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Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie– Graham cracker crust with crushed roasted salted peanuts filled with a sweetened creamy peanut butter filling. 

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So, I made a pie. It’s a peanut butter pie. It is good. 

That’s all!

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I kid! We’ve got peanut butter pie to talk about today. You know how some peanut butter pies are really just a giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup? They’re totally delicious, btw! However, this pie is not that. I’m not saying that it is not delicious, because that it is. I am letting you know that it is not a giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Man, I’m glad I cleared that up. 

This pie is for those of use who have scoured the pantry looking for a snack or something sweet and when our eyes spotted the beloved jar of peanut butter we heard angels singing. Then we grabbed a spoon (or maybe just used a finger) and engulfed the said peanut butter. Yea, this is that kind of pie. It is specifically for PEANUT BUTTER devotees.

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The crust is a graham cracker crust with the addition of crushed roasted salted peanuts. Homemade graham cracker crust is super easy and tastes so good! I added the peanuts and graham crackers to my ninja food processor bowl and it created a fine, crumbly texture. Then I added the sugar and butter and pulsed it a couple of more times and I was done. You can use a drinking glass, your hands or one of these to pat the crust into the greased pie plate.

Peanut Butter Pie
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Crust
  1. 1 (5oz) sleeve of graham crackers (about 9 whole crackers)
  2. 1 cup roasted, salted peanuts
  3. 2 tablespoons sugar
  4. 6 tablepoons butter, slightly softened
Pie
  1. 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  2. 1 8oz. package of cream cheese, softened
  3. 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  4. 3/4 cup whole milk
  5. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a 9 inch pie plate
  3. In a food processor, combine graham crackers, peanuts, and sugar and pulse until blended.
  4. 3 to 4 times.
  5. Reserve 1 tablespoon crumb mixture for garnish.
  6. Spoon crumb mixture into pie plate and press on the bottom and sides of pan.
  7. Bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes and let cool completely.
Pie
  1. In a mixing bowl combine peanut butter, and cream cheese. Beat at medium speed with a mixer
  2. until smooth.
  3. Add sugar and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  4. Add milk and beat on medium to high until combined.
  5. Mixture will thicken while it's being mixed.
  6. Pour into cooled crust and refrigerate for four hours or until firm.
  7. Garnish with crumb mixture.
  8. Store in refrigerator for 2 days.
Notes
  1. My pictures show what the pie looks like after about four hours of being in the refrigerator. It will continue to firm up the longer it is in there.
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