

    Crust:
  • Combine crumbs, sugar and butter and press into a 9 inch pie plate
  • Bake a 425 degrees for 9 - 10 minutes
  • Let cool
  • Filling:
  • Beat cream cheese with powdered sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add in milk, peanut butter and vanilla
  • In a chilled bowl beat whip cream until it holds a stiff peak
  • Stir one third of it into the peanut butter mixture
  • Fold in the remaining whipped cream until thoroughly combined
  • Pour filling into cooled pie crust
  • Decorate top of pie with additional whipped cream and chopped candy
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight is better

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. jessica k. says

    All I can say is YUM…!! I think I just gained a pound looking at the pictures…! Its on my list of things to make… Maybe for Sweetest Day..!

  2. says

    Peanut Butter ANYTHING is my absolute favorite. I’m going to have to try this one this weekend. It may not look as pretty, but I’m sure it will taste just as good!

  3. Heather B says

    I think I just gained 5lbs just looking at the picture! Guess I will have to make the pie now and make it 10!

  4. says

    Wow, this looks terrific! I know I’d be voting for that pie, especially, as you said, all the others were probably typical fall favorites. Yum!

  5. julie spady says

    My daughter, who will be 20 on Wednesday, chose this recipe for her birthday dessert! We can’t wait to try it!!

  6. MelanieL says

    I’ve been making your peanut butter pie for a couple years now and it wins the prize in my book! My kids beg me to make this so I’m going to surprise them next Thursday by making it for pi (3.14) day!

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