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...

peanut butter pie

(This post may contain some affiliate links which were added to make it easier for you to find the items. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you). You are free to use the links or not - if you do, I thank you!)

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!

slice of peanut butter pie

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.

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

step-by-step picture instructions for making peanut butter pie

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.

Would you like a printable version of this recipe and other top-visited recipes on the blog? Guess what? Newsletter subscribers get printable versions as a special perk! If you'd like to sign up to receive the weekly newsletter with the most recent happenings on the blog (and behind-the-scenes adventures), you can subscribe here.

peanut butter pie on a plate

Perfect for anytime, right? Do you have a peanut butter pie recipe? Share, please! Leave a comment or send me a snap!

Did you know that our newsletter subscribers receive members-only access to printable recipes, travel printables, and more? You can sign up here!


No comments:

Post a Comment

I love reading your comments!!