Southern Peanut Butter Pie Recipe -
Southern Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Southern Peanut Butter Pie

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"Yes, it is gloriously Southern -- as I am, and a family favorite! It's made with dark corn syrup, peanut butter and whole peanuts and looks like pumpkin pie, but don't be fooled! This pie is simple and delicious for those who like peanut butter. It is a great recipe to serve guests as it is an unexpected taste treat! Serve with whipped topping or ice cream if desired."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, salt, corn syrup, peanut butter and eggs with electric mixer. Stir in peanuts by hand. Pour filling into pie crust.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until crust is golden brown. (Center of filling may be slightly soft but will become firm as pie cools.)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 27, 2011

Loved it! It was very good. I made per instructions this time, but may substitute the corn syrup for molasses next time. For those who said the filling never set- this is a custard pie, like pumpkin or pecan, bake until the filling is set except for a little jiggle in the middle. You will probably need to cover the crust with tin foil to keep it from burning.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 25, 2005

Tasty but did not set. I may have underbaked, but the crust was brown, and filling was quite liquid (syrupy). After sitting overnight it would come out in a nice slice without leaking, but there was still a huge puddle of filling in the pie dish. It is like a peanut butter version of shoo fly pie - the peanut butter taste is there so you won't be disappointed, but people who don't like peanuts might enjoy it too. The only really awkward thing is the solid peanuts...they taste nice and texture etc., but you cannot cut the pie nicely because the nuts get in the way of making even slices and the top (which gets hard as the pie bakes) gets all cracked and uneven when you slice. tastes good and looks bad? I would make it again, but not to serve to company.


17 Ratings

Mar 07, 2011

I wanted to use the 8 Keebler mini graham cracker shells I had on hand for this. After reading some reviews complaining about the pies being runny, I changed the ingredients to: 1/2 cup Splenda; 1/2 cup corn syrup - only had light on hand, so used it; 1/2 cup extra crunchy peanut butter; 2 eggs; 1 tsp vanilla; and the rest of the peanuts I had on hand. As both the peanut butter and the nuts were salted, I omitted the salt. They were cooked to perfection in about 35 minutes (probably because of the smaller crusts). The recipe thus became almost exactly my pecan tart recipe, minus the butter and pecans and plus the peanut butter and peanuts! Thanks for sharing this idea.

Sep 20, 2010

This did not set at all. It was very thick liquid like. I mean it tasted great. Had it set, I would've probably given it 5 stars but since I made it twice and both times it wouldn't set, I gave it 3 stars. Sorry :(

Jul 15, 2009

Oh good, someone else knows the *right* way to make peanut butter pie! Nearly identical to how my grandmother always made it back in Texas. Excellent recipe.

Nov 24, 2007

Absolutely DELICIOUS!!! And I don't even like Peanut Butter! We made it for Thanksgiving dinner and the kids went nuts over it - I had to make another! This time I tried it without the peanuts and it was still delicious! Definitely will settle any sweet tooth! I recommend a nice glass of milk with it - Yum!

Oct 21, 2005

I Made homemade pie crust, because, I live in the south, I went to the corner and bought some boiled peanuts, to avoid what others said about the peanuts getting in the way. cooked in the middle of the oven, and it turned out wonderful! yummy. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

Dec 06, 2008

Wow, this was easy and good. I used light corn syrup + a little molasses instead of the dark syrup. I think the whole peanuts are fine, I used a serrated knife and sawed through them, and the slices cut nicely.


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  • Calories
  • 492 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 64.9 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 23.8 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 10.8 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 550 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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