Recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

This simple but rich and decadent peanut butter pie will be a hit at any party. Make your favorite caramel sauce to serve it like they do at Emeril's New Orleans. The best thing about this pie is that it can be made completely in advance, leaving you free to entertain guests.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 pie
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate cookies
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 pound cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • Caramel Sauce or Chocolate Sauce, for serving

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, combine the cookie crust with 1/4 cup of the peanut butter. Combine the mixture thoroughly and press firmly onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake the crust for 8 to 10 minutes.

  • In an electric mixture with a whip attachment, whip the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the remaining peanut butter, milk and nuts and whip for 1 minute. Turn the peanut butter mixture into a mixing bowl. Whip 2 cups of the heavy cream and fold into the peanut butter mixture. Pour the filling into the prepared crust and refrigerate for 2 hours or until the pie is set.

  • Remove the pie from the springform pan and place on a serving plate. Cut the pie into serving pieces using a warm knife. Serve drizzled with Caramel Sauce or Chocolate Sauce, as desired, and garnish with the extra chopped peanuts.