07 November 2013

Recipe: Melt-in-Your-Mouth {sugar-free} Peanut Butter Pie

One of the desserts that Gus and I both love is peanut butter pie. But for some reason, I've never tried to make one. There's a little local restaurant that sells this to-die-for peanut butter pie (it's made by one of their teenage employees!) - and when we asked about buying a whole pie, they told us it would be $25!! For one regular-sized pie! It's good, but it's not that good. And that's why I decided to try to make it myself...

Recipe: Melt-in-Your-Mouth {sugar-free} Peanut Butter Pie - Who loves peanut butter? I do! If you're like me, you're going to love this pie! I made this a relatively sugar-free version, but you can easily swap out a couple of the ingredients and make the regular version if you so desire. Either way, it's delicious!!

I scoured the internet looking for recipes that sounded/looked like they might be close to what we were looking for - and finally decided on this one from Saving Room for Dessert. But that was just my starting point. I decided to try to make a version with less fat and sugar-free, and I also tweaked the ganache! (Note: There is no added sugar in the pie - but both the peanut butter and chocolate I used have some sugar. Update 2017: I have now switched to Kroger's Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, which I love! To me, it tastes even better than Jif, and the only ingredients are roasted peanuts and salt.)

But never fear - if you prefer to have regular sugar, all you need to do is substitute white sugar for the baking Splenda - measure for measure! You can also use regular cream cheese if you like!

Recipe: Melt-in-Your-Mouth {sugar-free} Peanut Butter Pie - Who loves peanut butter? I do! If you're like me, you're going to love this pie! I made this a relatively sugar-free version, but you can easily swap out a couple of the ingredients and make the regular version if you so desire. Either way, it's delicious!!

Here's my version:

{enjoy the view} Decadent Peanut Butter Pie (and it's sugar-free!)

Crust: store-bought Nabisco graham cracker crust

Filling:
14 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese
2 cups baking Splenda
1 1/2 c. creamy Jif peanut butter Kroger Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
1 TBSP. vanilla
2 TBSP. butter, melted
1 cup whipping cream

Ganache:
3/4 c. whipping cream
6 oz. Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate
1/3 c. creamy Jif peanut butter Kroger Natural Creamy Peanut Butter

How to Make Melt-in-Your-Mouth {sugar-free} Peanut Butter Pie - Who loves peanut butter? I do! If you're like me, you're going to love this pie! I made this a relatively sugar-free version, but you can easily swap out a couple of the ingredients and make the regular version if you so desire. Either way, it's delicious!!

I gotta tell ya - this pie was really good for a first attempt!! If you notice, the amount of cream cheese is an odd amount - 14 oz. cream cheese is sold in 8 oz. packages. I used 16 oz. just because it was easier, and it was just a bit too much - so I would definitely recommend weighing the cream cheese and only using 14 oz.

Recipe: Melt-in-Your-Mouth {sugar-free} Peanut Butter Pie - Who loves peanut butter? I do! If you're like me, you're going to love this pie! I made this a relatively sugar-free version, but you can easily swap out a couple of the ingredients and make the regular version if you so desire. Either way, it's delicious!!

Perfect for Thanksgiving, right? Do you have a peanut butter pie recipe? Share, please! Leave a comment or send me a snap - I'm enjoythevue on Snapchat!

~  ~  ~  ~  ~

If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy these posts:
Recipe: Blueberry Cobbler
Facebook - enjoytheviewblog.com Pinterest - enjoytheviewblog.com Twitter - enjoytheviewblog.com Google - enjoytheviewblog.com Instagram - enjoytheviewblog.com Bloglovin - enjoytheviewblog.com LinkedIn - enjoytheviewblog.com
Polyvore - enjoytheviewblog.com