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Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie is a from scratch pudding pie that has a decadent peanut butter flavor and smooth, creamy texture.  You may never buy a boxed pudding mix again after making this easy pudding filling. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie, Peanut Butter Cream Pie, Peanut Butter Pie, Peanut Butter Pie From Scratch
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 deep dish pie crust, pre baked
  • Whipped Cream or Cool Whip, optional


  • In a medium sized saucepan; add milk and egg yolks, beat together with whisk. Turn heat to low.
  • In a small bowl, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt; add to the milk mixture.
  • Turn up the heat to medium, and constantly stir until the mixture comes to a low boil and thickens to a pudding consistency.
  • Remove from heat; pour into a bowl, and cover with wax paper pressed up against the pudding so that a skin doesn't form.
  • Cool in the refrigerator for several hours or until the pudding is no longer warm.
  • NOTE: This is a good time to pre-bake your crust so it's cooled and ready to go!
  • Once chilled, whip the pudding with a mixer until creamy; add peanut butter and vanilla, and beat until smooth.
  • Pour into a deep dish pie crust that has been pre-baked according to package instructions and cooled.
  • If desired, top with homemade whipped cream or Cool Whip.


  • This pie is an old fashioned peanut butter cream pie.  It consists of making a homemade pudding on the stove. Once you've made homemade pudding, there's no going back to the boxed kind.
  • You can omit the pie crust and eat this as peanut butter pudding from scratch.
  • Whipped cream or Cool Whip is optional.  Try sprinkling the top with chopped peanuts or peanut butter chips for some extra pizzazz.
  • Homemade puddings tend to form a skin. During the cooling stage, take a piece of waxed paper, and press it right up to the pudding to prevent this from happening to this peanut butter pie from scratch.
  • Be sure to refrigerate this peanut butter cream pie from scratch. 
  • Love peanut butter? Try our Scotcheroos , Salted Peanut Squares, and Sea Salted Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chunks.


Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1mg