Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Creamy Peanut Butter Pie

This is one of those recipes where I don't feel it's necessary to give you a little story before the recipe. It's peanut butter pie. Do you REALLY care what this reminds me of, why I made it, or some long story about where it originated from? No. You want a fork. And you want some pie. And I totally get it.

However- if you do care, let me be honest- there is no long story. My mom asked me to bring a peanut butter dessert to Christmas and this was suggested to me. Boy oh boy am I glad it was suggested because it was delicious. It was also my first time making homemade whipped cream. Surprising, right? I'll never buy a can again, it's just SO good homemade. Even John liked it and he isn't a whipped cream kind of guy. So yeah- go get the ingredients and get to work. Then send me a piece.

Source: Stick a Fork In It

3 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
8 oz softened cream cheese
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 pie crust (graham cracker, Nilla wafer, or even chocolate would be good!)
4-6 full sized peanut butter cups, chopped

1- In a stand mixer whisk together the whipping cream and sugar until it reaches the consistency of whipped cream. Remove from the mixer and set aside.
2- Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add in the peanut butter and confectioners sugar, beating until well incorporated. Fold in half of the whipped topping.
3- Spoon the peanut butter mixture into the pie crust. Top with the remaining whipped cream. Garnish with the chopped peanut butter cups. Keep refrigerated until serving.


  1. Sounds and looks fabulous to eat.

  2. love pb pie! can't wait to try this & I like hearing the story behind the recipe :)

  3. I loooove peanut butter pie. Looks fabulous!

  4. So glad you liked it! Making the pie was the first time I made homemdade whipped cream as well, and OMG...I couldn't stop grabbing spoonfuls ;)

  5. This has got to be delicious! It has so many yummy ingredients!
    Fresh whipped cream is just a spoonful of heaven!

  6. That looks divine. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your pie up.