Desserts

Peanut Pie

Peanut Pie is a delicious southern dessert sometimes called, “The poor man’s pecan pie”. It has a sweet filling topped with toasted peanuts.

Peanut Pie - A delicious southern dessert sometimes called, "The poor man's pecan pie". It has a sweet filling topped with toasted peanuts.

Peanut Pie

If you like Butter Tarts or Pecan Pie, you are in for a real treat with this luscious Peanut Pie recipe!

I’m a huge fan of both desserts. I’m talking like I’ll eat it all if there is any in the house. I wish I was kidding. When I saw this recipe for Peanut Pie in my grandma’s vintage cookbook, I knew that I had to make it.

I’m so glad I did. It’s to die for.

Peanut Pie - A delicious southern dessert sometimes called, "The poor man's pecan pie". It has a sweet filling topped with toasted peanuts.

The topping is a crunchy layer of toasted peanuts. The filling? OMG. It’s the best part. It’s rich, sweet, caramel-y and tastes similar to a Butter Tart. I used a frozen pie shell because I was being lazy. You could totally make your own pie crust though. It would probably be even better if you did!

I love that this Peanut Pie recipe can be ready in just 40 minutes. It’s a great dessert to keep in your recipe box if company pops over unexpectedly.

Peanut Pie - A delicious southern dessert sometimes called, "The poor man's pecan pie". It has a sweet filling topped with toasted peanuts.

Peanut Pie Ingredients

All you’ll need for ingredients is a few pantry staples…and of course, peanuts. I usually have a big bag of peanuts here anyways and munch on a few throughout the day for a quick snack.

You’ll need:

  • Frozen pie shell (unbaked)
  • Golden corn syrup
  • Eggs
  • Flour 
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Whole peanuts

Alternatively, you could use chopped peanuts versus whole if you prefer a smaller bite. I like the look of the whole peanuts though.

Learn more about how to toast peanuts. It’s super easy.

Peanut Pie - A delicious southern dessert sometimes called, "The poor man's pecan pie". It has a sweet filling topped with toasted peanuts.

How to Make Peanut Pie

Start by adding the corn syrup, eggs, butter, flour and salt to a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until everything is smooth and combined.

Spread the peanuts on the bottom of a pie shell. Pour the mixture from the bowl on top.

Bake for 30 minutes at 375F or until filling is firm and set.

Let cool before cutting into slices. Serve with whipped cream if you like!

Peanut Pie - A delicious southern dessert sometimes called, "The poor man's pecan pie". It has a sweet filling topped with toasted peanuts.

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Can You Freeze Peanut Pie

Yes, you can freeze Peanut Pie. Wrap it tightly in a freezer bag and store in your freezer for up to 2 months. I bake it first and then freeze.

What to Serve with Peanut Pie

The first topping that comes to my mind is whipped cream. I could eat that stuff right out of the can.

Peanut Pie would also pair nicely with Vanilla Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce or Chocolate Sauce.

More Vintage Pie Recipes

Love vintage pies? I sure do. 

Have you tried Peanut Pie before? 

Peanut Pie - A delicious southern dessert sometimes called, "The poor man's pecan pie". It has a sweet filling topped with toasted peanuts.

Peanut Pie

Peanut Pie

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A delicious southern dessert sometimes called, "The poor man's pecan pie". It has a sweet filling topped with toasted peanuts.

Ingredients

  • 1 9-inch frozen unbaked pie shell
  • 1 cup golden corn syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole peanuts, toasted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Add corn syrup, eggs, flour, butter and salt to a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined and smooth.
  3. Spread peanuts in the bottom of the pie shell. Pour mixture from the bowl on top.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until filling is firm and set.
  5. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 348 Total Fat: 16g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 77mg Sodium: 255mg Carbohydrates: 48g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 36g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 8g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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