Learn how to make a frozen peanut butter pie homemade with this simple and fast recipe. This version of peanut butter pie is a perfect dessert for your holiday or meal needs, as it can be prepared up to one day in advance.

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

To prepare the frozen peanut butter pie, you will need one prepared graham or cookie type pie crust. I am including a recipe for the one I make with this pie. You can either make your own or use one that is commercially prepared. Sometimes, the commercially prepared holds up better. However, I like the taste of making my own. It's purely up to your preference and time.

Crumb pie crust ingredients and directions:

  • 1 1/4 cups of graham cracker crumbs, chocolate wafer crumbs or vanilla wafer crumbs-- I use the chocolate wafer crumbs.
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter -- margarine can be used but butter gives the best taste
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 357 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. While the oven preheats, mix the ingredients together with a fork until the crumbs are all moistened.
  3. Press the crumb mixture into a 9-inch pie plate and bake for about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven to cool and prepare the filling.

Frozen peanut butter pie filling ingredients and directions:

  • 8 ounces of cream cheese or Neufchâtel
  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla flavoring or extract
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup of peanuts, chopped (optional)
  • Hot fudge sauce for serving (optional
  1. Mix the filling in a large mixing bowl starting with creaming the cream cheese, peanut butter and the 1 cup of powdered sugar. Once it's blended well, add in the milk and vanilla flavoring, and continue beating until smooth.
  2. Beat the heavy whipping cream in a small bowl at medium speed. Add in the 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar, and keep beating the cream until stiff peaks form.
  3. Fold in the whipped cream, 1/2 at a time very gently.
  4. Transfer the filling into the prepared pie crust. Garnish with the peanuts. Save the hot fudge for serving.
  5. Cover the pie plate with plastic film and place the peanut butter pie in the freezer. Let it freeze for at least 6 hours before serving for up to 24 hours before serving.
  6. Once it's ready to serve, allow the pie to thaw for about 10 minutes. Warm up the hot fudge and serve it on the top of the frozen peanut butter pie. This is optional, but it does make a tasty addition to the pie.

Using the chocolate wafer crust and hot fudge is a nice compliment to the flavor of the peanut butter. Chocolate and peanut butter always go well together. Of course for those who don't like chocolate, simply leave it out. It can be topped with the nuts and whipped cream. If you use Neufchâtel cheese, be sure it's the real thing. Many times in the U.S., a cheaper low fat cream cheese will be labeled this. This is a nice French cheese and can be found in better cheese shops.