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Peanut Butter Pie

This smooth creamy pie with a big peanut butter taste reminds me of Mom. It's sure to be a hit around your house, too. I like to make this dessert in the summer because it's simple to prepare and the kitchen stays cool. — Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cook-and-serve vanilla or chocolate pudding
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • Whipped cream


  • In a saucepan, cook pudding and milk over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat and cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a bowl, cut peanut butter into confectioners' sugar until small crumbs form. (Peanut butter consistency may vary; add additional confectioners' sugar if necessary.) Set aside about 2 tablespoons of crumbs; sprinkle remaining mixture into pie shell. Pour pudding over crumbs. Chill until set. Top with whipped cream; sprinkle reserved crumbs on top.

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  • GinaLackey
    Jun 21, 2018

    This is easy to make

  • justmbeth
    May 23, 2015

    Made it with chocolate pudding and loved it. It is rich, like all peanut butter pies are. Will make this again.

  • Water4Chocolate
    Feb 22, 2015

    The directions don't go along with the ingredients or the reviews: It calls for a pastry shell but refers to "crumbs" being set aside for the topping??? Reviewer talk about "peanuts" but that is not consistent with the recipe either. I really like that this is one peanut butter pie recipe that is actually far lower in calories than all others!

  • Mrs_T
    Apr 5, 2014

    A five-star pie for sure! I always use the chocolate pudding in this, and sometimes up the chocolate factor even more by using chocolate whipped cream on top instead of regular. It reminds me of a pie our family has enjoyed at a New England truck stop. I just adapted this recipe this week to make a layered dessert in a 13x9 pan rather than a pie, to make more servings. It turned out great! I agree with a previous reviewer -- it should chill at least 4 hours for the best flavor and consistency.

  • lvarner
    Jul 1, 2013

    I just love this recipe. It is quick and easy but tastes so good, especially to a peanut butter like me. I will sometimes drizzle chocolate sauce over each slice just before serving. I also have made a banana-PB variation of this pie by substituting banana pudding mix for the vanilla or chocolate and also adding slices from 2 peeled bananas to the bottom of the baked pie shell.I always chill it at least 4 hours (if not longer) before serving in order to make sure that it is well set and slices nicely.The crumb filling/topping of this pie is so good!

  • jaspertyler
    Jan 12, 2013

    My husband and I really like this pie. I do not add the peanuts though.

  • nigols
    Jan 2, 2013

    went down well with the boys will make again

  • MissElphe
    Oct 26, 2012

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  • contrarywife
    Jun 15, 2012

    5 STARS!!! Excellent recipe. I've been making this for years and it never fails to please. Everybody loves it! Almost as good with chocolate pudding, some might say it's better ...

  • Trenton1
    Nov 23, 2008

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