Easy Recipe - Natural Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie

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Recipe for Natural Peanut Butter Pie

We use to dine at a local restaurant that had excellent peanut butter pie, but the owner passed away and the restaurant was closed. I didn't know of another place that served a good quality peanut butter pie, and I had never tried to make one at home. Then, I came across a recipe that used lower fat, lower calories with natural peanut butter and decided to give it a try. We loved it and were delighted the calories were so much less. A typical piece of this Peanut Butter pie has anywhere from 450 to 600 calories, and my recipe only has 264 calories.

This recipe makes two pies, so it is perfect for a big family gathering or when company comes to dinner. I have also taken it to a women's potluck meeting. The pies were gone from the dessert table before the ladies fixed their main plate!

Rating

4.2 stars from 6 ratings of Peanut Butter Pie

Preparation and Chill Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 8 hours
Ready in: 8 hours 20 min
Yields: 8 servings per pie

Ingredients

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Mixing Ingredients

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Ingredients

  • 2 - 9 graham cracker pie shells, reduced fat
  • 1 cup powered sugar
  • 1 - 8 oz.block light cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup natural, reduced fat creamy peanut butter
  • 1 14 oz can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12 oz. tub frozen fat-free whipped cream, thawed
  • 4 tsp. fat-free chocolate sundae syrup

Instructions

  1. Combine the powered sugar,cream cheese and the peanut butter in a large mixing bowel; beat with a mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  2. Add condensed milk, and beat until well combined.
  3. Stir in fat-free whipped topping.
  4. Divide the mixture evenly between the 2 pie shells.
  5. Chill pies for 8 hours or until pies set.
  6. Cut each pie into eight slices and drizzle with chocolate syrup.
  7. You may also freeze the pies and eat them frozen.

Ready to Eat Pies

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Peanut Butter Pie Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories 264
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 7 g2%
Fiber 40 g160%
Cholesterol 69 mg23%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Peanut Information

Peanuts are actually not nuts, but legumes. They are sometimes called groundnuts, goobers or goober-peas. First, there are flowers, which are fertilized. Then, the flowers wither and bury themselves while the pods mature underground. During the harvest, they are totally uprooted to dry out the peanuts.

History of Peanuts

Peanut butter was first developed in 1890, by Dr. John Kellogg, as a protein substitute for his patients who did not have teeth. George Washington Carver, in the 1890’s, of Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute, pushed the south to grow peanuts, rather than cotton, as cotton had been destroyed by the boil weevil. He developed hundreds of uses for peanuts in recipes, which included soups, appetizers, main dishes and desserts.

In the early 1990’s, an Italian immigrant named Amedo Obici and Mario Peruzzi cooked shelled peanuts in oil and packaged them is airtight bags under the name of Planters.

By 1922, creamy peanut butter had grown in popularity. Skippy was the first brand that perfected a process to keep the oil from separating and the process also helped to prevent spoilage. Today one half the peanut crop is grown for peanut butter. Americans eat approximately 3 pounds of peanut butter a year, which totals 500 million pounds.

In Conclusion

Peanuts are eaten for snacks, and they are used in many main dishes as well. Someone discovered peanuts and chocolate tasted good, and now you see peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, Reese's Cups, plus cakes and pies that combine these two ingredients. I also believe every child has eaten a PB&J sandwich. There is an endless variety of dessert recipes that include peanut butter.

I hope you will enjoy my recipe for Natural Peanut Butter Pie, because if you like peanut butter, it is a real treat.

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Comments 71 comments

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Tom Whitworth 4 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Pamela,

Never mind calories per serving. This looks so good I need to know calories per pie!!!


kelleyward 4 years ago

Yum I like how you made this recipe less caloric! I'm sure it tastes great with peanut butter you can't go wrong! Thanks for sharing this! Kelley


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I have made peanut-butter pie and i love it, adding the chocolate syrup on top would make it better. I also love peanuts. I eat a hand-full daily. Substituting nuts for sweets is healthy..Thank you..


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Tom, You can certainly enjoy seconds, thirds and fourths! I'm glad you like the recipe and thanks for stopping by. Have a nice Sunday.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Ruby, That is so true. I use pecans quit often also. They are each a good source of protein and no sugar. I appreciate your comments.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Tom, I'm glad you stopped by and I guess you could have as many pieces as you desire. Thanks for your comments.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Kelley, I agree, peanut butter is delicious. I think you will enjoy this recipe. Thanks very much for your comments.


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mts1098 4 years ago from InsideTheManCave

Peanut butter is one of my favorite foods and we grind our peanuts into a container but there is no substitute for this recipe...cheers and thanks


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molometer 4 years ago

Two of my favorite foods and some of my favorite words in the English language. Natural peanut butter pie :)

I love these quick and easy recipes.

Votes and sharing socially


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Hey Pamela, I think you meant combine ingredients 2-4 instead of first three as I assume you wont be combining the Graham cracker crust. This looks good, the hard part is waiting until it's chilled...lol


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

mts, I hope you enjoy the pie and I appreciate your comments. Cheers.

molometer, I hope you enjoy the pie and I appreciate you sharing the recipe. Thanks for your comments.

Cardisa, I rearranged the ingredient list, checked spelling and I appreciate you telling me. It is hard to wait for it to be chilled because it taste so good. Thanks for your comments.


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anglnwu 4 years ago

What a way to go to reinvent the peanut pie you loved. It looks delicious. Rated up.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

anginwu, Thank you so much for your comments.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I love peanut butter pies, but I have not had one in quite awhile. Your photos make me want to make one today. You mentioned that they are sometimes galled goobers and that reminds me of an old song we used to sing in grade school. It said something like, "sitting by the roadside on a summer day, chatting with my messmates passing time away... eating goober peas" Can't remember the title of the song, but now I know what I was singing about back then.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

teaches, I don't think I've heard that song, but at least you know what you were singing about. Thanks so much for your comments.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Great Hub! The recipe is perfect! Those 264 calories cut in half the extra load on our heart. The pictures right on! The History explanation well researched, since we love History. Actually we did interview George Carver Washington. Hope your hub gets passed along and get a deserved recognition. Thanks Pam!

LORD


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Pamela. you are sooo ahhmazing!! you peanut butter pie looks very very delicious!


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

Oh I could eat the whole thing right now. I love a similar pie from village inn! I will have to make this and hide it from the troops!


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Robin! Your dad wants a peanut butter pie... (Robin is my daughter)


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horst99 4 years ago from USA

Lot's of beautiful images and nice information too! :)


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Lord, That interview with George Carver Washington must be very interesting. he was an amazing man. Thank you so much for your comments.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

unknown spy, I appreciate your comments and hope you get to try a piece of the pie.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Angela Brummer, Good luck with hiding the pie. Thanks so much for your comments.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Mhatter, I guess Robin has some cooking to do. I appreciate your comments.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

horst, I appreciate your comments.


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Peanut butter pie ... yum! Thanks for this recipe. I can't wait to try it. Looks great!


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Nice and easy to make - that's my kind of recipe. Thanks, Pamela. And anything with peanuts AND chocolate has to be my favorite food.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

drbj, That is one of the best features. It is on top my favorite list also. I appreciate your comments.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

Sounds delicious! I think that we will have to bring this to a summer gathering this year.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Wow! I have never heard of peanut butter pie! but it does sound delicious! what a great idea! voted up! cheers nell


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

cardelean, These pies are great for a gathering. Thanks for your comments.

Nell Rose, I hope your get to try it. I appreciate your comments.


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horst99 4 years ago from USA

Many thanks for sharing such useful information with us. Please keep this good work going.. :)


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

horst, Thank you so much for your comments.


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Roberta99 4 years ago

I am definitely going to try this recipe. It looks delicious.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

I'm sure your will enjoy this pie. Thank you for your comments.


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bethperry 4 years ago from Tennesee

My, my, that looks yum-yuuum! Gonna bookmark this one. And oh, I loved reading the historical info about peanuts. Great hub!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Bethperry, I hope you get a chance to enjoy the pie. Thanks for your comments.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Hosrt, I appreciate your comments.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for your comments. I hope you get to try the pie.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

If we are ever invited to a potluck supper, I know what I will be bringing. Sounds delicious and light. Your history lesson was also interesting. This should be a real contender in this month's HP contest! Thanks! Up votes!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Peggy, I'm sure your dessert will be a hit. It would be wonderful if it is a contender. Thank you so much for your comments.


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I didn't know peanuts were legumes. This sounds like a really good recipe. We like this type of pie. Really who doesn't? Voted and Shared.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

moonlake, I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for your comments.


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

I am not a fan of natural peanut butter, but this recipe really sounds delicious to me. There are enough other ingredients in this recipe that perhaps the natural peanut butter flavor isn't too strong. I guess I've grown up with Skippy Peanut Butter all my life and I am used to that taste for peanut butter. But, I will try this recipe - it looks and sounds great!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

suzettenaples, I would imagine your family might like it, but certainly everyone has different tastes. Thanks for your comments.


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi Pam... in a neighbouring town there is a country kitchen A Mennonite operated establishment and peanut butter pie is on the menu and almost a must after a meal. Thanks for this recipe and look out peanut butter jar I am on my way...

Hugs and Blessings


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Rolly, This really a delicious pie. Enjoy. Thanks for the comment. hugs and Blessings.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

i give this 5 stars because this is one of my favorite!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

unknown spy, This is the most delicious pie and this recipe has a few less calories than most. Thanks for your comments.


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Came back to read this again. This time...sharing! Am sure that others will enjoy this great sounding recipe. Thanks!


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FreezeFrame34 4 years ago from Charleston SC

MMMM Sounds delicious! When I make this, I might try to add some pumpkin to the recipe for a seasonal treat!


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

Peggy, We really thought it was delicious and I took it to a potluck where it was all eaten rather quickly. Thanks for your comments and the share.


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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States Author

FreezeFrame, Pumpkin seems to be successfully added to many recipes these days. I think that might be good. Thanks for your comments.


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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Pam,

What a great recipe! I'm going to have to try this.

Happy February 13th birthday!


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Yum! I have never had peanut butter pie. I may have to give this a try. I love peanuts and peanut butter. Thanks for sharing!


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Sinea Pies 3 years ago from Northeastern United States

Love peanut butter pie and this recipe is a real winner with the lower calorie benefits! Voted up and useful.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Daisy, This pie is delicious and I think you will like it. Thank you for the birthday wish and comments.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Rebecca, Thanks for your comments and I think you would probably enjoy this pie.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Sinea Pies, It does not taste like it has lower calories. It is good. Thanks so much for your comments.


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ignugent17 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing the recipe. I might be back to make it.

Voted up and useful. :-)


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adrienne2 3 years ago from Atlanta

Peanut butter pie sounds yummy! My aunt used to make peanut butter cakes, but I never tried peanut butter pie. At first I was thrown by the 8 hours cook time. However as I read on I discovered it was the chill time whew what a relief. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe. Voted up.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

igugent, Thanks so much for your comments. I hope you get to try the pie.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

adrienne, Glad you read the whole hub so you know it is not that hard. Thank you for your comments.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Pamela

This looks so good. I have never tried to make it at home but this sounds like a recipe I can replicate. Thanks for sharing this. I can hardly wait to give it a try.

Sending you many Angels this evening :) ps


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Patricia, I never made this pie at home until I tried this recipe and it is well worth the effort. Thank you for the comments and angels. Sending you angels to you this morning.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Yum, this looks like a good surprise pie for my husband, a peanut butter lover! Thanks for sharing. ^+


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

This sounds so good and my family would love this. Anything with peanut butter is their favorite. Came back to pin to Pies.


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erinshelby 3 years ago from United States

Pamela, this looks like a great recipe. Natural peanut butter is amazing. Thanks for sharing.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

Jacky, This is a delicious pie according to everyone that has tried it. Thanks for your comments.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

moonlake, When I made this pie everyone loved it, and I hope your family does also. Thank you for your comments.


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Author

erinshelby, We love this recipe and hope you do also. I appreciate your comments.

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