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Individual Peanut Butter Pies

by Jamie on August 12, 2011

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This is not going to be a typical post on My Baking Addiction. It’s more of a reminder to take a moment to hug those you love a little tighter.

Last Sunday, food writer, Jennifer Perillo lost her husband, Mikey to a sudden heart attack. Word spread of Jennie’s tremendous loss through social media. I don’t know Jennie personally, simply through our brief emails and tweets – but I sat at my desk feeling heartbroken and helpless. The food blogging community immediately virtually embraced Jennie and her daughters and wanted to step in to help in any way that we could.

On Tuesday, Jennie wrote a post entitled For Mikey, where Jennie made a simple request, “For those asking what they can do to help my healing process, make a peanut butter pie this Friday and share it with someone you love.”

A Facebook group formed and over 800 people signed on to do just that – make a pie to share with our loved ones as a tribute to Mikey.

Again, give those dear to you a little extra lovin’ today, because in Jennie’s words,
“Today is the only guarantee we can count on.”

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Peanut Butter Pie

August 12th, 2011

Yield: 8 mini pies

Ingredients:

For the crust

16 Oreo cookies
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the filling

1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup creamy-style peanut butter
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Place the Oreo cookies into the bowl of a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. In a small bowl, combine cookie crumbs and melted butter and stir.
2. Evenly divide the crumbs between your individual serving dishes and press into the bottoms of the dishes to form a crust layer.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or in a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Transfer whipped cream to a small bowl and place it into the refrigerator while you prepare the rest of the filling.
3. Place cream cheese and peanut butter the mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until smooth. Reduce speed to low and gradually add in confectioners' sugar until well combined. Add in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and beat on medium speed until mixture is creamy and smooth. Take care to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
4. Stir in 1/3 of the whipped cream into the filling mixture. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the remaining whipped cream until well blended until no streaks remain.
3. Evenly pipe or spoon the filling into individual serving dishes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. If desired, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

Notes:

-If you make this into one pie, use this recipe.
-The number of pies you get from this recipe will depend on the size of your individual serving dishes.
-Peanut Butter allergy? Check out Katie's version using almond butter.
 

Prop Note:

The small glass bowls were purchased from Pier 1. Spoons are from Ikea.

adapted and inspired by Jennie


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Michelle November 30, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I just made these to take to a dinner tonight. Your presentation is what caught my eye. The individual servings are awesome, less inclined to over indulge. The filling is scrumptious, I can’t wait to have one after dinner. Thank you for sharing.

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Mary December 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Can something be substituted for peanut butter? I’m not a big peanut butter fan…maybe shaved coconut or Nutella, anyone have any ideas?

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MBA December 26, 2012 at 9:40 am

Mary-
I have not substituted for peanut butter in this particular recipe. If you try it, stop back and let us know how it turns out. Good luck and have a great day!
-Jamie

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Samie July 5, 2013 at 10:23 pm

How long do you think it will take to make this in all?

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Jamie September 13, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Hi Samie,
The recipe itself probably only takes about 25-35 minutes to make, but it needs at least 3 hours to chill.
- Jamie

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Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate November 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I love desserts that are simple like this. The pictures match too, so clean and straight forward!

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Hala November 20, 2013 at 12:52 am

Hello,

Can we substitute the peanut butter with thick cream for example? I can’t find creamy peanut butter where I live and I am not a big fan of peanut butter anyway. Thank you.

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Jamie January 10, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Hala, I would not suggest it. You could substitute Nutella or sunbutter for the peanut butter.
- Jamie

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Vicki November 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Any idea aout the nutritional information? Diabetic family members and really need the info. Thanks!

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Jamie January 10, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Hi Vicki,
I’m not sure. There are nutrition calculators for recipes that you can find on google. Just plug in the recipe and you’ll have your information.
- Jamie

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Natalie December 31, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I made this with Wow Butter & Gluten-Free Oreos (for my very allergic family) and it turned out awesome.

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Jamie January 3, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Natalie-

That’s fantastic! I’m so happy that you enjoyed the recipe. Have a great day!

-Jamie

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Nancy January 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Where did you get your dishes for the pie..
I love them!!

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Jamie January 10, 2014 at 11:14 am

Nancy, those are from Pier 1.
- Jamie

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Randy January 8, 2014 at 5:20 pm

The link to make it a pie was no good would I be able to get the amounts needed for it?

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Jamie January 10, 2014 at 11:35 am

Hi Randy, it appears there’s a problem with Jennie’s website. Unfortunately, if you can’t see it, I can’t see it. I would visit In Jennie’s Kitchen and email her for the recipe.
- Jamie

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dipti January 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

Hi,
This looks amazing…
Can I make this dessert without using cream chesse…or can you suggest any subsitute of cream cheese

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Jamie January 17, 2014 at 8:09 pm

Dipti-
Unfortunately, I have not tested this recipe with an alternative for cream cheese.
-Jamie

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Hilary January 23, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Hi Jamie! The link for the full pie recipe is not working. How do I get a hold of that?

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Hilary January 23, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Duh, I saw the comment above about the same issue. Have you made these with homemade peanut butter?

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Jamie February 15, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Hilary-
I have not attempted this recipe with homemade peanut butter. Thanks for stopping by.
-Jamie

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Jamie February 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Hilary-
Unfortunately, it looks as though the original recipe for the whole pie has been removed by the author. I’m sorry I am not more of a help.
-Jamie

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Tony February 13, 2014 at 6:40 pm

I’ve made this twice and it’s taste is delish, but both times I’ve made it’s on the soft side. Is it supposed to be a lil runny ?? What did I do wrong if not …

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Jamie February 15, 2014 at 11:50 am

Tony-
The center is definitely on the softer side, refrigerating them for a few hours will help them set up a bit more. I hope this helps.
-Jamie

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Joe C February 19, 2014 at 5:45 pm

I made this for Valentines Day it was great. This was one of the better dessert items i’ve made. Its pretty much like a peanut butter cheesecake parfait. I just made a serving for two so i halved the recipe. A couple of things … the butter in the oreos wasnt really necessary since this is served in a cup like a parfait it really doesnt need to be held together much, and the cream of the oreo holds it together a bit. And i probably used about half the sugar (even after already halving the recipe) it called for and it was still too sweet (but still very good) so suggest you add sugar gradually to taste. It may have been because the cream was sweetened before folding it in.

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Cindy March 30, 2014 at 6:46 pm

I am sure this is a dumb question, but are the oreos with or without the centres?

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Jamie April 9, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Cindy-

Not a dumb question! The Oreos have the centers. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

-Jamie

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Michelle McIntosh June 18, 2014 at 9:04 pm

I might try adding mango instead of peanut butter or nutella.

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