Recipe courtesy of Zac Young

No-Bake Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 45 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 8 to 10 servings
The classic flavors of peanut butter and jelly are brought together in this no-bake pie with a sweet chocolate crust and a quick homemade raspberry jam. Be sure to use a deep-dish pie plate to show off all three layers of deliciousness.


Raspberry Jam:




Special equipment:
a 9-inch deep dish pie plate
  1. Make the raspberry jam: Heat the raspberries in a small saucepan over medium heat, gently mashing with a rubber spatula until the juices have released and are starting to boil, about 3 minutes. Stir in the sugar and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches 220 degrees F on a candy or deep-fry thermometer, about 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and freeze until ready to use.
  2. Make the crust: Pulse the chocolate sandwich cookies in a food processor until fine crumbs form. Pour in the butter and pulse until the cookie crumbs look like wet sand and the mixture holds together when pinched.
  3. Firmly press the crumb mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch deep dish pie plate (see Cook's Note). Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Make the filling: Add the peanut butter, cream cheese, heavy cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract to a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until smooth and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Spoon half of the mixture into the crust and smooth with an offset spatula.
  5. Spread all but 2/3 cup of the raspberry jam on top, then top with the remaining peanut butter filling and smooth with an offset spatula. Dollop the remaining 2/3 cup jam randomly on top of the pie. Scatter more raspberries over the top, then dust with more confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate until the filling is firm and the jam is set, at least 4 hours and up to overnight.

Cook’s Note

A 9-inch deep dish pie plate is necessary for this recipe, as a standard 9-inch pie plate won't be deep enough to hold (and show off) all three layers of filling.