My trip to Birmingham in January really put me in the mindset of reconnecting with my Southern roots and introducing the kids, and Beth for that matter, to theirs. I was transplanted from the South before I reached my teen years and before I could really appreciate being a “Southerner”. Never, in a million years, though, could you consider me anything else. Beth grew up in the northern part of the South to Yankee parents and never really felt like she fit in either world.
One picture from my trip that really caught her eye was the peanut butter pie from the Irondale Cafe (the inspiration for the book that would become the 1991 film, Fried Green Tomatoes). I always kind of took that sort of thing for granted. How, with her love of chocolate and peanut butter, had she never even heard of peanut butter pie?
Well, in honor of Pi Day (3/14), I decided to make her one. I cheated and used a $2 Oreo pie shell, but the filling is so simple, it’s a real wonder that we don’t make this more often. Simply take 1-8 oz package of softened cream cheese, 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of powdered sugar, and 1-8 oz tub of Cool Whip. You get your beater or stand mixer going and add the ingredients in order, one at a time until fully incorporated. It should be light and fluffy, like a mousse. Pour the mixture into the pie shell and chill until set, 1 to 2 hours. Serve and enjoy but try not to overdo it!!
If you can, try to make several to share. Seriously! What’s the point of making something this good if you can’t enjoy it with friends and family? As a bonus, they ensure that you don’t eat it all yourself!!
- 1-8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1-8 oz. container frozen whipped cream
- 1 chocolate cookie pie shell
- In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Add peanut butter and beat until well combined.
- Scrape the bowl down, add powdered sugar, and beat until well combined. Add half of the whipped cream and beat thoroughly. Add remaining whipped cream and beat until just combined.
- Pour mixture into the pie shell. Cover and refrigerate until set, 1-2 hours.
What kind of pie are you having on Pi Day? Do you have a pie that reminds of your roots? Leave a comment and share your story.
Cassandra Davis says
Yummy, cut me a slice of this delicious pie! Thanks for the recipe.
Nicole dz says
love how easy this is to make, and we all love peanut butter recipes!! This looks so creamy and smooth! Bet it’s yummy!
That looks so good! And I love how easy it is….. my kind of recipe 🙂
I was just recently wanting an easy pie recipe! I’d love to try this one out. We’d love for you to link this post up with us at What We Eat Wednesday Link Party. Hope the rest of your week goes well.
Mary Happymommy says
This pie sounds and looks amazing!
Heather Hayes Panjon says
Peanut Butter Pie Looks Amazing! I Love Anything Peanut Butter So I Can’t Wait To Try This Recipe For My Family!
Lisa Brown says
there is nothing better than a creamy peanut butter pie; i have not made one in ages, yours looks so good 🙂
Thomas Murphy says
That looks so good! Thanks for the recipe.
Meena R says
My daughter loves peanut butter-I’m going to have to make this!
Amanda Sakovitz says
This pie looks delicious! I’ve honestly never tried peanut butter pie before 🙂
I’m going to make this and drizzle it with chocolate 🙂
Marti Tabora says
I love an easy recipe. This one looks fantastic to a peanut butter fan like myself, I’m definitely going to give it a try. Thanks.
Nancy Loring says
This looks easy enough for my kids to make. I have no problem letting them.
ellen beck says
I remember my Grandmorhter making peanut butter pie- I am saving this recipe because I had completly forgotten about it. With the premade crusts it would be a breeze!
What a pie! And so easy! And you know kids will love it, unlike a long, involved fruit pie you never know… oh wow, I need to make two of these – asap!
Deborah Gardner says
This looks so delicious. Its so simple I could make it!
This look so yummy and easy peasy.
Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting says
Please, please deliver this to me at once. LOL
Holly E says
This pie looks so good! I can’t wait to make this for my hubby.
Nancy Loring says
Another great recipe to add to the growing collection. I have a feeling that this will become a favorite.
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