Lori’s Almost-Famous Peanut Butter Pie

Need a crowd-pleasing dessert you can make ahead, refrigerate, and forget about until serving time? I like this peanut butter pie better than any I have ever had, hands-down. Everybody loves it, and it is great any season of the year. It is rich, so think of serving thin slices and having it after a lighter-than-average meal.

I wanted to serve it for dessert at camp last summer, so I made it as individual servings in 9 oz. disposable plastic cups, but at home I use a 9″ or 12″ springform pan.

Peanut Butter Pie filling for 60 takes a big-guns mixer. Go, Hobart!

Filling the cups

Garnished with chopped peanut butter cups

Mmm — a satisfied camp teacher; photo credit: Tori Luther


Lori’s Almost-Famous Peanut Butter Pie

9” springform pan: serves 8-10 12” springform pan: serves 12-14 To serve 60 in 9 oz. plastic cups: X 4 big recipes
Graham cracker crumbs 1 c. 1 ½ c. (1 sleeve) 6 c. (4 sleeves)
butter, melted ¼ c. 6 T. 3 sticks
light brown sugar, packed ¼ c. 1/3 c. Skip
peanut butter, creamy 2 c. 3 c. (one 28 oz. jar) Four 28 oz. jars
sugar 2 c. 3 c. 12 c. (5+ lb?)
8 oz. package cream cheese, room temperature 2 3 96 oz. or twelve 8 oz. pkg. or two 48 oz. pkg.
butter, melted 2 T. 3 T. 12 T. (1 ½ sticks)
vanilla 2 t. 1 T. ¼ c.
whipping cream, whipped 1 ½ c. 2 c. (1 pt.) 2 qt.

Crust: Combine all and press into a deep dish pie dish or a spring form pan.

Filling: Beat together all but whipped cream. Then, fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Place in crust. Chill several hours or overnight in the fridge.

Glaze: 1 c. chocolate chips and 3 or more tablespoons strong hot coffee. (This amount is fine for both pie sizes.) Melt together in a saucepan or in the microwave. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over pie. For individual plastic-cup servings, omit glaze and top soft filling with chopped peanut butter cups before chilling thoroughly.

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  1. Alyssa
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 10:06 am | Permalink


  2. Marita Crozier
    Posted October 5, 2012 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    I’m hosting a Bunco group, Euchre card group and hosting the middle school/high schoolers from our congregation in three separate events next weekend. Looks like this will have to tried for at least one of those! Looks and sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try it.

  3. Posted October 7, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    This looks wonderful – so easy and tasty! I like the idea of individual servings.

    • Posted October 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Katie. I just finished making a smaller-sized one of these for my dad’s birthday today. And, I just finished licking the bowl — alone in the house, had to be done by somebody… Mmmm.
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