Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients

Peanut Butter Pie:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, plus whipped cream, for garnish, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces shaved milk chocolate
  • Chopped peanuts, optional

Hot Fudge Sauce:

  • ⅓ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon table salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped

Directions

1 (9-inch) baked chocolate cookie pie crust

Hot Fudge Sauce:

Add the cream, brown sugar, corn syrup, cocoa powder, salt, and vanilla extract to a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the chopped chocolate. Stir continuously until the chocolate is melted and the sauce has thickened, roughly 3 to 4 minutes. Let the sauce cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Peanut Butter Pie:

In a large bowl combine the cream cheese, 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar and the peanut butter until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until thick and light. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract. Continue to whip until stiff peaks form.

Carefully fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture. Pour the batter into the pie shell, sprinkle with the shaved milk chocolate and freeze for 4 hours.

Notes: If desired, serve with the hot fudge sauce, whipped cream, and chopped peanuts.

  • Source: The Neelys
  • Prep Time: 10min
  • Inactive Time: 4hr 10min
  • Cook Time: 8min
  • Total Time: 4hr 28min
  • Recipe Yields: 8 servings
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Comments

  1. wow, that looks so good! that hot fudge sauce is calling my name….

  2. Have a question for you. I am planning on making this and would like to know if it is served frozen or if you just leave it in for 4 hours to set then take it out and put in the fridge?

    • Hey Tracy!

      You can serve it fresh out of the freezer frozen or let it thaw for a couple of hours. Either way it is delicious and up to you. Enjoy!

      – EGG

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