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This Peanut Butter Pie recipe is inspired by our love of the Tagalong Girl Scout cookies. With one thick layer of peanut butter and one layer of delicious chocolate ganache, you will love this dessert!
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Peanut Butter Pie

Author: Jill

Ingredients

Crust ingredients

  • 3/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 2/3 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 C flour

Peanut butter filling

  • 1 1/2 C smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 3/4 C powdered sugar

Chocolate ganache

  • 2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 disposable piping bag

Instructions

Crust Directions

  • Preheat oven to 320 degree's and line a 9inch springform pan with parchment paper and spray the ring with pam baking spray. Set aside
  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter for approximately 2 minutes or until pale and creamy.
  • Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract until combined
  • Gradually beat in the flour and continue to mix until a dough starts to form
  • Press the dough down into the bottom of the 9inch spring form and place into the oven, baking for 16 minutes
  • Allow to cool completely on a wire rack

Peanut butter filling directions:

  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar until smooth and combined
  • Pour over the cooled crust and place into the fridge for two hours

Chocolate ganache directions

  • Pour the 2 C of chocolate chips into a heat safe bowl
  • Using a small sauce pan, heat up the heavy whipping cream until simmering
  • Pour the heated heavy whipping cream over the chocolate chips and allow to sit for one minute
  • Using a whisk, whisk the chocolate chips until smooth
  • Pour the chocolate ganache over the peanut butter layer and smooth into a thick layer
  • Place the few tablespoons of peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl, and heat on 20 seconds until smooth
  • Scoop into the piping bag and cut the tip off
  • Pipe lines across the top of the chocolate ganache
  • Using a knife, pull the knife through the lines going in opposite directions
  • Allow the ganache to harden completely before cutting and enjoying!