I know what your thinking.  But SHE just told us all she is working out and eating healthier.  Well, your right.  I did and I am.  🙂  But who say’s you can’t have a little something naughty sometimes too.  As long as it is only a little naughty.  By little here, I mean teeny tiny piece.  With this pie, that is not hard to do. 

My friend Patsy recently made a Peanut Butter Pie.  She was good though and made a lighter, better for you pie.  Me.  I had to go and make Paula Deen’s artery clogging recipe.  I did use 1/3 less fat cream cheese and less heavy cream though, if that counts for anything? Um, but I did add hot fudge sauce.  LOL

It had been a while since I had made any dessert to have in the house for after dinner.  That is when Grumpy likes his sweets.  About an hour or so after his meal he is ready for dessert.  Many times, he has to go without because I just don’t have it here.  We were having the in-laws up yesterday however so I decided to make this peanut butter pie.  Not because of Grumpy mind you.  But because I knew my MIL would really enjoy it (and she did!  lol).  My mom also got a piece to take home with her and she promptly told me today that she ate it as soon as she got home.  Dad, he had to take some coffeecake because he doesn’t like peanut butter.  I know, can you believe that?

I had a little tiny sliver last night and a little bit of what I have photographed here this afternoon.  Then it went back in the freezer.  Its plenty sweet and plenty rich.  You don’t need much to be satisfied!

I didn’t have a graham cracker crust on hand but I had ingredients to make one, so I used a recipe for Graham Cracker Crust from allrecipes.com.  This is an awesome crust recipe and I will use this from now on when making a graham cracker crust! 

Mrs Salter’s Peanut Butter Pie
from Paula Deen, adapted by me 🙂

1 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup 1% milk
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 graham cracker crust (make your own or you can buy a pre-made one)
2/3 cup hot fudge sauce, warmed slightly

Prepare pie crust.  Spread slightly warmed hot fudge sauce over graham cracker crust.  Place in freezer to set while mixing pie. 

Whip cream with 1/4 cup sugar. Mix cream cheese, peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar (the 1 cup) and milk until smooth.  Fold in whipped cream until well blended. Pour mixture into a graham cracker crust and chill for several hours before serving.

Prior to serving, top with whipped cream (I used pressurized cream) and drizzle with warmed hot fudge sauce.  Enjoy! 

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Cristine July 3, 2010 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Oooh… that pie slice looks like a little piece of heaven! YUM!

  2. pegasuslegend July 4, 2010 at 12:31 am - Reply

    wow this is sinful awesome pie! yum, I just gained 10 pounds starting my blog here goes another 5 but it will be worth it with this one!

  3. Jamie July 4, 2010 at 1:06 am - Reply

    Oh my…I saved Patsy's pie to make, now I have this one to try. Looks fabulous! My husband likes a dessert after dinner too. He says something sweet helps him digest. Have you ever heard of such a goofy thing? I know he would love this pie though. (too help him digest and all)

  4. averagebetty July 4, 2010 at 1:17 am - Reply

    This is SO up my alley! YUM!

  5. Frieda July 4, 2010 at 1:50 am - Reply

    I think I'm gonna make this with a chocolate cookie crust….watch out!

  6. Frieda July 4, 2010 at 1:50 am - Reply

    I think I'm gonna make this with a chocolate cookie crust….watch out!

  7. Ingrid July 4, 2010 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Oddly enough the only time I like PB or chocolate is when the two are combined! Yes, that means this sounds pretty good to me! 🙂

    My Dad likes dessert after dinner. He leaves room for it. He tells my mom dessert tells his stomach the meal is over. LOL, he's silly. I just love him. My Mom on the other hand just rolls her eyes at him.

    Happy 4th, Shelby!

  8. jo oliver July 4, 2010 at 4:48 am - Reply

    Whoever invented PB and pie deserves a big kiss! What better combination exists on earth~ none by my measure:)

  9. jo oliver July 4, 2010 at 4:48 am - Reply

    Whoever invented PB and pie deserves a big kiss! What better combination exists on earth~ none by my measure:)

  10. Mags July 4, 2010 at 4:49 am - Reply

    I'm such a sucker for this type of pie. I have no words to punish you with….LOL

  11. bellini valli July 4, 2010 at 6:16 am - Reply

    It sounds impressive Shelby..love, love, love peanut butter.

  12. Jessie July 4, 2010 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    delicious pie! I love peanut butter too, it is one of my favorite sweet treats. This pie is definitely okay to have once in a while 🙂 I have to show this to Hurley… I know he will go nuts!

  13. Patsyk July 6, 2010 at 1:31 am - Reply

    LOL! Shelby, you made me giggle when reading this one! I just made my PB pie again this weekend to share w/friends… they had NO idea it was lighter, so you could indulge w/o the guilt! 😉

    Your pie is so pretty, I need to work on making mine as visually appealing as yours!

  14. Heather Davis July 6, 2010 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Never had peanut butter pie before but this looks well worth giving up healthy eating for! Will definitely have to give it a go.

  15. Diana's Cocina July 6, 2010 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Sounds wonderful. We must treat ourselves every onece in a while right?

  16. baking.serendipity July 7, 2010 at 12:01 am - Reply

    I love peanut butter in everything, especially pie! And I totally believe in everything in moderation. They way I like to see it is that if you hadn't made that pie now, you'd have made it later when you were really craving sweets and had much more than a tiny piece. (Doesn't it seem like a good way of justifying things!?!?!) 🙂

  17. Kristen July 7, 2010 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    AAh! The hot fudge sauce on the bottom…it's perfect!!

  18. Cyndy July 13, 2010 at 4:05 am - Reply

    Oh boy…I can't stop looking at this. creamy and soothing after a hard days work. I can see myself endulging in this.

  19. gail August 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    I'm pretty sure I couldn't have "just a little", looks divine!

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