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.

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


  • 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


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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65 Responses to “Amish Peanut Butter Pie”

  1. #
    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!

  2. #
    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?”

  3. #
    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! 😀

  4. #
    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.”

  5. #
    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.

  6. #
    Kaitlin @ I Can Cook That — November 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    This pie is no joke. It looks FANTASTIC!!

  7. #
    Rachel @ Bakerita — November 20, 2013 at 2:13 pm

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

  8. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 20, 2013 at 3:25 pm

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

  9. #
    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!

  10. #
    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!

  11. #
    Stephanie F. — November 21, 2013 at 10:46 am

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

  12. #
    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!

  13. #
    sara — November 21, 2013 at 6:29 pm

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

  14. #
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — November 22, 2013 at 1:57 am

    That’s a nice thick slice of pie!

  15. #
    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! 😀

  16. #
    grace — November 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm

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

  17. #
    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!

  18. #
    Emily S H — November 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Just in time for thanksgiving! Yum!

  19. #
    Caroline Edwards — November 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm

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

  20. #
    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!

  21. #
    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.

  22. #
    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 🙂

  23. #
    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.

  24. #
    Liz — June 18, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you for the lovely recipe.

  25. #
    Davonne Parks — November 1, 2014 at 8:50 am

    I made this pie yesterday for my husband’s birthday and he loved it! I used vanilla soy milk and earth balance butter in place of the dairy items. And, since my attempt at homemade dairy-free whipped cream flopped, I drizzled melted chocolate on the top instead. It was absolutely beautiful, delicious, and an overall huge hit! I’ll definitely make this pie again – thank you SO MUCH for sharing the recipe!

  26. #
    Amy @ A Healthy Life For Me — November 4, 2014 at 7:52 am

    OH MY I live in Ohio and as a girl my family would travel to the Amish town and I remember this pie and the smelly cheese shop! But this pie is incredible and your picture looks exactly as I remember it as a girl.

  27. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — November 4, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Oh my gosh, I love Amish food…especially their peanut butter spread and their peanut butter pie. This looks awesome!!

  28. #
    Cookin Canuck — November 4, 2014 at 8:43 am

    That is one gorgeous pie! I wish I had spent some time in Amish country when we lived on the east coast…it seems like such a different world.

  29. #
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — November 4, 2014 at 9:47 am

    This pie looks amazing! The filling looks creamy and smooth!

  30. #
    Heather // girlichef — November 4, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Want it. Need it. Love it.

  31. #
    heather @french press — November 4, 2014 at 10:41 am

    where have I been – I have never had peanut butter pie. it look SO right up my alley

  32. #
    Abby @ The Frosted Vegan — November 4, 2014 at 10:53 am

    I grew up a few hours from Amish country and I LOVED their pies! I am a sucker for peanut butter pie, so I’m all over this : )

  33. #
    Jessica (Savory Experiments) — November 4, 2014 at 11:28 am

    That does look pretty amazing. I’m sure with using a pudding instead of thick cream you can eat more of it, too!

  34. #
    Amanda @ The Kitcheneer — November 4, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    This pie is probably one of the most tempting pies I have ever seen! I must try this! And vanilla bean paste is definitely one of my favorite baking weapons!

  35. #
    Lana@NevrEnoughThyme — November 4, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    In the area where I grew up, there was a large Mennonite community – very similar, but a little more modern than the Amish. They have the. best. food. ever. The Mennonite restaurant served a very similar peanut butter pie which was a huge local favorite! I can’t wait to try this recipe now. My mouth is drooling thinking about that peanut butter pie from down home 🙂

  36. #
    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — November 4, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    I’d be in peanut butter heaven with this pie!! Thank you for the temptation during my diet! LOL

  37. #
    Paula - bell'alimento — November 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I haven’t had a pb pie in forever. I need to change that.

  38. #
    Lora @cakeduchess — November 4, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I still haven’t visited Amish country and I would love to mostly for their famous pies! This pie is a great idea for Thanksgiving…it looks divine!

  39. #
    Nikki @ NikSnacks — November 4, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I like your take on this pie. Thanks for sharing!

  40. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — November 5, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Peanut butter nuggets?! No wonder why I’ve always been fascinated by the Amish. 😉 (seriously, though, I’ve watched every Amish-related movie and documentary out there)

    This looks awesome. I love traditional peanut butter pie but I’m down for anything with something called peanut butter nuggets in there.

  41. #
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — November 5, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Oh man, this pie. This pie looks amazing!

  42. #
    kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — November 7, 2014 at 7:51 am

    I lived in Amish country for years and ate a lot of peanut butter pie. I definitely like your version much better with that little bit of whipped cream on top. 🙂

  43. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — November 7, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    OMG I want to faceplant right into that!

  44. #
    Robert Chasteen — December 25, 2014 at 6:14 am

    My wife’s has made this pie for years! It is delicious.

  45. #
    Patricia Rhodes — July 11, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    I got this recipe from a diner in Ohio in the 1970’s. I used it for years, lost it in a move, and recognized it immediately when I saw your post. Thank you!

  46. #
    Theresa — August 23, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    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 replied: — August 23rd, 2015 @ 6:46 pm

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

  47. #
    Leslie — October 1, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    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!

  48. #
    Erin M. — November 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

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

    • nutmegnanny replied: — November 27th, 2015 @ 6:40 pm

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

  49. #
    plasterers bristol — October 12, 2016 at 5:14 am

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


  50. #
    Erin — December 26, 2018 at 8:59 am

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


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