Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

This Peanut Butter Pie recipe has a rich peanut butter flavor with honey roasted nuts and a graham cracker crust. It slices easily for beautiful presentation. For some reason Father’s Day always sneaks up on me. The kids are just getting out of school and summer is beginning. It’s really hard to buy anything for my husband because he doesn’t want much and if he does want something he’ll usually research it forever and then buy it. This year I was determined to make his day special. With a little suggestion from him I found out that he needed a chainsaw and really wanted some coconut peanut butter from North Shore Goodies in Hawaii. It was nice to actually get him something he really wanted because he deserves it.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to get too mushy on you. The thing is though…when you marry someone you have no idea what kind of father they will really be. When their kid breaks their Ipad or flicks ketchup all over their white dress shirt, how will they react? Will they be always hoping naptime is soon or will they say screw naptime, today we are going on an adventure? Peanut Butter Pie Recipe | The Girl Who Ate Everything I got lucky.

For Father’s Day I made him this peanut butter pie. No, I didn’t use the coconut peanut butter from Hawaii because that stuff costs more than my life. You’re going to be tempted to drizzle chocolate on this but to really taste the peanut butter flavor you should leave it off.

Peanut Butter Pie Recipe | The Girl Who Ate Everything I usually use white sugar in my graham cracker crusts but this one had brown sugar in it and I don’t think I will ever go back. It adds more depth and a warm richness that I love. Although we bake the crust in this recipe, if you’re completely determined to not turn on your oven you could chill the crust first instead. Peanut Butter Pie Recipe | The Girl Who Ate Everything 
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Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (5 1/3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey-roasted peanuts, chopped

Peanut Butter Filling:

  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup heavy cream, divided

Whipped Cream Layer:

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease 9-inch pie plate.
  2. For the crust: In a medium bowl, combine the crumbs, brown sugar, and melted butter. Pour crumbs into prepared plate. Using bottom of dry measuring cup, press crumbs into bottom and up sides of plate. Bake until crust is fragrant and beginning to brown, 10-12 minutes, rotating plate halfway through baking. Let crust cool completely and spread 1/3 cup peanuts evenly over bottom of cooled crust. Reserve the remaining peanuts for topping.
  3. For the Peanut Butter Filling: Using stand mixer fitted with whisk, mix 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter, cream cheese, and 3 tablespoons cream on low speed until combined. Increase speed to medium-high and whip until fluffy, about 1 minute. Transfer to large bowl and set aside.
  4. In now-empty mixer bowl, whip remaining 3/4 cup cream on medium-low speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Increase speed to high and whip until stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into peanut butter mixture until no white streaks remain. Spoon filling into crust and spread into even layer.
  5. Whipped cream Layer: In the empty mixer bowl, whip cream, 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla on medium-low speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Increase speed to high and whip until stiff peaks form. Spread whipped cream evenly over filling. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Sprinkle with remaining peanuts. Slice and serve.

Notes

Source: slightly adapted from Cook’s Country

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  1. Now I want coconut peanut butter!! This pie looks pretty fabulous — we love peanut butter!

  2. I am obsessed with peanut butter! And love that there is a whole pie of it 🙂 Gorgeous photos!

  3. This looks Amazing. Like the idea of using brown sugar in the crust. I’m going have to make this soon.
    I just wouldn’t be able to control myself tho by not adding some chocolate curls or alittle grated chocolate on top.
    Thanks 4 the recipe

  4. This pie looks fabulous! I can imagine your husband loved it!

  5. Thank you for the nice recipe. Have a great weekend.

  6. Peanut butter pie is a classic that NEVER gets old! The simplicity of this recipe is awesome and I am totally going to use brown sugar in my graham crust from now on!

  7. OMG This pie is probably going to haunt me until I finally make & eat this whole pie! Looks AH-Mazing!

  8. I once had a slice of pie similar to this on vacation. I never knew how they made it. This will be my next go to desert.

  9. I love this! So simple. We are big peanut butter eaters in our house, this will be gone in one night. 🙂

  10. My husband sounds like yours…never wants anything but if he does he will research it forever and then buy it on his own. It’s frustrating when it comes time to buy him anything! I’m sure your guy loved this pie though. Man, it looks delish. I have been on a pb craze lately and I wouldn’t mind adding this to it right now. Yum!

  11. Is there something missing in the filling?

  12. This looks absolutely delicious! Peanut butter pie just sounds wonderful 🙂

  13. I love love love peanut butter pie. And so does my family. I am always testing different recipes out. I am enchanted with the idea of peanuts in the crust. This looks to be a winning version!

  14. Who doesn’t love peanut butter pie? This looks awesome!

  15. I can’t wait to try this recipe! If it is half as good as your peanut butter cake recipe it will be fantastic 🙂

  16. Oh yum! I love the honey roasted peanuts… I actually love everything about this! I could see myself drizzling warm honey or chocolate over the top too. I seriously need some coconut peanut butter in my life as well 🙂

  17. Oh my! This looks delicious! I bet using an Oreo crust in place of graham crackers would be great too 🙂 thanks for posting!

  18. im so happy to finally find a peanut butter pie recipe that DOESNT have cool whip in it! This sounds so great! Can’t wait to make it!