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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Old Fashioned Baked Peanut Butter Pie

This peanut butter pie is baked to perfection. It is gooey, peanut buttery and delicious. It is especially good with a drizzle of hot fudge!

close up slice of baked peanut butter pie with drizzle of hot fudge

     If you have never had a baked peanut butter pie, now is the time to change that! This is completely different than the fluffy no bake peanut butter pies but every bit as delicious.  You are going to love the texture and how easy it is to make too.

     Surprise!  Who guessed the fudge sauce would be drizzled over a peanut butter pie?  Be honest, you had no idea.

     Not to mention a baked peanut butter pie!  This takes everything you know about peanut butter pie and turns it on its head.

slice of baked peanut butter pie with hot fudge on plate with rest of pie behind it

    Rather than a light and fluffy filling full of whipped topping and air, this is an eggy denser filling that has just the right balance of caramelized top and gooey filling.  Drizzle it with some fudge sauce and get ready to be delighted.

     The texture reminds me a lot of a pecan pie, but without the pecans. And no crunch from the nuts. Though I suppose you could use crunchy peanut butter if you want a little crunch.

     Or heck, throw in a handful or two of peanuts if you want to. It's your pie, you do you!  We like the smooth texture though and it has just enough yummy peanut flavor.

     If you want to go all out and make your own pie crust, make MiMi's flaky pie crust.  It is super flaky and delicious.

bite missing off the top of a slice of peanut butter pie

     Nobody will care if you use a frozen pie crust though. They will be too mystified by the wonderful filling to care about where the pie crust came from.

    Besides, it can be our little secret anyway! Just do whatever feels best to you!

If you like peanut butter pie, but want to try something a bit different I also highly recommend my no-bake peanut butter pie with chocolate covered pretzel crust. It has that sweet and salty thing going for it with super fluffy filling.  Plus that fluffy filling doesn't use cool whip for a double bonus!

fork going into slice of gooey baked peanut butter pie getting ready to take first bite

    Another fun twist on a peanut butter pie is fluffernutter cookie pie. It is like a peanut butter cookie laced with mini marshmallows and baked into a pie shell.

     But before you run away to make those pies, please promise me you will give this one a try.  It is worth the tiny bit of effort for sure!


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Yield: 12 servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee

Old Fashioned Baked Peanut Butter Pie

This peanut butter pie is baked to perfection. It is gooey, peanut buttery and delicious. It is especially good with a drizzle of hot fudge!
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 60 Mtotal time: 70 M


  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional (but highly recommended!): Super easy hot fudge sauce for drizzling


How to cook Old Fashioned Baked Peanut Butter Pie

  1. Place pie crust in a pie plate and preheat the oven to 350 F
  2. Mix together the sugar, peanut butter, corn syrup and salt until well combined.
  3. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. You can use a mixer, but don't whip it too hard. If you create too many air bubbles they will be visible on the top of the pie
  4. Bake for 60-70 minutes until the top is puffed and the middle is almost set. If the filling is browning to quickly, you may have to loosely tent with foil about half way through. Don't let the foil touch the filling, as it will remove some of the caramelized top. (Not that such a thing has ever happened to me.)
  5. Allow to cool before serving. The top will sink as it cools. Store in the refrigerator.

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This peanut butter pie is baked to perfection. It is gooey, peanut buttery and delicious. It is especially good with a drizzle of hot fudge!

Shared at The Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday


  1. That definitely looks yummy! What about adding a chocolate pie crust? I'm a chocoholic. :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. I can't believe I didn't think of that! That is an excellent idea!

  2. Oh, my family will love this recipe! Pinning now :)

  3. You know how to make my mouth water Carlee!

  4. This looks amazing! I love peanut butter anything. Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning!

    1. I love peanut butter too! Thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!

  5. We like peanut butter... and this looks good... yum. :)

  6. Oh My! This looks absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing on Sunday's Best. Yum!

  7. This looks ridiculous! I love peanut butter and chocolate so you are talking my language! :) Found you on Riverton Housewives Round Up

  8. Wow, that centre looks so ooey and gooey! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!! Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    1. Oh my goodness, it was! Just the way I like it ;-)

  9. My mouth is literally drooling over this, Carlee! Yummo! Thanks for linking up at Mum-bo Monday

    1. I know! It is so tempting to make another one... but there are so many other things to make and post!

  10. Sure wish I had a slice of this awesome pie right now! Happy St. Patrick's Day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

    1. Oh my goodness, me too! Happy St. Pat's to you as well!

  11. Yum this looks so great! Pinning and sharing. Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday last week! I can't wait to see what you have lined up for this week.

    Her Organized Chaos

    1. It was really good! Thanks for stopping by, see you Tuesday!

  12. This pie looks so tempting! it's featured this week on Funtastic Friday. Hope you can join us again this week.

  13. Yum Yum Yum! What else needs to be said.

    1. I think this is the same recipe I had years ago but lost some where in the many moves we made. I remember it was made similar to a pecan pie. I loved it some much I burned my mouth cause I couldn't wait for it to cool. Can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing!!

    2. I hope this does your memories justice! I love the texture and peanut butter and I are old friends. Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Yes! This pie looks so good! Peanut butter pie is a favorite of mine.

  15. Reminds me so much of my old fashion cream pie but with that special extra goodness! Peanut butter heaven!

  16. THIS looks like a peanut butter pie that I would love. I don't like the fluffy ones. I know I will love this one.

  17. Oh, this looks so good. I would love a big piece of this pie!

  18. How have I never had this before?! I need to try this!

  19. Not sure why I haven't thought of peanut butter as a pie filling but looks tasty!


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