Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pie

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs 25 min
Yields: 10 servings

Description

This Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pie by Cindi Paulson of Anchorage, AK, is one of our 1st Prize winners in the Best Tasting Recipe Contest sponsored by NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE and Better Homes & Gardens. A rich chocolate crust is the perfect complement to the creamy peanut butter filling and chocolate peanut topping that makes this pie so special!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (about 22) finely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 3/4 cups plus 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons peanuts, coarsely chopped, divided
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Refrigerate small mixer bowl.

COMBINE crushed cookies, 2 tablespoons sugar and butter in medium bowl. Press onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch pie plate.

BAKE for 5 minutes. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Freeze for at least 10 minutes.

HEAT 3/4 cup cream just to a boil. Remove from heat. Add 1 1/4 cups morsels and 1/3 cup peanuts. Stir until chocolate is melted. Spread chocolate mixture over bottom and up sides of pie shell. Freeze for at least 15 minutes.

BEAT 1 cup cream in chilled mixer bowl to stiff peaks, adding vanilla extract one tablespoon at a time. Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar in large mixer bowl for 4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Gradually beat in peanut butter. Fold in whipped cream mixture. Spoon mixture into pie shell.

COMBINE remaining morsels and remaining cream in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut small hole in corner of bag; squeeze to drizzle over pie. Sprinkle with remaining peanuts. Freeze for 1 hour or until chocolate is set. Cover.

LET stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

DREAMY PEANUT BUTTER PIE

by B. Betty , Bonne Terre, MO on Jul. 2009

I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A PEANUT BUTTER PIE RECIPE THAT WAS NOT SO RICH AND THIS IS IT! I LOVE THIS RECIPE BECAUSE THE CREAM CHEESE CUTS DOWN ON THE RICH PEANUT BUTTER TASTE.MY FAMILY LOVES THIS PIE & SO DO I. WHEN I TAKE IT TO A CARRY-IN DINNER EVERYONE LIKES IT & THERE IS NEVER ANY LEFT OVER TO TAKE HOME, SO, I HAVE TO MAKE ONE FOR HOME, TOO. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE!

Excellent pie!

by D. Dee , OCEANSIDE, CA on Apr. 2008

I had been looking for a good peanut butter pie recipe for a long time. I made this for my own birthday...and it did not disappoint!

Delicious!

by K. Kristen , ANDOVER, MA on Jun. 2007

Easy to prepare, looked & tasted great. Perfect for summer since it's frozen - traveled well, too.

Descriptively Appropriate

by M. MARILYN , GRANTS PASS, OR on Mar. 2007

I made the pie for a company dinner and received many compliments concerning it and requests for the recipe. The pie turned out just like the picture and tasted as good as I had hoped it would. You can always count on the combination of peanut butter and chocolate to be a winner.

Just Right

by B. Brooke , BARTLETT, TN on Mar. 2007

This recipe was delicious! At first glance you think it might be too rich, but it was perfect! And easy to make too.

Penutty Perfect!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Mar. 2007

I loved this pie. My hubby is not that much for a Peanut Butter fan, however, he did like it. That's OK, just leaves more for me.

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pie

by D. Debra , WASHOUGAL, WA on Oct. 2006

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie has been a instant hit for family and friends, I am always asked to bring it to potlucks. It is so good, better than dessert out!!! I just have changed the crust at times go a graham cracker one and have also put it in a 9" or 10" springform pan and it works great.

Delicious!

by T. Teresa , PRINCETON, IL on Aug. 2006

I "cheated" and used a prepared chocolate crumb crust. This pie was easy and very tasty. Everyone loved it.

Heaven on Earth

by C. Cindy , RUSSELLVILLE, AR on Aug. 2006

This was simply the most lushious pie that I have ever made. The gals all wanted the recipe.

Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pie

by K. Kate , POWELL, WY on Jul. 2006

This pie was really good, but extremely putzy to make. I don't think it was worth the time when there are quicker, just as good pies like this to make, however, my grandson just loved it, so guess it was worth the time afterall.