mom's incredibly easy peanut butter pie

★★★★★ 2
a 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 fluffy cream layer. Sprinkled with chopped salted peanuts, they add crunch and give the pie a salty/sweet flavor. This peanut butter pie is simple and quick to make. Completely unpretentious, yet completely delicious.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 6 to 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 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 sugar and cream cheese together first.
  • Adding whipped cream and peanut butter to the sugar/cream cheese mixture.
    Add whipped cream or Cool Whip and peanut butter.
  • Mixing ingredients until light and fluffy.
    Mix until smooth.
  • Pouring batter into a pie shell.
    Pour batter into pre-made or pre-bought chocolate pie crust (this is the tastiest if you love chocolate and peanut butter together). Or, follow directions for a single crust pie pastry (prick bottom and sides with a fork and bake in a 450 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden).
  • Preparing the pie to be chilled.
    Chill for one 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 Reese's peanut butter cups (miniature size) cut in half around the edges if using a chocolate crust.