Peanut Butter Pie

October 26, 2020

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No bake Peanut Butter Pie – it’s decadently delicious, smooth and fluffy, ultra rich, and perfectly peanut buttery. It’s made with just FIVE ingredients and couldn’t be easier!

Looking for another super simple pie to make? Try my popular Chocolate Mousse Pie too!

Slice of peanut butter pie on a dessert plate.

Easy Peanut Butter Pie

A dreamy, luscious pie that has an overload of peanut butter flavor and a chocolatey Oreo crust to pair with it. It almost taste like eating a Reese’s but in pie form!

This pie is great for those times when you want in impressive dessert but you only want to put in bare minimal effort.

The crust is already made so all you need to do is whip the cream, mix the remaining ingredients then fold it all together and spread over the crust.

Then of course can decorate as you wish – using things such as sweetened whipped cream, warmed peanut butter, fudge sauce, chocolate ganache, mini Reese’s or Reese’s Pieces, or chopped roasted peanuts.

Or leave it topping free and no one will be complaining. This pie is temptingly tasty!

Overhead image of peanut butter pie with a few slices cut.

Peanut Butter Pie Recipe Ingredients

  • Peanut butter: Use smooth peanut butter not chunky.
  • Heavy cream: Many peanut butter pies use cool whip but I’m all about that real cream. It’s so much better!
  • Cream cheese: You can let rest at room temperature about 30 minutes or soften in the microwave about 8 – 10 seconds per side until just soft.
  • Powdered sugar: Opting for fine confectioners sugar keeps the pie silky smooth. No grittiness here.
  • Oreo crust: Using a store-bought crust makes this pie a total breeze. You can use graham cracker crust in place of the Oreo crust if preferred.
  • Vanilla extract (optional): This ingredient is completely optional. I’ve made it with an without and it’s delicious either way. The vanilla only adds a faint flavor.

Image of ingredients used to make peanut butter pie. Includes Oreo crust, peanut butter, powdered sugar, cream cheese, heavy cream and optional vanilla extract.

How to Make Peanut Butter Pie

  1. Whip cream until stiff: Pour heavy cream into a medium mixing bowl (or 4 cup liquid measuring cup) and using an electric hand mixer whip heavy cream until very stiff peaks form.
  2. Separately mix peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar: In a separate large mixing bowl, using the same beaters and mixer (no need to clean) set on low speed, mix peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla if using until combined.
  3. Whip mixture until fluffy: Increase speed to high and whip until slightly fluffy, about 1 minute.
  4. Fold mixtures together: Add whipped cream to peanut butter mixture and fold until evenly combined.
  5. Spread into pie crust: Pour mixture into pie crust and spread into an even layer.
  6. Chill: Freeze 1 hour. Decorate if desired and slice.Collage of eight images showing steps to making peanut butter pie filling and adding to crust.

How to Store No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

  • Pie should be stored in an airtight container.
  • Store in the freezer or in the fridge.
  • If stored in the freezer more than 1 hour let it soften at room temperature a little while before serving to soften it up a little.

Homemade Crust Recipes

If you prefer to make the crust homemade you can definitely go that route. You can try these recipes:

Oreo Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Finely crush 24 Oreos and mix with 4 Tbsp melted unsalted butter in a bowl.
  • Press into a 9-inch pie plate (along bottom and sides).
  • Bake 8 – 10 minutes. Let cool completely before using.

Graham Cracker Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Finely crush 9 finely crushed graham cracker sheets (1 1/3 cups), then in a bowl mix with 3 Tbsp sugar and 5 Tbsp melted unsalted butter.
  • Press into a 9-inch pie plate (along bottom and sides).
  • Bake 9 – 11 minutes. Let cool completely before using.

Helpful Tips

  • When whipping the heavy cream it’s helpful to use a chilled bowl and beaters if you happened to plan ahead. Just pop them in the freezer for 5 minutes before using.
  • Don’t use natural peanut butter because it can be runny.
  • Beat cream to very stiff peaks this will help build up the structure of the pie.
  • Don’t skip freeze time or pie will be too soft.
  • For cleaner cuts, carefully clean the knife between slices.

Peanut butter pie shown sliced in an aluminum pie dish.

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Slice of peanut butter pie on a dessert plate.
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Peanut Butter Pie

It's decadently delicious, smooth and fluffy, ultra rich, and perfectly peanut buttery! It's made with just FIVE ingredients and couldn't be easier!
Servings: 8
Prep15 minutes
Chill1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (235ml) heavy cream
  • 1 cup (242g) creamy peanut butter
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups (150g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 (6 oz) Oreo pie crust, store-bought*

Instructions

  • Pour heavy cream into a medium mixing bowl (or 4 cup liquid measuring cup) and using an electric hand mixer whip heavy cream until very stiff peaks form.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, using the same beaters and mixer (no need to clean) set on low speed, mix peanut butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla if using until combined.
  • Increase speed to high and whip until fluffy, about 1 minute.
  • Add whipped cream to peanut butter mixture and fold until evenly combined**.
  • Pour mixture into pie crust and spread into an even layer.
  • Freeze 1 hour or refrigerate for 4 hours.
  • Decorate if desired (with topping ideas listed below) and slice.

Notes

  • *A store-bought graham cracker crust will work too. Or you can use a recipe for a homemade Oreo or graham cracker crust. Recipes are listed up above in blog post.
  • **It will take a bit of folding to fully incorporate, it won't seem to want to come together at first.
TOPPING IDEAS (OPTIONAL)
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Lightly heated peanut butter
  • Hot fudge sauce or chocolate ganache (cool slightly so it doesn't melt pie)
  • Reeses or Reese's Pieces
  • Roasted unsalted peanuts
Toppings are not included in nutrition estimate.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Pie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 568 Calories from Fat 378
% Daily Value*
Fat 42g65%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 359mg16%
Potassium 297mg8%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 818IU16%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 61mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.