Monday, January 24, 2011

Best. Peanut. Butter. Pie. EVER

No, this isn't my pie, but it looks like it.
Every time we go out to dinner, my husband orders the peanut butter pie if it's on the menu. Last night I prepared a pie from scratch for him from a random recipe search of the Internet. Thanks to mega-family The Bates for their recipe, which I modified slightly.

Makes two 9in pies, serves 16. VERY RICH

1 8oz cream cheese, softened
2 tubs (total 16 oz) of Cool Whip
2 cups powdered sugar (or "confectioners")
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 graham or Oreo cookie crumb pie shells
16 mini Reese's peanut butter cups
Chocolate syrup to drizzle on top.

Blend cream cheese and powdered sugar
Add peanut butter
Add Cool Whip
Mix thoroughly with hand blender or standing mixer

Fill two pie shells, drizzle with syrup and place in freezer for 30 minutes to freeze
Remove and let thaw a bit before serving (it will be easier to cut the slices if slightly thawed). Dot tops of each slice with Reese's cups cut in half

Let me tell you, we ate this UP.

I am already thinking of way to make this in other flavors by substituting the peanut butter for crushed York peppermint patties, or use Kahlua, or frozen strawberry preserves. If I folded in cotton candy, could I dare make cotton candy pie??


Rough Nutrition Guide (from

Nutrition Facts
User Entered Recipe
  16 Servings

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 359.3
  Total Fat 21.3 g
      Saturated Fat 7.7 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 4.2 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 8.3 g
  Cholesterol 16.0 mg
  Sodium 268.3 mg
  Potassium 148.5 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 37.5 g
      Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
      Sugars 25.8 g
  Protein 6.3 g

  Vitamin A 8.5 %
  Vitamin B-12 1.1 %
  Vitamin B-6 4.5 %
  Vitamin C 0.0 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 14.0 %
  Calcium 2.3 %
  Copper 2.9 %
  Folate 5.0 %
  Iron 5.8 %
  Magnesium 7.8 %
  Manganese 9.7 %
  Niacin 13.7 %
  Pantothenic Acid     2.3 %
  Phosphorus     9.2 %
  Riboflavin 5.5 %
  Selenium 4.6 %
  Thiamin 2.9 %
  Zinc 4.5 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


josette said...

Oh, makes me wish I was not allergic to peanut butter......looks so good

josette said...

Ahaa! found on line that I can substitute soy nut butter for the peanut butter. It is made from roasted soy beans and supposed to have a similar taste.....will have to give it a try.

Haven't had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in over 50 years......


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