October for our extended family contains a good number of birthdays. Two of those birthdays in particular, my eldest son and my father-in-law, have me searching each year for a new peanut butter dessert! This year was no different. And the recipe I’m going to share with you today comes from Paula Deen and it is called Mr. Salter’s Peanut Butter Pie.
This recipe caught my eye not only because it was peanut butter, but more importantly the reviews claimed “easy” and “best peanut butter pie ever”…sold!
All you need is:
- 1 pre-made Graham Cracker Crust
- 1 1/2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 8 Ounces of Cream Cheese
- 1 Cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
Whip cream with 1/4 cup of sugar. Set aside. Combine all other ingredients and mix until smooth. This took two or three minutes with my Kitchen Aid mixer. Fold the whip cream into the peanut butter mixture until evenly distributed. Don’t rush; this also took a couple of minutes of gentle folding in. Scoop the mixture into the pie crust. Smooth with a knife or spatula. Cover and cool for at least one hour.
I made extra whipped cream for decorating the top of my pie before serving. I also drizzled the top with Hershey’s chocolate syrup and sprinkled on a few chopped dry roasted peanuts.
The pie was a success! Definitely easy, quite yummy and a nice light consistency. I would give it 4.5 stars!