Decadent Peanut Butter Cup Chess Pie


Indulge in the ultimate dessert experience with our Decadent Peanut Butter Cup Chess Pie. This rich, creamy pie combines the smoothness of chess pie with the irresistible flavors of peanut butter and chocolate. It's a perfect treat for any occasion, delivering a deliciously sweet and salty bite that will satisfy your dessert cravings and leave your guests begging for more.

Decadent Peanut Butter Cup Chess Pie

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 8
  • Serving Size: 1 slice

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 450
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Sodium: 220mg


  • For the Crust:

    • 200g (7 oz) graham cracker crumbs
    • 50g (1/4 cup) granulated sugar
    • 115g (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • For the Filling:

    • 3 large eggs
    • 200g (1 cup) granulated sugar
    • 150g (3/4 cup) packed light brown sugar
    • 120g (1/2 cup) creamy peanut butter
    • 120ml (1/2 cup) heavy cream
    • 60g (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 150g (1 cup) mini peanut butter cups, chopped

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Mix until the crumbs are evenly coated.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish to form the crust. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Let it cool while you prepare the filling.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until well combined.
  5. Add the peanut butter, heavy cream, melted butter, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  6. Fold in the chopped mini peanut butter cups.
  7. Pour the filling into the prepared crust.
  8. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the filling is set and the top is golden brown. The center should still be slightly jiggly.
  9. Let the pie cool completely on a wire rack. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving for best results.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use a food processor to make the graham cracker crumbs for a fine and even texture.
  • Make sure the melted butter is cooled before adding it to the filling to avoid cooking the eggs prematurely.
  • For extra decadence, drizzle melted chocolate or caramel over the pie before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Q: Can I use a different type of crust? A: Yes, you can use a traditional pie crust or a chocolate cookie crust for a different flavor profile.
  2. Q: How should I store leftover pie? A: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Enjoy chilled or at room temperature.
  3. Q: Can I freeze this pie? A: Yes, you can freeze the pie for up to 2 months. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Treat yourself to a slice of heaven with our Decadent Peanut Butter Cup Chess Pie. With its rich, creamy filling and perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors, this pie is sure to become a favorite. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply indulging your sweet tooth, this pie will bring joy and satisfaction with every bite.