Monday, June 28, 2010

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie is one of my favorite desserts of all time.  I mean just look at it!  It is a vision of beauty!  Peanut butter is in my top 5 of favorite foods and this is the perfect vessel to serve it.  It is creamy, and soft, and crunchy, and velvety, and luscious.  It is everything that I look for in my peanut butter.  It is the perfect summer’s evening dessert. This recipe is perfect to make before you have to go to work, because it needs time to chill in the freezer.  While you are having a great dinner, pull the pie out to thaw and enjoy! 

I made myself hungry for it just typing about it!  The recipe was passed down to me by my Mom.  I don’t recall where she got the recipe from, but it has been in our family for quite a long time.  This has been my birthday cake on a few occasions because it is so good.  I know everyone in my family loves it!  I always double the recipe and make two if I am taking it to a party, one to share and one to keep at home.  As we speak it is calling me from the freezer right now.  Hmmmm….. Do I eat a healthy bowl of cereal for breakfast or should I choose a piece of peanut butter pie! 

I know what you are saying, “Sara. This isn’t from a cookbook.  You are supposed to be making recipes out of pile of books.  This is the second recipe.  Get back on track!”  I know I know… This recipe is sort of from a cookbook.  I have a collection of recipes that my Mother and my Grandmother have written down for me, so I consider that a cookbook.  It really isn’t in book form.  Just on well-loved note cards that are so stained, I have a hard time reading them. 

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

1 8oz package cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup milk
1 9oz container Cool Whip
¼ cup chopped peanuts
1 store-bought graham cracker crust
Chocolate syrup (optional)

Beat cream cheese and sugar on high.  Add peanut butter and beat until combined.  Gradually beat in the milk.  Fold in the Cool Whip.  Stir in the chopped peanuts.  Carefully fill the pre-made pie shell with the delicious mixture.  Freeze for 4 hours until set.  Pull out of the freezer about 15 minutes before you want to serve it, to take the chill off.  Drizzle the pie with chocolate syrup if you would like to be more decadent, but this pie stands on its own.  It does make a lovely presentation.  You can share it if you want to, or eat the pie yourself.     


  1. What a pie! I could eat a whole one!

  2. What a great summer recipe, I love peanut butter pie!

  3. This looks great! And it is perfectly timed because this is the first real week this year where we've seen the sun in Oregon!

  4. Gosh this looks fantastic. So creamy and nutty and oh, I want some!