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Peanut Butter Pie

My husband is not a huge dessert person.  It breaks my heart to go to a restaurant with him sometimes and him not order a dessert.  I like to each get one and share but he rarely goes along with that plan. Unless there is a peanut butter pie on the menu.  He is a big fan.  Huge fan.  Whenever he has been a very good boy or a it is a special occasion, I whip up one of these babies for him.  Now, I am going to put a little disclaimer on this recipe.  Eat this piece of deliciousness in moderation.  This is not what one would call a “light” dessert.  That being said, leftovers (if there are any) are a pretty delicious breakfast.  That is if you are into pie for breakfast.  Which I am.

I start with the crust.  You could easily buy the graham cracker crumbs, but I have 3 kids.  I always have graham crackers in my pantry.  I just give them a whiz in the food processor and make my own.

Add sugar and melted butter.

Press the graham cracker mixture into the pan.  I find the bottom of a measuring cup helps get a nice even crust.

I forgot to take a picture of the whipped cream, but you know what that looks like don’t you?

Here is the peanut butter, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla mixture.  It will be like a thick cookie dough.

add the whipped cream

Take your time folding in the cream, you want this to be light and airy.

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For the crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
6 Tablespoons melted butter
Mix together and press into a pie pan.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes.  Let cool and start on the filling.
For the filling:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup peanut butter (I use smooth)
4 oz. cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips (completely optional, I prefer to use the mini chips, but did not have any on this particular day)

Whip the heavy cream and set aside.  Cream together the peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar. Add the vanilla.  Fold the whip cream mixture into the peanut butter mixture.  Add the chips.  Pour into cooled crust.  Chill before serving.  Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Pie


Ingredients

  • For the crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons melted butter
  • Mix together and press into a pie pan. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Let cool and start on the filling.
  • For the filling:
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup peanut butter (I use smooth)
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (completely optional, I prefer to use the mini chips, but did not have any on this particular day)

Instructions

  1. Mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter, and press into a pie pan. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Let cool and start on the filling.
  2. Whip the heavy cream and set aside. Cream together the peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar. Add the vanilla. Fold the whip cream mixture into the peanut butter mixture. Add the chips. Pour into cooled crust. Chill before serving. Enjoy!

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  1. Carrie

    February 25th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    This may be my favorite food ever! I can’t wait to make it again. Thanks for posting.

  2. Cindy

    July 11th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    this pie is amazing. Ive never made before. My boyfriend said it was best he has ever had. Hint if in hurry u can freeze for about hour before serving.

  3. bakedbree

    July 12th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks for the tip, and I am glad that he liked it so much. It is my husband’s favorite.

  4. Corey

    February 25th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    When I had this at your house I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I’m glad I have step-by-step directions to try and make it myself. Wish me luck!

  5. Kristin Faulkner

    February 27th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I love this new blog! I can’t wait to try some of these recipes and I adore that you take step by step pictures! What a great pic of Wes and Clay Clay at the end enjoying your scrumptious creation!!! You are my HERO!

  6. Rituparna

    April 14th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Love the recipe …

  7. Terri

    September 12th, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I made this recipe yesterday and it was a huge hit. I have two boys (5 yrs. and 2 yrs.) and a very picky husband and they all loved it! It is even better the next day……… that’s if there is any left over that is:) Great Blog and very yummy recipes!!

  8. bakedbree

    September 12th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I am very happy that it was a hit. It is my husbands absolute favorite.

  9. Crystal D. Matthews

    November 4th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    That last picture just stole my heart!

    The pie looks amazing!!!

  10. bakedbree

    November 4th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Isn’t that a sweet picture? One of my favorites.

  11. RAMONA LOZOYA

    November 16th, 2010 at 9:26 am

    REPLYING ON PEANUT PIE. JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU LOVED LOVED THE STEP BY STEP WITH PICTURES. SO MANY TIMES I WISH THERE WERE PICTURES WITH EACH STEP AND YOU SHOWED THAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH! CAN’T WAIT TO MAKE THIS PIE.

  12. bakedbree

    November 17th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Thank you Ramona!

  13. Matt George

    November 19th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Just made this for my pre-Thanksgiving dinner with my friends! Tastes wonderful and I hope it’s going to be a hit. Keep up the good work 🙂

  14. bakedbree

    November 19th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you Matt!

  15. Melody

    December 6th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    I am sorry, this may be a dumb question but is heavy whipping cream the same as whipped cream?

  16. bakedbree

    December 6th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    No, whipped cream is actually heavy whipping cream that has air beaten into it.

  17. Melody

    December 7th, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Ok, thanks! One time I asked someone at the grocery store for heavy whipping cream and they sent me to the whipped cream.

  18. bakedbree

    December 7th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    oh my.

  19. Melody

    December 10th, 2010 at 7:30 am

    I found it last night! I am making this tomorrow for my husband’s 30th birthday party! Thanks a ton!

  20. bakedbree

    December 12th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    You are welcome!

  21. Jennifer

    December 10th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    I stumbled on this a couple weeks ago and bookmarked it. I promised my boyfriend I’d make it, and it’s now chilling; the fingerfuls I’ve snuck are wonderful! Thanks for a great recipe.

  22. bakedbree

    December 12th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    it is my husband’s absolute favorite dessert. Hope that your boyfriend liked it.

  23. Jeff Blackwell

    January 6th, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Can you please recommend a food processor for this recipe? Thanks.

  24. bakedbree

    January 7th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    I use Cuisinart, I actually just got a new one the other day.

  25. Sarah

    February 1st, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Hey Bree! I made this last week for Wednesday Night church. It was delissssshhhh and completely gone, everyone loved it. However, I did have a little problem – mine was not creamy-looking like yours. Probably due to the fact that when I mixed up the pb, sugar, vanilla and cream cheese, the sugar didn’t really dissolve. It was really gritty looking. But I added the whipped cream anyway, and it was still all gritty. Finally I just put the whole thing back into the KitchenAid(still fitted with the whisk attachment from whipping the cream) and it finally came together. But again, it was definitely gritty-looking, even thought it tasted wonderful. So I just went with it. Any suggestions as to what I did wrong? I will say that I used reduced-fat pb. Not my choice, all we had in the cupboard. I wonder if that did it.

  26. bakedbree

    February 1st, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    The reduced fat peanut butter may have had something to do with it. Try using powdered sugar? I am curious as to why this happened.

  27. Paul

    February 4th, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Totally not a cook. Just a regular bachelor type guy. But I made this last week and was instantly promoted to Chef Ramsay status with the friends. (I cheated a bit and used pre-prepared Keebler brand graham crust though.). I also used a hand blender at the whipping cream stage instead of just folding it in and it came out REALLY smooth and creamy.

    Totally awesome recipe!

  28. bakedbree

    February 5th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    sweet! so glad that you liked it Chef Ramsey.

  29. Texas Lee

    February 7th, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Oh my! This sure was fantastic! I’m fifteen and I love to bake for my huge family, and they LOVED it! Thank you so much for this fabulous recipe! Oh, and that last picture was adorable!

  30. bakedbree

    February 7th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    You are welcome! So happy that your family liked it.

  31. Steph

    February 19th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    When I tried this it was good up until i added in the whipped heavy whipping cream. the whole thing became too liquidy and i used the exact amount. i tried everything to thicken it up. ended up throwing it out.

  32. bakedbree

    February 19th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Did you fold it in? Was the cream really whipped? I made this today and have never had that problem.

  33. Brenna

    March 11th, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Did you whip the cream before you folded it in? You have the whip the heavy cream in a separate bowl before hand. You do this with a mixer.

  34. Brenna

    March 11th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Love this recipe!
    The only problem I had was that I didn’t chill it for long enough so the mixture was a little liquidly. I put it in my fridge for about 15 min and since my friends and I were so eager to try it we ate it right out of the pan because if we cut it top mixture just would of fell in. We didn’t finish the whole thing so I put it back in the fridge and came back to it in the morning and found that the mixture had hardened up and the pie was able to be cut into slices. So I would just suggest to “chill” it for a couple hours before serving!

  35. bakedbree

    March 14th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Sorry that it got soupy on you. You have to be careful when you are folding the whipped cream into the peanut butter. If you don’t fold gently, it can lose the air and get less firm. It should chill together though.

  36. Brenna

    March 29th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    thanks! I didn’t even think of that.

  37. bakedbree

    March 29th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    no problem.

  38. Renee

    April 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Can you use pre whipped cream? I don’t have a mixer sadly…

  39. bakedbree

    April 14th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I would use Cool Whip, not the kind from the can.

  40. Jezebelle

    June 28th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Very cute pic with the baby!

    I just made this for my husband on a whim, late-night…it’s in the freezer right now. I saw your recipe and I miraculously had all the ingredients so I had to try it! I sneaked a taste of the filling and it’s so yummy! This was really easy and the pie looks just like the picture. Thanks for the recipe!

  41. bakedbree

    June 28th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    You are very welcome, this is my husband’s absolute favorite dessert.

  42. Kelly

    September 20th, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Will any biscuit do as an alternative to graham crackers? I’m from South Africa and I don’t think we get those here…

  43. bakedbree

    September 23rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Yes, chocolate ones are great here.

  44. Caryn

    October 22nd, 2011 at 3:03 am

    Hey! I had the same issue with this as another girl above. As soon as I started to “cream” the peanut butter, cream cheese, and sugar, it gritted up on me. I was wondering if maybe the brand is the issue as far as the peanut butter goes. I used JIF peanut butter, Philadelphia cream cheese, and C&H sugar. Did you use granulated or confectioner’s sugar for your pie? I ended up (after the second gritty batch) just folding in the cream. Still tastes great, though it’s admittedly more gritty than I feel comfortable serving up to my husband’s family tomorrow. Gonna be brave and bring my pies anyway, but I am determined to get it right next time. Any suggestions?

  45. bakedbree

    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I use whatever sugar I have around. If the grain bothers you, use 10x.

  46. Caryn

    October 22nd, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Oh! And did you use a stand mixer or your spatula to do the creaming? Maybe the problem is that I used my Kitchenaid… Though I shudder to think that my Kitchenaid would ever be the problem.

  47. bakedbree

    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I have made this pie a thousand times, and have never had a problem. I wish that I could be more helpful.

  48. Connie

    November 1st, 2011 at 10:01 am

    These look amazing! I love the flavor combination.

  49. bakedbree

    November 7th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    thank you Connie.

  50. sherrie

    July 4th, 2012 at 1:57 am

    I just stumbled onto this recipe and i am going to give it a try… hope it turns out good for me. i have a very picky family. thank you for posting the pictures!

  51. bakedbree

    July 12th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I understand a picky family! I bet that they will love this pie, I have never served it to anyone that didn’t love it.

  52. Cindy

    July 11th, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    This pie was so easy to make. Ibe never made before my boyfriend loves pb pie and told me this was the best he has ever had!!! I got points for that. This is much better than the pie with cool whip and no creame cheese.

  53. bakedbree

    July 12th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    The homemade version is so much better, I am glad that it was easy for you to make.

  54. Meg Way

    October 1st, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    soooo tasty!!!

  55. bakedbree

    October 2nd, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    too tasty! the BEST breakfast in the world!

  56. Megan

    October 20th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Mmm! Just made one of these to take to a chili supper tomorrow evening. Should I freeze it tonight, and put it into the fridge tomorrow morning, or will it be fine in fridge all night?

  57. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    It is fine in the fridge.

  58. Murray

    November 23rd, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    I am making this pie as of now . I looked at a bunch on the internet and this was the most apealling . I noticed in the comments a few were saying it was a little gritty . Not sure if this was their problem but, always make sure your peanut butter and your cream cheese are at room temperature . Just a tip. thanks for the post . I’m sure it will be good.

  59. bakedbree

    November 27th, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Your’re welcome.

  60. Murray

    November 23rd, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Hi again, Just got done making the filling, all I can say is OMG . You could put that stuff in an old dirty shoe and would still be delishious . LOL I put this batch in a baked pastry shell this time . I can’t wait to put in a graham crust or an oreo crust . Thank You so much this will be made a million times.

  61. bakedbree

    November 27th, 2016 at 10:22 am

    I know, right? It’s really good. I like it in an Oreo crust, but my husband is a traditionalist and only likes it in graham cracker.

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