Imagine biting into a recipe that you have been craving for so long. This Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie is everything you could want in a pie and more. This is the type of pie that you roll up to an Amish restaurant. Except, you could be eating it in the comfort of your own home. If you’re craving some peanut butter pie, make sure you give this dessert a try!
Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie
I remember eating peanut butter pie has a little girl and I couldn’t wait until I learned how to make it when I got older. It’s always been my favorite pie and it continues to be a household favorite too.
No one likes to eat a bad pie, which is why you have to make sure you’re using a good recipe. I can tell you that my recipe has been approved! It’s delicious and everyone that has tried it has loved it.
Benefits of the Ingredients
I know you probably think it’s a stretch to find benefits of the ingredients in a pie. Let me tell you though, each ingredient I use in my recipe is delicious. And some of the ingredients have some major benefits to your body. Let’s break down some of these ingredients and their benefits.
Cream cheese– I love using cream cheese in my recipes. It’s high in fat and low in calories, plus it can help make any recipe super creamy and oh-so-yummy. You’ll also get your helping of Vitamin B2 when you use cream cheese in your recipes.
Peanut butter – I know that everyone has their opinion on peanut butter but mine has always been a positive one. Not only does peanut butter taste good, but it has a few benefits worth noting. Peanut butter contains a lot of fiber, which is good for anyone’s body. Peanut butter also is high in protein, which can help your blood sugar.
Whipping cream – In my opinion, not enough people know about the benefits of whipping cream. This delicious ingredient can bring calcium to your life. Whipping cream also has good stuff in it like Vitamin A and phosphorus.
As you can see, these are only a select few ingredients I’m using, but there are many more. I love learning about the benefits of the ingredients of the foods I use in my recipes, especially Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie.
How to Store Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie
Because this pie is made out of dairy, you need to store it in the fridge. Plus, if this pie gets too warm it could just melt. It’s best kept in the fridge in an airtight container. Once it’s in the container, you can store it in your fridge for up to 3-5 days! This pie always goes really fast when I make it.
If you’re thinking about making this Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie, you are not making a bad decision. Everyone will love your pie and ask you to make it again. I’ve made this pie so many times for potlucks and even for our own family and it’s always a hit! What’s your favorite part of this pie?
Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie
- Pie Plate
- 1 cup Oreo cookies crushed
- ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
Peanut Butter Filling
- 1 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- whipped cream for topping
- Using a food processor or ziploc bag and rolling pin, grind up the Oreo cookies until crushed
- Mix in the melted butter
- Press the crust into the pie dish and place into the freezer.
Peanut Butter Frosting Ingredients
- Using a standing mixer, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until creamy and combined
- In a separate bowl, using a hand mixer, whip until stiff peaks the heavy whipped cream
- Fold the whipped cream into the powdered sugar.
- Remove crust from freezer and pour the filling inside.
- Spread the filling evenly in the crust.
- Place back into the fridge overnight.
Chocolate Ganache Directions
- Using a small pot, pour the heavy whipping cream and place over medium to high heat
- Once the heavy cream starts to simmer, pour over the chocolate chips and allow to sit for 2 minutes
- Whisk until smooth
- Gently pour over the peanut butter pie and smooth evenly.
- Scoop the peanut butter into a small microwave dish and heat for 30 second to soften it
- Scoop the peanut butter into the disposable piping bag.
- Cut the tip off and drizzle over the ganache.
- Pipe whipped cream around the edge of the pie.
- Cut and serve!