Amish Peanut Butter Pie

Growing up I could eat this peanut butter pie like it was going out of style. I’m pretty sure I have not changed…

Amish Peanut Butter Pie by Nutmeg Nanny

Growing up we used to take lots of mini-vacations to Amish country. We usually took long weekends and they were filled with eating WAY too much food, visiting local farms, shopping in general stores and eating slice after slice of this pie. For years I thought about this pie and its amazing deliciousness.

It’s totally different than your typical peanut butter pie. Usually when I think of peanut butter pie it’s a thick cream cheese based type of pie. However, this pie is completely different. It’s made with homemade vanilla pudding and lots of little peanut butter nuggets. Then to take things over the top we slather on a layer homemade whipped cream.

I cannot stress to you how amazing this pie tastes. It’s not over the top peanut butter it’s delicate and reminds me of Ohio. Anything that reminds you of home is bound to be delicious…am I right?

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Since I can’t really share this pie via the screen I will instead make you happy by offering a totally fun giveaway! Today we are giving away a fun gift pack from OXO and 3 gift packs from Le Creuset. It makes me wish it was ok to win my own giveaways…sigh.

Amish Peanut Butter Pie by Nutmeg Nanny

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Amish Peanut Butter Pie

A creamy Amish peanut butter pie made with homemade vanilla pudding, lots of little peanut butter bits and smothered with homemade whipped cream.

Yield: 1 9-inch pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes + 2 hours set time

Ingredients:

4 cups cold whole milk, divided
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
3 egg yolks
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 (9-inch) cooked pie crust (homemade recipe can be found here)
2 cups whipped cream

Slightly adapted from The Amish Cook

Directions:

In a medium sized bowl whisk together 1 cup cold milk, cornstarch, kosher salt, vanilla bean paste and egg yolks, set aside.

In a medium sized pot add remaining 3 cups cold milk, butter and sugar. Whisk constantly until the mixture is scalding.

Whisk in milk/cornstarch mixture and cook over medium heat until thickened. You do not want the mixture to boil but you want to make sure it's thickening up nicely.

Remove the pudding from the heat and stir every 10 minutes. The mixture should start to thicken a little more off the heat.

While the pudding is cooling make your peanut butter nuggets.

In the bowl of an electric mixer add powdered sugar and peanut butter. Mix on medium speed until small peanut butter nuggets start to come together. If the mixture is too sandy simply add a few drops of water to the mixture and larger nuggets will form.

After pudding is somewhat cool you can start to assemble the pie.

Add half the peanut butter nuggets to the bottom of the pie shell. Top with pudding. Add half the remaining peanut butter nuggets to the top of the pudding.

Top with whipped cream and remaining peanut butter nuggets.

Let the pie cool in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to set up before cutting.

Disclosure: There are also Amazon.com affiliated links in this post. 

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36 Responses to “Amish Peanut Butter Pie”

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — November 20, 2013 at 7:20 am

    No wonder you thought about this pie for so long, it looks like peanut butter heaven!

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    Audra | The Baker Chick — November 20, 2013 at 8:24 am

    I have been waiting to see this recipe since you posted a pic on instagram! I love peanut butter pie and this more subtle version sounds amazing. And is there anything cuter than “peanut butter nuggets?”

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — November 20, 2013 at 10:30 am

    I can seriously only imagine how amazing this pie tastes! I wish I had it in front of me right now! This one is definitely going to be made soon! :D

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    Jennifer | Bake or Break — November 20, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I love peanut butter pie, and this one looks amazing. I am now officially obsessed with “peanut butter nuggets.”

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — November 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Good God I need this in my life! This is my husband’s favorite pie. I kid you not he once sat down with a whole Amish pb pie and a fork. I wish I were kidding.

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    Kaitlin @ I Can Cook That — November 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    This pie is no joke. It looks FANTASTIC!!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — November 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    This looks like one AMAZING pie, especially for a peanut butter lover like myself!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 20, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    This PB pie looks unlike any other! It’s absolutely gorgeous!

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    Tracey — November 20, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Peanut butter pie? Those three words belong together! Sadly I don’t know if I’ve ever had a peanut butter pie. Clearly I am missing out, this looks amazing!

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    Joanne — November 20, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I do LOVE my peanut butter in full force, but I can see the nuances being amazing here! I’m just a little shocked that I’ve never even heard of this before!

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    Stephanie F. — November 21, 2013 at 10:46 am

    This is a MUST make for Thanksgiving if not before. It absolutely sounds divine!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — November 21, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    You can just pass a spoon, and I will dive right in! I love everything about this – gorgeous too!

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    sara — November 21, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    That pie looks SO good. I need to make some…maybe for Thanksgiving! :)

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — November 22, 2013 at 1:57 am

    That’s a nice thick slice of pie!

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    kita — November 24, 2013 at 9:46 am

    We are guilty of never checking out the Amish offerings. I think living so close, we just take it for granted. I love the look of this pie though and would love a slice for breakfast! :D

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    grace — November 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    superb! i haven’t seen a peanut butter pie quite like this one!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 25, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    This pie is stunning. This is so me. PB, gooey center, tons of whipped cream. Pinned!

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    Emily S H — November 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Just in time for thanksgiving! Yum!

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    Caroline Edwards — November 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    A pie specifically designated for the consumption of peanut butter?! This is my dream pie.

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    Reeni — December 1, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    I’ve been waiting for this pie ever since I saw it way back when on Instagram! I can’t wait to make it!

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    smartin — December 5, 2013 at 5:47 am

    I have try this pie twice now and each time it is absolutely delicious that is as I scoop it out of the pie tin and serve it like pudding! I cant get it to set up and be able to be sliced! please help me do this recipe justice and tell me what I am doing wrong!!!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — December 5th, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

      Hi Smartin! Sometimes you just need to let the pudding cook a little bit longer. You want it to be really thick that way when it sets up it will be really really thick. I’m going to add a note to the recipe letting people know about the cook longer tip. Also if you find that once the pudding cools and it’s not thick enough you can add it back to the stove to cook some more. You can also add more cornstarch if you are a really worried.

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    Jessica S — April 27, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    I made this for my small group one night recently and it was a huge hit! I will definitely be making this again, it was really good. I expected it to be only subtly peanut buttery, but we thought it was quite peanut butter and so good. Thanks for this delicious recipe!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — April 27th, 2014 @ 11:22 pm

      Hi Jessica! I’m so glad you made the pie and loved it! Thank you for coming back and letting me know :)

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    K Haller — June 8, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    This was an amazing pie! My daughter said it tasted like a fluffy piece of peanut butter heaven. I did not have time to make the pie crust, so I used a graham cracker crust instead. It turned out exactly like the photo and tasted scrumptious….loved it and will surely make again!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — June 9th, 2014 @ 12:08 am

      Hi K! Thank you so much for letting me know! I’m glad your daughter loved it :) It’s my favorite as well.

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    Liz — June 18, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you for the lovely recipe.

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