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Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie

My mother made a chewy, gooey peanut butter pie I loved as a child. Now I continue the tradition for the next generation of peanut butter lovers. —Brianna DeBlake, Fremont, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: Chopped peanuts, broken Nutter Butter cookies and whipped topping


  • Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. pie plate. Trim to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge.
  • In a large bowl, beat corn syrup, sugar, peanut butter and salt until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 60-70 minutes or until top is puffed and center is almost set; cover top loosely with foil during the last 30 minutes to prevent overbrowning.
  • Remove foil. Cool on a wire rack. (Top may sink and crack slightly upon cooling.) Serve or refrigerate within 2 hours. Top as desired.
Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches): Combine 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/4 tsp. salt; cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add 3-5 Tbsp. ice water, tossing with a fork until dough holds together when pressed. Wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 538 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 82g carbohydrate (65g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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  • Diane
    Nov 7, 2020

    Followed directions and it was horrible. It was like very hard caramel. Thought the baking time was a bit long but I always try to make things the way the recipe calls for it the first time, I would adjust if I was to ever make it again. This one though, was a total flop.

  • Jessica
    Aug 24, 2020

    My family loved it. So easy to make yet so delicious. I will definitely be making it again.

  • phessels
    May 30, 2020

    Turned out great! I did make a slight change though. We really like our peanut butter, so I increased It to 1 full cup

  • PrplMonky5
    Jun 14, 2018

    I thought this was just ok. Maybe it's because I used reduced fat peanut butter? The consistency on the inside peanut butter part reminded me of the inside of a pecan pie. I had to cook it longer than expected as well. I put a milk chocolate granache-type layer on top of the pie and I think that made the pie taste better than it would have otherwise. I think next time I'll try a different peanut butter pie.

  • slye10001000
    Jul 30, 2017

    This is delicious!!

  • LindaS_WI
    Oct 18, 2016

    Unbelievable peanut butter pie recipe! So tasty and so easy to make for dessert on a weeknight. I tried the pie crust recipe as is first and then I made another pie a few weeks later using crushed up peanut butter cookies, just like a graham cracker crust. I think I like that better! I'm sure it's not too healthy that way but it sure is delicious!

  • havingfunwithmyfamily
    Apr 21, 2015

    I love the custard like taste this peanut butter pie has. Delicious. Wouldn't change a thing!

  • Grammy Debbie
    Mar 20, 2015

    Maw Maw you've got to make that peanut butter pie again! That's what my two grandsons, ages 7 and 3 said after I made this wonderful pie. They are big peanut butter fans and I thought they'd like this pie so I made it in honor of 3-14-15 (PI Day). I didn't have any toppings for it and that didn't matter at all to them, although I do think they would have liked it with Cool Whip. Very easy to make, keeps well (if there is any left to keep) and one I will definitely make again. I used crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy because that is what my family likes and I think it added to the texture and taste of the pie in a positive way. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  • Punkyjoe81
    Feb 10, 2015

    My family and I really enjoyed this pie! I was able to throw it together quickly for a midweek surprise treat. We topped ours with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. I was also very happy with the crust recipe. Thanks!!

  • dschultz01
    Jan 18, 2015

    Wow! This was excellent! I didn't have any of the suggested toppings, so I topped it with chocolate sauce. That turned out to be a great choice! I highly recommend it.