Amish Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
A delicious and light Amish peanut butter pie recipe that’s the perfect dessert for any time of the year. Topped with a unique crumbled peanut butter and filled with the perfect ratio of vanilla pudding and peanut buttery goodness.
The first step to making an amazing Amish peanut butter pie is to have a good crust. You can never go wrong with a premade pie crust but it’s really simple to make your own and bring it up to another level.
Simply mix together 1 ½ cups of graham cracker crumbs, ⅓ cup sugar, and 7 tablespoons of melted butter then form the mixture to your pie pan. Kick it up a notch with a ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon and use half white sugar and half brown sugar.
The pie filling is the most important part of the pie. Simply mix together the dry vanilla instant pudding mix, milk, and peanut butter together for 2 minutes before adding some whipped cream.
Store-bought whipped cream is the easiest route but I prefer to make my own for a ticker and fresher topping. All you have to do to make whipped cream is mix a pint of heavy whipping cream with a tablespoon of sugar until it’s the thickness you like. Add a teaspoon of vanilla to add some depth. I also like to add a splash of bourbon to bring it to the top.
Toppings for an Amish Peanut Butter Pie
The topping on your peanut butter pie is what’s going to make it your own. Go crazy and get the candies you love the most. Peanut butter crumbles are the traditional topping but I like to also add some mini peanut butter cups and peanuts also!
Peanut Butter Crumbles
As the traditional topping for this pie, peanut butter crumbles are almost essential.
Using an electric mixer, in a medium bowl, add powdered sugar and peanut butter. Mix on medium speed until small peanut butter crumbles start to come together. If the mixture is too powdery, simply add a few drops of water and larger nuggets will form.
Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut butter cups are one of my favorite candies and they go amazingly on top of an Amish peanut butter pie. Mini’s are the best option because they’re already bite-sized but you can always use full-sized ones and cut them up.
We have peanut butter, peanut butter cups, and peanut butter crumbles; all we need now are the peanuts. Salted are preferred to add that extra depth but unsalted will work just fine.
Amish Peanut Butter Pie
- If using a store bought crust, bake it according to it's instuctions and let it cool.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the dry vanilla instant pudding mix, milk, and peanut butter.