For this over-the-top Thanksgiving dessert, I took my all-time favorite pie recipe and gave it an update. This Peanut Butter Pie with Brownie Crust is even better than the original! It’s sure to be a hit at your holiday dinner.
Last year I had a lot of fun participating in Blogsgiving Dinner with Meghan from Cake ‘n Knife and Susannah from Feast + West. This year we are back again, and there are more than 60 blogs sharing recipes this week!
Blogsgiving Dinner is a virtual gathering to celebrate Thanksgiving, based on an old-fashioned potluck dinner party. Each blogger is bringing one or more dishes to the party, so be sure to stop by each one and get some ideas for your own Thanksgiving meal. We’ll be posting to social media with the hashtag #blogsgivingdinner, but you can see all the whole menu in Part 1 and Part 2 of the recipe round-up.
Like I mentioned before, peanut butter pie is my all-time favorite. However, I always thought the crust was lacking something. A regular pie crust was just too boring!
So I decided to take it to the next level and try making a brownie crust. Game changer! A little chocolate made a big difference.
This pie was just so photogenic! I couldn’t stop snapping photos of it. Be sure to take some pictures of yours, too! You can upload it to Instagram and tag @asavoryfeast so I can see your creation!
Don’t you love my personalized pie pan? Personal Creations sent it to me to test out and tell ya’ll about! I think it’s super cute and it worked great for making this pie. It makes a great holiday gift!
- 1 (18 oz) brownie mix
- Egg, water and oil as called for on the brownie box
- 1 (3 oz) packet of instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 (8 oz container of cool whip, thawed)
- Shavings from a bar of dark chocolate
- Mix the brownie batter according to the directions on the box, using the egg, water and oil the box calls for.
- Spray a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray and pour the brownie batter in, spreading evenly.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until done. Set aside to cool for 20 minutes
- Use your fingers to press the brownie up the sides of the pie pan to form a crust.
- Set aside until completely cooled.
- Prepare the pudding according to the directions. Let thicken for a few minutes and then pour into the brownie pie crust, spreading evenly.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and powdered sugar and use an electric mixer to mix until crumbles form. Don't over mix.
- Sprinkle half of the peanut butter crumbles over the pudding layer.
- Spread the cool whip over the peanut butter crumbles layer.
- Sprinkle with the remaining peanut butter crumbles and the dark chocolate shavings.
- Let the pie cool in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before cutting into it.
Have you tried making a pie with brownie crust before?