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!!

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I scoured the internet looking for recipes that sounded/looked like they might be close to what we were looking for - and finally decided that this one from Saving Room for Dessert looked like it might be a good match. Starting with that, I decided to try to make a version with less fat and sugar, and I also tweaked the ganache!

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!

Melt-in-Your-Mouth {sugar-free} Peanut Butter Pie - Yes, it tastes as good as it looks!!

Here's my version:

{enjoy the view} Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sugar-free Peanut Butter Pie

Crust: You can use a pre-made graham cracker or Oreo crust - just remember that it will contain sugar. You can make a sugar-free version using sugar-free graham crackers and butter.

Filling:
14 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese
2 cups baking Splenda
1 1/2 c. natural peanut butter (made with just peanuts and oil)
1 TBSP. vanilla extract
2 TBSP. butter, melted
1 cup whipping cream

Ganache (optional):
3/4 c. whipping cream
6 oz. Ghiradelli semi-sweet chocolate (contains sugar), or substitute sugar-free chocolate
1/3 c. natural 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 (14 oz.) of cream cheese is an odd amount - because 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.

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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!!

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