Peanut butter pie is the perfect dessert for kids and adults alike. If you want to learn how to decorate desserts, peanut butter pie is the perfect place to start, because it is often garnished with chocolate sauce and other toppings. You can practice a traditional cross-hatching pattern or go for more unique designs – it’s up to you! According to Wise Geek, this pie originated in the American South, due to the abundance of peanuts that grow in the region. To get you started, here is a peanut butter pie recipe from Jif Peanut Butter.
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter, plus 2 tablespoons
- 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 4 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1 prepared chocolate pie crust
- Hot fudge topping to preference
In a large bowl, beat together 1 cup of peanut butter, sugar and cream cheese. Once well combined, add 3 cups of the whipped topping. Beat the mixture until smooth and then add to the pie shell. Use a spatula to ensure that the filling is evenly distributed and smoothed along the edges of the crust.
Set some fudge aside for decorating the pie. Heat the rest of the hot fudge in a microwave safe container or on the stovetop. Once the fudge is heated evenly, spread it over the pie in an even layer, covering the entire surface. Refrigerate the pie and allow time for the fudge to set.
Once your pie is set, decorate the top with the remaining whipped cream, fudge topping and remaining peanut butter. For best results, use a pastry bag and various tips to create elaborate shapes and patterns.
Pro tip: Peanut butter pie has a silky texture, so add candy or cookie crumbles over the top to add some crunch and variance in flavor.