Peanut Butter Pie With Chocolate Ganache

Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Ganache - creamy peanut butter and rich, dark chocolate...my absolute favorite flavor combination.
A slice of Peanut Butter Pie topped with a layer of chocolate ganache and a dollop of whipped cream on a small plate on a floral cloth with the remainder of the pie in the background

I am an unapologetic peanut butter fanatic. One of my favorite peanut butter desserts is a good, old-fashioned peanut butter pie. If you're a peanut butter fan, I know you'll love this creamy and rich, easy to make dessert too.

There's something about the salty taste of peanut butter and the sweet taste of chocolate that's just irresistible to me.  These two flavors pair so well together!

Why This Recipe Works

  • This Peanut Butter Pie With Chocolate Ganache tastes like a giant Reese's Peanut Butter Cup.
  • It's rich, creamy, totally delicious, and so easy to make.
  • This peanut butter pie is so light and will certainly satisfy any peanut butter cravings.

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions. 

  • Peanut butter
  • Cream cheese
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Heavy cream
  • Pie shell
  • Chocolate chips

A slice of Peanut Butter Pie topped with a layer of chocolate ganache and a dollop of whipped cream on a small plate on a floral cloth with the remainder of the pie in the background

How To Make This Recipe

  1. Blend the peanut butter, sugar and cream cheese together in a large bowl.
  2. Add the melted butter and stir well.
  3. Fold in the whipped cream
  4. Pour into the baked pie shell and refrigerate for one hour.
  5. While the pie is in the refrigerator, make the ganache. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the cream to a boil. Remove from the heat and gently fold in the chocolate chips. Continue to gently "fold" until the chocolate is fully melted.
  6. Set aside to cool.
  7. Remove pie from the refrigerator and add the ganache to the top of the pie.
  8. Refrigerate for at least another hour.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Store Peanut Butter Pie?

They will keep well in the refrigerator, covered for up to 3 days.

Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Pie?

Yes, peanut butter pies can also be frozen. Cover, wrap them tightly and place in the freezer until you are ready to eat them. They should be eaten within a week.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this peanut butter pie recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

A closeup of a slice of Peanut Butter Pie topped with a layer of chocolate ganache and a dollop of whipped cream on a small plate on a floral cloth with the remainder of the pie in the background

If you're looking for a Peanut Butter Pie for One, you can find that recipe as well as many other single serving recipes by visiting our One Dish Kitchen site

Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Pie With Chocolate Ganache

Peanut Butter Pie with Chocolate Ganache - creamy peanut butter and rich, dark chocolate...my absolute favorite flavor combination.
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Prep Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 8-inch pie
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup heavy cream whipped
  • 1 inch baked 8- pie shell
  • GANACHE
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Blend the peanut butter, sugar and cream cheese together in a large bowl.
  • Add the melted butter and stir well.
  • Fold in the whipped cream
  • Pour into the baked pie shell and refrigerate for one hour.
  • While the pie is in the refrigerator, make the ganache. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the cream to a boil. Remove from the heat and gently fold in the chocolate chips. Continue to gently "fold" until the chocolate is fully melted.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Remove pie from the refrigerator and add the ganache to the top of the pie.
  • Refrigerate for at least another hour.

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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