Peanut Butter Apple Dessert Recipe
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Peanut Butter Apple Dessert Recipe

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"My mom, who's well-known in our community for her cooking, shared the recipe for this yummy layered dessert," writes Kim Spencer of Hickman, Nebraska. "It's very popular with my husband. He made it in a 9 x 13 pan for his men's Bible study group and ended up giving out the recipe!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 squares)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cups plus 1/3 cup peanut butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 cans (21 ounces each) apple pie filling
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 310 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, 1/2 cup peanut butter and butter; spoon half into a 3-qt. bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth; fold in whipped topping. Spread half over crumb mixture in the bowl. Top with one can of apple pie filling.
  3. Combine the confectioners' sugar, cinnamon and remaining peanut butter until crumbly; sprinkle half over pie filling. Repeat layers. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: about 20 servings.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Apple Dessert in Quick Cooking September/October 2000, p42

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"I made this for a group of friends and it received rave reviews. They all wanted a copy of the recipe."

Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"I made 5 TOH dessert recipes for a big Army potluck we hosted and this was a crowd favorite. People loved the apple and peanut butter combo. I will make again for sure. I enjoy making trifles, and this one is a bit out of the ordinary."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012


Reviewed May. 3, 2012

"This is an okay recipe. I did not go home with any empty dish. If made again I would omit the cinnamon from the topping. I thought it overpowered the other flavors."

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"Easy to make and so good. Always a go to recipe."

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