Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling


8 servings

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
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
Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • Dough for single-crust pie
  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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 until top is puffed and center is almost set, 60-70 minutes; cover top loosely with foil during the last 30 minutes to prevent overbrowning.
  3. 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.