This decadent and silky Amish Peanut Butter Pie recipe is one for the books. Layers of sweet creaminess, it's all your sweet tooth has been waiting for.
It's a dessert that can pretty much be made year round as it's not dependent on any seasonal produce or anything like that.
It is pretty special though, so works great for things like Thanksgiving desserts or Christmas. Or even just to a dinner party.
❤️ Why you'll love it
- In the traditional Amish recipe way, few easy to source ingredients are needed to make this pie.
- I love that I make mine using a homemade Amish Pie Crust - you could use a store-bought crust though, with no issues.
- Other than the pie crust needing to be blind-baked, this is a no bake dessert. Don't you love easy recipes?
- If you have a peanut butter lover (like my kids) they will LOVE this pie.
- It's a great dessert on a hot summer day.
- It's a decadent dessert for peanut butter lovers.
- Baked Pie Crust
- Peanut Butter
- Powdered Sugar
- Heavy Cream
- Whole Milk
- Vanilla Pudding Mix
See recipe card at the bottom of this post for quantities.
- Step 1: Blind bake your pie crust then let it cool.
- Step 2: In the bowl of a stand mixer (or electric mixer) add the peanut butter and powdered sugar and mix using the whisk attachment. It will form little pebble like balls.
- Step 3: Take half of the peanut butter crumbs and pour into the bottom of the pie shell. Move around to even out.
- Step 4: Wash the bowl of your stand mixer then add the heavy cream. Whip using the whisk attachment until soft peaks form. Add some powdered sugar and whip again until you get stiff peaks.
- Step 5: Remove most of the whipped cream and set aside in another medium bowl, leaving 1 cup of whipping cream.
- Step 6: Add peanut butter, instant pudding mix and cold milk. Using the paddle attachment slowly mix the ingredients until totally combined.
- Step 7: Pour pudding into the pie dish on top of the peanut butter crumbles. Smooth out with a spatula.
- Step 8: Spoon the remaining whipped cream on top (or pipe on using a piping bag if you want it prettier) then sprinkle the remaining peanut butter pebbles (crumb mixture) on top of pie. Place in the refrigerator to firm up before serving.
Hint: I tend to add just the 2 tablespoons of peanut butter to the pudding mix. Any more and it can be too heavy on the peanut butter taste. If you want it to be less rich, perhaps use 1 tablespoon or leave it out of the pudding altogether.
🔄 Substitutions and Variations
- Cool Whip - instead of homemade whipped cream use cool whip whipped topping.
- Egg Yolks - do the homemade vanilla pudding thing - with the egg yolks and vanilla bean.
- Cream Cheese - using cream cheese in the peanut butter filling, is an option.
- Chocolate Chips - These could be scattered if you want to add that texture.
- Store bought pie crust - instead of a traditional pie crust.
- Crunchy Peanut Butter - some people like to use crunchy peanut butter. It's an option.
- Graham Cracker Crust - Try using a graham cracker crust instead.
- Brown Sugar - you could try mixing the peanut butter with brown sugar instead.
- Egg Whites - you could whip some up and add a meringue.
- Cornstarch - you could add a little cornstarch mixture if you like it firmer.
- Oreo Cookie Crust - you could try this - it sounds like it could work.
- Chocolate Shavings - chocolate and peanut butter go so well together. Sprinkle some chocolate shavings on top.
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When making this Amish peanut butter pie I like to use my stand mixer. It makes life so much quicker. A hand mixer is also just as good.
You'll also need a 9" pie dish. I have some affiliate links in the recipe card below.
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If you're a big fan of Amish recipes, you should also try my Amish Mashed Potatoes, they're amazing.
This dessert should be stored in the refrigerator. In an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap.
Expert Tip: To keep the cream on top a little firmer you can add a little vanilla pudding mix, while whipping it. Just about a tablespoon or so. It will help prevent the cream topping from melting/wilting.
Yes, Amish peanut butter is slightly different. It has marshmallow creme and corn syrup added. I don't use that kind of peanut butter for this pie. Just the regular store bought version.
There's no steadfast rule when it comes to Amish recipes, this peanut butter cream pie is a traditional pie often sold though. You'll typically find that their recipes will be as few ingredients as possible, simplified and easy to source ingredients. It's always SO GOOD though.
Most definitely. I actually have an Amish Pie Crust recipe right here.
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Amish Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
A decadent and silky peanut butter pie, a recipe made famous by the Amish. Layers of peanut butter pebbles, vanilla pudding and topped with a whipped cream and more peanut butter pebbles.
- 1 Baked Pie Crust
- ½ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter + 2 Tablespoons
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar + ¼ Cup
- 1 (3.4oz) Package Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
- 1 Cup Whole Milk
- 3 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
- Blind bake your pie crust then allow to cool.
- Add ½ Cup Peanut Butter to the bowl of your stand mixer (or a mixing bowl with a hand mixer) along with the cup of powdered sugar, mix using the whisk attachment until little pebbles have formed.
- Take half of this mixture and add to the bottom of the cooled pie crust, evenly. Set aside the rest as they will be used as topping.
- Clean the mixing bowl and add the cream. Whip with the whisk attachment then add the ¼ Cup of powdered sugar to the cream and whip again until stiff peaks have formed.
- Remove most of the cream to another bowl, leaving 1 cup. Add the pudding mix, milk and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and mix on low using the paddle attachment. Just do this until incorporated then pour into the pie dish on top of the peanut butter pebbles. Smooth out using a spatula.
- Take the remaining cream that you set aside and layer on top of the pudding layer. You could also use a piping bag if you want it to look pretty.
- Sprinkle the remaining peanut butter pebbles on top of the cream.
- Put into the refrigerator to firm up before serving.
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 575Total Fat 47gSaturated Fat 25gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 104mgSodium 382mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 2gSugar 21gProtein 8g
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