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Peanut Butter Pie

This Peanut Butter Pie has a rich flavor and texture, and stores well in the freezer.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword peanut butter pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 551kcal

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Graham Crust:

  • 1 sleeve chocolate graham crackers*
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tbsp melted butter

For the Peanut Butter Pie Filling:

  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup peanut butter creamy or crunchy, up to you
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar (4 ounces by weight)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups heavy cream

To Serve:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • chopped peanut butter cups for garnish (about 6 mini, or 2 regular)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a food processor, pulse together the graham crackers and sugar, until ground. 
  • Add the melted butter, and pulse until evenly moistened, about 10 times.
  • Press the mixture evenly into a 9" pie plate, pushing the crust about halfway up the sides. 
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until it looks dry and has lots its sheen, then cool completely on a wire rack.
  • To make the filling, with a hand mixer, beat the mascarpone, peanut butter, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla extract, until fluffy and light, about 2 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the cream to soft peaks, then gently fold it into the peanut butter mixture in 3 separate installments.
  • Spoon the mixture evenly into the cooled crust, cover with plastic wrap, and chill completely. It will take about 6 hours in the refrigerator, or you can expedite the process by freezing for 2 hours.
  • To serve, whip the 1/2 cup cream and 1 tbsp sugar to soft peaks, and spread over the pie. Garnish with chopped peanut cups, and serve.
  • Note: Make sure the pie is fully chilled before serving, or it will be difficult to slice. Enjoy!

Notes

*If you can't find chocolate graham crackers, simply sub regular graham crackers and add 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder. Also, one sleeve is equivalent to 1.5 cups of graham cracker crumbs.

Nutrition

Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1230IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 0.5mg