Delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie Recipe

Are you looking for a deliciously sweet dessert that is perfect for any occasion? Look no further, as I present to you my Southern Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie recipe that is sure to satisfy your cravings. This pie is a perfect blend of creamy peanut butter filling and decadent chocolate chips, all in a flaky, buttery pie crust.

Peanut butter and chocolate are the ultimate dynamic duo, and this pie highlights their flavors perfectly. Whether you’re serving this pie at a family gathering, party, or just as a treat for yourself, it is sure to be a hit with everyone who takes a bite out of it.

Don’t miss out on the chance to try one of the best southern baked peanut butter pies out there. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you for it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Southern Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie
Southern Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie

Are you a fan of the classic peanut butter and chocolate combination? Then get ready to fall head over heels for this Southern Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie! This dessert is a southern classic that packs in all the flavors you know and love, while having a unique twist.

First of all, let’s talk about the creamy peanut butter filling. Made with 1 cup of creamy peanut butter along with cream cheese and heavy cream, it creates a perfectly light yet rich consistency that will melt in your mouth. The addition of brown sugar and corn syrup brings out the sweetness and complements the saltiness of the peanut butter. And what’s dessert without chocolate chips? The semi-sweet chocolate chips balanced perfectly with the peanut butter flavors.

The crust is traditional made with butter, but why not try a different spin on it by using cookie dough, graham crackers or even gluten-free options like a butter cookie crust. The options are endless and you can experiment until you find your perfect match.

This pie recipe is easy enough to make for any level of baking expertise, yet impressive enough to impress even the pickiest of eaters. And if you’re looking for a no-bake option, simply swap out the baked pastry crust for a pre-made cookie crust.

All in all, this Southern Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie recipe embodies everything that is so great in Southern cooking. So whether you’re from The Big Easy down south or just craving those sweet southern flavors, this recipe is sure to bring some extra sunshine into your day.

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven in a pie
A slice of heaven in a pie

Before we dive into making this Southern Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie, let’s talk about the ingredients that you will need. This recipe is a perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate, and requires basic baking ingredients that are readily available in your kitchen. Here is your ingredient list:

  • Butter (1/2 cup)
  • Granulated Sugar (1 cup)
  • Brown Sugar (1/4 cup)
  • Corn Syrup (1/3 cup)
  • Vanilla Extract (2 teaspoons)
  • Salt (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Eggs (3 large)
  • Creamy Peanut Butter (1 cup)
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (1 1/4 cups)
  • Pie Crust: Use your favorite store-bought pie crust or make your own using graham cracker crumbs, crushed chocolate chip cookies, or a traditional butter cookie crust

Pro tip: Make sure to use creamy peanut butter for the ultimate smooth and decadent texture in every bite.

The Recipe How-To

 Crunchy meets creamy in one bite
Crunchy meets creamy in one bite

First things first, let’s gather all the ingredients to create the perfect Southern Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 1 unbaked pie crust (9-inch)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • A pinch of salt

Once we’ve got everything set up, it’s time to dive into the recipe.

Step 1: Peanut Butter Filling

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the softened butter, creamy peanut butter, and softened cream cheese until well blended.
  • Gradually mix in the sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the eggs, vanilla, corn syrup and a pinch of salt until well combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.

Step 2: Baking Time

  • Pour filling into an unbaked pie crust and spread it evenly.
  • Bake for about an hour in the preheated oven or until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted off-center comes out clean.
  • Let it cool before slicing.

Now that we have completed all steps, we can all dig in to the wonderful creation that is our Southern Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie.

Substitutions and Variations

 Chocolate and peanut butter in perfect harmony
Chocolate and peanut butter in perfect harmony

Variety is the spice of life, and this Southern Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie recipe offers a lot of opportunities for flavor and ingredient swaps to suit your taste. Here are some suggestions to change up the recipe:

– Crust: Instead of the traditional cookie crust, you can make a graham cracker, pecan, or butter cookie crust.

– Chocolate: Swap out the semi-sweet chocolate chips for dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips.

– Peanut Butter: Use crunchy peanut butter if you prefer a little crunch in every bite.

– Sugar: Sweeten the pie with maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar instead of granulated sugar.

– Cream Cheese: Add a tangy kick by trying this recipe with Neufchâtel cheese or goat cheese instead of cream cheese.

– Topping: Sprinkle chopped peanuts, toasted coconut flakes, or drizzle caramel sauce over the top for extra appeal.

– Gluten-Free: To make this dessert gluten-free, use a gluten-free cookie crust instead of the traditional cookie crust.

– No-Bake Version: If you do not want to bake the pie in the oven, simply mix together 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 8 ounces cream cheese softened, ¾ cup powdered sugar together until creamy. Then fold in 1 ½ cups whipped topping into the peanut butter mixture. Pour into prepared cookie pie crust and refrigerate for at least an hour.

With all these options to choose from, you can make this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie recipe truly yours!

Serving and Pairing

 A southern twist on a classic dessert
A southern twist on a classic dessert

This scrumptious southern peanut butter chocolate chip pie is a perfect dessert to indulge yourself and your loved ones. It pairs well with a multitude of things depending on your mood and the occasion. Its rich and velvety texture pairs excellently with a cup of hot coffee or a glass of cold milk.

For an extra boost of decadence, try serving this pie with freshly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. The creamy sweetness of the toppings perfectly complements the pie’s textured filling.

If you’re in the mood for something slightly fruity, serve this pie with some fresh strawberries or sliced bananas. The combination of sweet and tartness will elevate the flavour profile of this pie, and you won’t be able to resist taking another bite.

For those who prefer savoury pairings, pair this pie with lightly salted peanuts or caramel popcorns. These crunchy snacks accentuate the nuttiness of the peanut butter while adding an extra dimension to the dessert’s texture.

Whether it’s an intimate dinner party or a friendly gathering, this heavenly southern peanut butter chocolate chip pie is sure to leave your guests impressed and satisfied.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The ultimate indulgence for any sweet tooth
The ultimate indulgence for any sweet tooth

Now that you’ve whipped up this delectable southern peanut butter chocolate chip pie, it’s important to know how to store and reheat it properly. This is especially relevant if you want to prepare the dish beforehand for a special occasion.

To make this process more streamlined and stress-free, you can make the pie up to 2 days in advance. Once it’s made, let it cool down to room temperature before covering it with plastic wrap and placing it in the fridge. To prevent condensation from building up on the surface of the pie, use toothpicks with clothespins attached to them to secure a sheet of plastic wrap over the top.

If you have leftovers that won’t be eaten in the next couple of days, wrap individual slices tightly with plastic wrap and then foil before putting them in the freezer. This method ensures that the slices stay fresh-tasting for up to 3 months. When reheating these slices, simply take them out of the foil and unwrap them before popping them into a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 10-12 minutes.

Alternatively, if you’re short on oven space or time, opt for reheating individual slices using a microwave (on medium power) for about 25-30 seconds. Because microwaves vary in wattage and strength, be sure to check frequently to ensure that your slice doesn’t get too hot or dry out.

With these handy tips, you’ll be able to enjoy this peanut butter chocolate chip pie at any time without having to sacrifice its texture or flavor.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A peanut butter lover's dream come true
A peanut butter lover’s dream come true

If you want to create the perfect southern peanut butter chocolate chip pie, then you’ll need a few tips and tricks up your sleeve. As a chef who has spent years specializing in southern-style cuisine, I can tell you that the right techniques and ingredients can make all the difference when it comes to creating a dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Firstly, take care when making the filling for your pie. Ensure that all ingredients are at room temperature before you begin mixing them together in order to avoid any lumps or inconsistencies. I personally love using creamy peanut butter instead of chunky when making this pie, as it provides a smoother consistency that blends perfectly with the chocolate chips.

When it comes to your crust, be sure to choose one that complements the flavors of the pie filling. A cookie crust is an excellent choice for this recipe as it provides a slightly crunchy texture that contrasts well with the creaminess of the peanut butter chocolate chip filling. Note that you may use either graham cracker crumbs, Oreo cookie crumbs, or even crushed butter cookies for this recipe.

Another key tip to keep in mind is not to overbake your pie. This can lead to a dry and crumbly texture that detracts from its delicious flavors. Be sure to check on your pie frequently while it’s baking in the oven and remove it once the edges are set but the center is still slightly jiggly. You can cover the pie with foil halfway through baking if it begins to brown too quickly.

Finally, be sure to let your pie cool completely before serving. This allows all of those wonderful flavors to meld together properly for an unbeatable taste sensation. You can refrigerate your leftover slices (if there are any) in an airtight container for up to three days – though I doubt they’ll last that long!

FAQ

As we near the end of our recipe article, you may have some lingering questions about this delectable Southern Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie. Fear not, because in this section, we’ll be answering some of the most frequently asked questions to help ensure your pie comes out perfectly every time. From ingredient substitutions to baking tips, these answers will leave you feeling confident in making and serving this scrumptious dessert.

What is peanut butter pie made of?

If you’re looking for a delectable dessert with a southern flair, then an old fashioned peanut butter pie is what you need. This pie is made using smooth peanut butter, cream cheese, heavy cream and powdered sugar – all blended to perfection. After it’s done, you pour it into a flaky pie crust to create a silky and divine peanut butter pie that will leave your taste buds craving for more.

What is peanut butter cup pie?

If you’re looking for a mouth-watering dessert to satisfy your sweet cravings, look no further than this Reese’s™ Peanut Butter Pie recipe. Featuring a rich layer of fudgy goodness, topped with a velvety peanut butter filling studded with delectable peanut butter cups, this dessert is an absolute must-try for peanut butter lovers. Recently updated as of April 19, 2022, this recipe is sure to make your taste buds dance with joy. So, let’s get started on this scrumptious peanut butter cup pie!

How many calories in a slice of chocolate peanut butter pie?

The individual-sized Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie from ABC Country Restaurants’ dessert menu has a total of 37g carbs, 35g of which are net carbs. It has 17g of fat, 6g of protein, and a total of 320 calories.

What size is a Reese’s pie?

A new sweet treat hit the market this week – a special dessert that’s only available for a limited time. This exclusive delicacy is shaped like a typical pie with a diameter of 9 inches and weighs 3.25 pounds containing a rich blend of peanut butter and chocolate. It’s important to note that this dessert is in high demand and only 3,000 pies were produced. If you’re interested in purchasing this mouth-watering dessert, it’s priced at $44.99 excluding tax.

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Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Southern Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie recipe is the perfect indulgence for those with a sweet tooth craving something unique and satisfying. The rich and creamy peanut butter filling, combined with the irresistible chocolate chips, make for a delectable dessert experience that is sure to delight your taste buds. I encourage you to give this recipe a try and enjoy all of its savory goodness.

With just a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, this pie can be made in no time. Plus, there are tons of variations and substitutions you can make to create your own twist on this dessert. And don’t forget about the serving options – it pairs perfectly with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

So why not try baking up a Southern Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie today? With its classic flavor combination and irresistible texture, it’s sure to become a new family favorite. Trust me when I say that one bite of this delicious pie will transport you straight to the heart of the south.

Southern Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie

Southern Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Pie Recipe

This is a very rich and gooey dessert pie, and for true peanut butter lovers! (not to mention the chocolate) Best served with whipped cream or ice cream, yummy! 😉
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern American
Servings 1 pie
Calories 478.1 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pie crust
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

  • preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Beat sugar salt and syrup until well combined.
  • Incorporate the peanut butter, eggs, chocolate chips, and vanilla; stir until smooth.
  • Bake 40-50 minutes, until crust is golden. (tip: center of pie might still be soft, but it will firm as pie cools.).
  • Cool slightly, refrigerate until served. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 136gCalories: 478.1kcalCarbohydrates: 70.5gProtein: 8gFat: 21.5gSaturated Fat: 7.6gCholesterol: 79.3mgSodium: 350.6mgFiber: 2.4gSugar: 40.6g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert, Easy, Pie
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