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mom's incredibly easy peanut butter pie

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Fran Murray
Fountain Hills, AZ

Peanut butter is a staple in our house, especially for Stephanie! I have been making this pie for years and it always meets with oohs and aahs at parties and family events.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Yum, oh yum! This pie is creamy peanut butter goodness. We taste-tested the recipe with a chocolate crust and we highly recommend the chocolate/peanut butter combination. In this pie, you have a creamy peanut butter filling with a layer of fluffy cream on top, sprinkled with chopped salted peanuts for crunch and a hint of salt to compliment the sweetness. Simple and quick to make, this pie is completely unpretentious, yet completely delicious.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 6 to 8
prep time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For mom's incredibly easy peanut butter pie

  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 4 oz
    softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 pt
    whipping cream or small container of Cool Whip topping
  • 3/4 c
    peanut butter (chunky or creamy works)
  • 1
    baked 8-inch pastry shell or one 8-inch chocolate cookie crust

How To Make mom's incredibly easy peanut butter pie

  • Sugar and cream cheese in a mixing bowl.
    Cream together the sugar and cream cheese in a large bowl.
  • Adding whipped cream and peanut butter to the sugar/cream cheese mixture.
    Add the whipped cream or Cool Whip and peanut butter.
  • Mixing ingredients until light and fluffy.
    Mix until smooth.
  • Pouring batter into a pie shell.
    Pour the batter into the pie crust.
  • Preparing the pie to be chilled.
    Chill for 1 hour.
  • Topping the pie with whipped cream.
    Top with more whipped cream.
  • Sprinkling with chopped nuts.
    Add chopped peanuts, if desired.
  • Reese's peanut butter cups added to the cake decorations.
    I always like to add mini Reese's peanut butter cups cut in half around the edges if using a chocolate crust.