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Peanut Butter Pie

Easy Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Ganache

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


This easy peanut butter pie with chocolate ganache is better than icing on a cake. Well…almost! For peanut butter lovers everywhere!


Units Scale

3/4 c creamy peanut butter

1/2 c unsalted butter

1 c sugar

1 c firmly packed brown sugar

3 eggs

2 T flour

1/3 c light corn or maple syrup

1/3 c milk

1 t pure vanilla

Pinch of salt

1 partially baked 9″ pie shell

4 oz semi sweet chocolate

1/2 c heavy whipping cream

1/2 c chopped peanuts for garnish

Sea Salt for sprinkling on top


Preheat oven to 325. In a glass measuring cup melt peanut butter and butter together in microwave. Whisk until mixture is one cohesive mixture.

Combine both sugars, eggs, flour, syrup, milk, vanilla and salt in large bowl. Mix well. Blend in peanut butter mixture.

Pour filling into partially baked pie shell. Bake until filling is puffed and golden, about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Filling will still be soft. After pie cools I chill it which gives this pie an almost fudgy interior.

When pie has chilled thoroughly, prepare chocolate ganache. Place chocolate in a bowl. Heat heavy cream in the microwave until it just begins to simmer. You do not want this to boil. Pour heavy cream over the chocolate. Let sit for a few minutes and then whisk cream and chocolate together. Pour over chilled pie. Sprinkle with sea salt. Garnish with chopped peanuts. Chill until chocolate has cooled. We prefer this pie well chilled but that is up to you!


I used chocolate chips in the ganache.

I like Trader Joe’s all butter pie crust that is in their freezer section, if I don’t have time to bake my own. Make sure to leave time for pie crust to thaw and bake before you begin this recipe.

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