Go Nuts For This Peanut Butter Pie
Today’s forecast? A 99% chance of peanut butter! Throw in some chocolatey goodness with a drizzle of caramel, and you’ve got a slice of Sam’s Housemade Peanut Butter Pie. Our twist on the classic, no-bake peanut butter pie recipe has the power to put a smile on anyone’s face. Every slice we serve is rich with flavor and packed with sugary delight. Whether you are looking to fulfill an afternoon craving or trying to pass off a store-bought cake as your own, our peanut butter pie is always up for grabs.
Before we jump into the nitty-gritty, let’s back up for a moment to pay homage to the origins of the velvety substance we’ve come to know (and love). Peanuts are said to date back to the ancient Aztecs, who often used peanut paste as a delicious remedy for tooth soreness (cancels dentist appointment). Jump forward to 1884, English Canadian chemist Marcellus Gilmore Edson obtained the first patent for peanut paste, which he described as having “a consistency like that of butter, lard, or ointment” – yum. Edson’s idea for peanut paste spurred from a desire to provide an appetizing and nutritious food option to people who had trouble chewing solid foods. Wooden teeth must not have been too durable after all. The most hard-to-swallow part of the story? Peanut paste was initially sold for just six cents per pound. It now averages out around 42x that price, at almost twice the rate of inflation.
Now to focus on the flavor. Although finding a dessert that everyone at your gathering will enjoy is seemingly impossible, Sam’s Housemade Peanut Butter Pie has made it a little bit easier.
Step One: Mold the crust. Our pie recipe sticks with the traditional dough for a crisp crust, though some variations of this timeless recipe opt to substitute a graham cracker or Oreo crust.
Step Two: The filling of the pie combines rich peanut butter, a hint of cream cheese and a dollop of savory whipped cream. Creamy peanut butter will provide a smooth and silky pie filling, while crunchy will throw something different into the mix. Last but not least, balance it out with a touch of vanilla, a dash of powdered sugar and a sprinkle of love.
Step Three: It’s time to finish topping off the pie. Coat the top of the filling with caramel and chocolate. Now you can sit back, relax and enjoy.
Whether you make or buy the pie, one universal truth remains: nothing brings people together quite like a slice of this sugary dessert. We hope you enjoy our one-of-a-kind recipe as much as we do.
If you’re looking for other recipes to try at home, we recommend checking out these peanut buttery desserts: