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Old Fashioned Baked Peanut Butter Pie

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Old fashioned peanut butter pie is baked to perfection. It is gooey, peanut buttery and delicious. It is especially good with a drizzle of hot fudge!

Slice of gooey baked peanut butter pie on plate topped with a drizzle of hot fudge sauce.

   
If you have never had a baked peanut butter pie, now is the time to change that! This great recipe is completely different than the fluffy no bake peanut butter pies but every bit as delicious.  You are going to love the texture and how easy it is to make too.

Surprise!  Who guessed the fudge sauce would be drizzled over a peanut butter pie?  Be honest, you had no idea.

Not to mention a baked peanut butter pie!  This takes everything you know about peanut butter pie and turns it on its head.

slice of baked peanut butter pie with hot fudge on plate with rest of pie behind it.

What is the Filling Like?

Rather than a light and fluffy filling full of whipped topping and air, this is an eggy denser filling that has just the right balance of caramelized top and gooey filling.  Drizzle it with some fudge sauce and get ready to be delighted.

The texture reminds me a lot of a pecan pie, but without the pecans. And no crunch from the nuts. Though I suppose you could use crunchy peanut butter if you want a little crunch.

Or heck, throw in a handful or two of peanuts if you want to. It’s your pie, you do you!  We like the smooth texture though and it has just enough yummy peanut flavor.

The Pie Dough

If you want to go all out and make your own pie crust, make MiMi’s flaky pie crust.  It is super flaky and delicious.

bite missing off the top of a slice of peanut butter pie.

Nobody will care if you use a frozen pie crust though. They will be too mystified by the wonderful filling to care about where the pie crust came from.

Besides, it can be our little secret anyway. If you flute the edge, nobody will even notice it isn’t homemade. Just do whatever feels best to you!

More Great Pie Recipes

If you like peanut butter pie, but want to try something a bit different I also highly recommend my no-bake peanut butter pie with chocolate covered pretzel crust.

It has that sweet and salty thing going for it with super fluffy cream cheese and peanut butter filling.  Plus the filling uses homemade whipped cream instead of Cool Whip for an extra creamy and tasty no bake pie.

Fork going into the tip of a piece of peanut butter pie to get a bite.

Another fun old fashioned pie is MiMi’s honey chess pie. It has the rich flavor of honey baked into a simple but lovely pie.

Creamy apple butter pie is silky and delicious.  It has the texture of pumpkin pie, but with the flavor of apples and goodness of sweetened condensed milk instead!

But before you run away to make those pies, please promise me you will give this one a try.  It is worth the tiny bit of effort for sure!

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I top peanut butter pie with?

We think this pie is wonderful with a drizzle of hot fudge. However it would also be nice with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkling of chopped peanut butter cups, chopped peanuts or even crushed Nutter Butters.

Can you use crunchy peanut butter for pie filling?

Of course you can. If you don’t want a completely smooth filling, feel free to swap crunchy peanut butter for creamy.

However, it is best not to try a natural peanut butter that you have to stir before you use.

How do I store leftover pie?

Wrap loosely in plastic wrap and sore in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Allow pie to come to room temperature before enjoying for the best flavor and texture.

Did you make this great recipe? Please leave a review in the recipe card below!

Slice of gooey baked peanut butter pie on plate topped with a drizzle of hot fudge sauce.

Baked Peanut Butter Pie

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Carlee
If the idea of a gooey peanut butter pie has your attention, this old-fashioned peanut butter pie recipe is for you. It is made from simple ingredients, has big peanut butter flavor and is sure to become of your favorite sweet treats.
4.88 from 107 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pie crust for a single-crust pie
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • hot fudge sauce optional, but highly recommended

Instructions
 

  • Place pie crust dough in a deep dish pie plate and preheat the oven to 350°F
  • In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup and salt until well combined.
    1 cup light corn syrup, ½ cup granulated sugar, ½ cup creamy peanut butter, ½ teaspoon salt
  • Stir in the eggs and vanilla. You can use a mixer, but don't whip it too hard. If you create too many air bubbles they will be visible on the top of the pie.
    4 large eggs, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pour peanut butter mixture into prepared pie shell.
  • Bake for 60-70 minutes until the top is puffed and the middle is almost set. If the filling is browning to quickly, you may have to loosely tent with foil about half way through. Don't let the foil touch the filling, as it will remove some of the caramelized top. (Not that such a thing has ever happened to me.)
  • Allow to cool before serving. The top will sink as it cools. Store in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 276kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 260mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Recipe Rating




Jane

Thursday 7th of December 2023

Do you heat this up and eat it warm, like Pumpkin Pie?

Carlee

Thursday 7th of December 2023

You certainly could, that would be delicious. I've never warmed my pumpkin pie though, now I want to try it that way!

Darlene

Sunday 3rd of December 2023

About how long would I bake it in mini pie shells (about 3” size, not the bite size)? I want to make individual ones instead of one large pie.

Carlee

Sunday 3rd of December 2023

I would guess around 30 minutes, but I would start checking it a little bit earlier just to be sure.

Deb

Thursday 14th of September 2023

Can this pie be frozen?

Carlee

Thursday 14th of September 2023

I haven't tried it, it should freeze well. Pecan pies freeze great and the filling of this pie has a similar texture without the pecans on top.

Meg

Tuesday 6th of June 2023

Hello, Could this pie be left outside on a summer evening at a potluck for 3-4 hours?

Carlee

Tuesday 6th of June 2023

The FDA says two hours for pies with eggs in them. A little longer would probably be ok if it was nice and cold to start with.

Carmen Maxwell

Thursday 4th of May 2023

I found this recipe a couple years ago and have made this pie many times. It is delicious! Always a people pleaser!

Carlee

Friday 5th of May 2023

Thank you for telling me. I am so glad you like it!