Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Not only was this one of the best pies I’ve ever had, it also happened to be made especially for my son, Isaac’s, 10th birthday.  My son is a big fan of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and, like me, he doesn’t care for cake.  So when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday dessert he said a pie and that I could surprise him with the flavor.  Well, once he said that, I knew immediately that I was going to make him this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie!Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Pie
I actually  made two different Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pies but this is the one that turned out the best.  Although the other one was delicious, I should have made it in a bigger pan and it probably would have turned out better.   For this pie, it uses cream cheese and real whipped cream for the filling which kept it light and fluffy.  The top, as you can see, is topped with chocolate ganache and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  Heaven!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Pie

 

I still can’t believe my first-born is 10 today!  It feels just like yesterday that I was cuddling him in my arms and kissing his little neck.  You never know what kind of person your children will grow up to be like, but I know that my son is growing up to be one beautiful person.  He is kind, smart, sensitive, caring, thoughtful, and my heart has never been the same since he came into my life.  Even though he turns 10 today, he will always be my little boy!
 Happy Birthday Isaac!  I love you more than you’ll ever know!

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Pie

 

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 55 minutes

Yield: 1 (9-inch) pie

This pie is definitely for peanut butter lovers! A creamy peanut butter pie with a chocolate crust and topped with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!

Ingredients

    Crust:
  • 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 & 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar *
  • 1 cup 35% whipping cream
  • Topping:
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 cup 35% whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, milk or semi-sweet
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 12 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chopped into pieces

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Add cookie crumbs and melted butter to a bowl and mix together with a spoon. Press evenly into the bottom of a 9" pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes and let cool completely before adding the filling.
In a stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar and vanilla and mix well.
In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream on high until it stiff peaks form. Fold this whipped cream into the peanut butter and cream cheese mixture until well blended. Spoon into the crust and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
For the topping, use a small saucepan and combine sugar and cream and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in butter, chocolate and vanilla until all the chocolate is melted. Let cool until lukewarm but you're still able to pour.
Once topping is cool enough, pour evenly over entire pie. You might want to put the pie plate on another plate or parchment paper to catch the excess that drips off.
Sprinkle Reese's Peanut Butter Cups evenly over the top and gently push them in so they don't fall off.
Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before serving.
Enjoy!
Recipe slightly adapted from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice

Notes

* I found that the 1 cup of sugar was way too sweet for me, so you can adjust to your liking.

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Comments

  1. Ah the story behind this ‘birthday pie’ is really touching. It was obviously created with a lot of love.

  2. This pie was delicious – I think “Papa” ate most of it. We were there for Isaac’s birthday and enjoyed both pies. Liz even sent the last piece home for”Papa” to enjoy. Happy Birthday Isaac – you are a very special boy!

  3. Happy Birthday Isaac :) What a delicious way to celebrate!

  4. There are so many delicious elements to this pie, I don’t even know where to start!! Actually I’d probably be tempted to eat all the little Reese cups off the top, then work my way down! A perfect birthday treat!

  5. I love Reese’s Cups. Your pie looks delish, Liz. I think I’d probably take this over birthday cake as well!

  6. Ah, happy birthday to your sweet son!! Love the pie! I would take a slice of this pie over cake any day!

    • Thanks Jessica – he was so happy that it was a Reese’s pie….he even managed to pull himself away from his new Lego to have a piece!

  7. The sugar rush went straight to my head ;) Looks delish!

  8. a big happy birthday is in order!! I love peanut butter pie in any which way and the fact that you topped this with peanut butter cups makes me over the moon excited. I want a huge slice of this for dinner, please! Did I mention I love peanut butter pie?! ;)

    • Thanks Sally! I think this will be our new favorite pie in our house. Now that I’ve made it once, next time I’ll tweak it to our exact liking :)

  9. I wanted to stop by to send a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY from California to your son! :) He’s lucky to have such a fabulous Mama to make him this, it looks awesome Liz! You seriously had me at Reese’s lol! Hope you and your fam had a great little day! :)

  10. What a “sweet” way to celebrate his birthday ;) I know I’d be excited to get one of these on my birthday!

    • Me too Jess! I always just remember getting a boxed chocolate cake on my birthday when I was young! I would have loved to have this pie though. My husband and kids did whip me up a Nutella and KitKat cake for my birthday last year so I guess I’m pretty lucky! :)

  11. Awww Happy Birthday to Isaac! I also am not a huge cake fan and LOVE Reese’s! This pie looks phenomenal!

  12. I think I may have just died and gone to heaven.

  13. OMG what have you done!!!! This is insane. I’m going to be dreaming about this for awhile….

  14. Nothing says “happy birthday!” like an epic peanut butter pie! Love the topping of chocolate + pb cups.

  15. Oh my. I’m speechless. Beautiful!

  16. Duuuuuuude. What doth mine eyes see but a PIE covered in Reese’s?! Holy amazeballs, I need to dunk my face in this but I’m pretty sure your birthday boy wouldn’t be too thrilled with my face covered in peanut butter pie. However, I still want to do it. OMG Liz, amazing!!

    • Thanks Hayley! I don’t think my son would mind it if you stuck your face in the pie…as long as he could try it too! When we took him out for his birthday dinner the restaurant has a tradition of putting a whip cream pie in your face. Well, he was so excited he asked if he could smoosh the pie in his face himself! He loved it :)

  17. Hope your son loved it!

  18. I know I already commented on G+ but seriously, I N.E.E.D this. It’s the second time I’ve gone into a dessert related trance at the screen and am coming close to rubbing the screen too.

    I love Reese’s PB cups so much. I’m so happy we can get them over this side of the pond now. *happy dance*

    • LOL, you’re too funny Lisa! I’m glad you can get PB cups where you are. What about Biscoff? I can’t get it here in Canada but I’m going to the US next week so I’m stocking up. I have a friend who’s from England and he always talks about Treacle pudding. Have you made that before?

      • No Biscoff here but I can get the biscuits (cookies) used to make them (Lotus caramelised) so stay tuned for a copycat Biscoff recipe. :)

        And Treacle pudding is awesome in its own right but since Treacle is an acquired taste (Treacle is very similar to the liquid black molasses you can get over there) not everyone likes it. I can get a recipe up on the blog if you like?

        • That would be great Lisa! If you don’t want to put it on your blog you can just send me the recipe. I think I saw Treacle here in one of the stores. :)

  19. Peanut Butter and chocolate, what more is there? Pinning!

  20. Hi Liz!
    Just stopping by to let you know that I will be sharing this on my Favorite Finds post tonight! Hope you’re having a great weekend. :)

    Julie

  21. Oh my goodness, this is heaven in a pie pan! Thank you so much for sharing this at Wonderful Food Wednesday! Pinned! :)

  22. This looks amazing! I would love for you to join the Pinworthy Projects link party! http://www.atkinsondrive.com/pinworthy-projects-link-party-week-9/

  23. This is going on my Peanut Butter and Chocolate pin board. Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  24. Michelle says:

    Oh my, I can just taste the calories! This looks so delish! Have pinned it to make when I’m not on a diet!!

    Thanks for sharing this at Cook, Craft, Create at The Purple Pumpkin Blog. Hope to see you again soon!

    Michelle xx

  25. Wow… My family and I love peanut better pie, but you took it over the top by adding a chocolate ganache and chopped peanut butter cups! Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by today to share more of your awesome creations!

    http://angelshomestead.com/

    April

  26. This looks delicious! There are few things in this world better than chocolate and peanut butter :)

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