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Amish Peanut Butter Pie

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

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

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, listening to the clip clop of the horses on the streets, 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 with even MORE peanut butter nuggets. You guys – YASSSSSSSS!

A creamy Amish peanut butter pie made with homemade vanilla pudding, lots of little peanut butter bits and smothered with 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? I also think this pie could be pretty amazing if you subbed out vanilla pudding for chocolate pudding. That is next on my list!

{This Amish peanut butter pie calls for vanilla bean paste which I LOVE (and think everyone should own a bottle!) but if you can’t find it simply use vanilla extract instead. Or if you have a vanilla bean laying around just scrape it out and use the seeds.}

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

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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
  • 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.

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Erin

Wednesday 26th of December 2018

This pie is amazing! Had an it be frozen without the whipped cream?

plasterers bristol

Wednesday 12th of October 2016

This turned out delcious. One of my favorites a great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

simon

Erin M.

Friday 27th of November 2015

I made this for Thanksgiving and it is my new favorite pie. It is sooooo freaking delicious!! Thank you for the recipe!

nutmegnanny

Friday 27th of November 2015

Hi Erin! I'm so glad you loved the pie. It is hands down my favorite pie!

Leslie

Thursday 1st of October 2015

Thank you so much for sharing. 35 years ago I had a neighbor in Illinois that made this pie and I have been looking for this recipe since. Googling "peanut butter pie" never gave me the right recipes. The only difference is that my neighbor Bea put a meringue topping on it and popped it in the oven to brown. Can't wait to taste this pie again and remember my good neighbor [who passed many, many years ago] Thank you for the recipe...and the memories!

Theresa

Sunday 23rd of August 2015

Hi, just stumbled across your site. am so glad I did. my son is a peanut butter lover! that's an under statement! I will have to be making this for him. I am sure he will LOVE it! It does NOT have cream cheese in it! he says that just wrecks the peanut butter flavor. Thanks, SO much for sharing.

nutmegnanny

Sunday 23rd of August 2015

Hi Theresa! I hope your son loves the pie! Those little peanut butter nuggets are the best!

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