Monday, August 31, 2009

Peanut Butter Pie

Sunday was the birthday of my daughter's boyfriend. He doesn't really like cake, he's more of a pie kind of guy, so I decided to try my hand at Peanut Butter Pie. I found this recipe in Paula Deen's Dessert Cookbook titled"The Lady & Sons Just Desserts". I just love Paula!! I took my Girl Scout troop to Savannah a couple of years ago and we ate dinner at her restaurant and it was YUMMY! You have got to try her Gooey Butter Cake - every time I make it I get asked for the recipe. It has two entire sticks of butter in it, guess that's why it is so darn good! Anyway, back to the pie. My neighbor, Jane, said that she preferred to use Dream Whip instead of Cool Whip for topping a Peanut Butter Pie, so I took her advice since she has baked a lot more pies than I ever have and it turned out really well. I even had another piece tonight and I think it was even better after it had set overnight.
Peanut Butter Pie
from The Lady & Sons Just Desserts Cookbook
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 T sugar
2 tsp milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 - 5.3-ounce box instant vanilla pudding
2 1/2 cups milk
1 - 80z. container frozen whipped topping, thawed (I used Dream Whip)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie pan. Blend all crust ingredients together in a bowl with a spoon and press into prepared pan. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until brown. Remove and allow to cool. For filling, using a fork, mix peanut butter and confectioner's sugar until crumbly. Sprinkle peanut butter mixture into bottom of baked pie shell, reserving a tablespoon for garnish. Beat pudding mix with milk for 2 minutes, using a handheld electric mixer. Pour on top of peanut butter mixture. Spread with whipped topping. Sprinkle with remaining 2 T peanut butter mixture. Refrigerate several hours before serving.


  1. That Ryan is a lucky guy! Happy Birthday, Ryan!!! This will be the next dessert I make.

  2. I love Paula and her butter loaded recipes too! Her ooey gooey butter cakes are d'bomb! Lucky you that you have gotten to eat at her restaurant!!!

  3. Oh you're killing me here... I'm trying to be good!! Whatever that is...

  4. looks delicious and you can never go wrong with a paula deen recipe. one of my bucket list items is to go to savannah and eat in her restaurant- but it is quite a ways from utah. maybe someday!

  5. I've made this pie and it is tasty. We have a son-in-law that hates cake and I always make him a birthday cheesecake!

  6. I've not made a peanut butter pie before, but Paula's would be a great one to try. Yours looks delicious!

  7. I love Paula too. i can't remember a time that I didn't like one of her recipes...this pie looks great and I'm sure didn't disappoint!


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