Peanut Butter Pie Dairy-Free

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Indulge in the irresistible taste of a dairy and gluten-free peanut butter pie. This luscious dessert recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your dietary restrictions. Discover the perfect blend of graham cracker crust paired with the velvety peanut butter filling that’s luscious and rich. It will keep you satisfied with every bite.

a slice of gluten and dairy free peanut butter pie on a plate with fork cutting through and paired with a glass of milk

What Makes This Recipe Great?

Are you on a dairy-free or gluten-free diet but still crave a delectable dessert? Look no further! This Dairy and Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Pie is here to save the day. With this guilt-free recipe, you can enjoy a creamy and satisfying pie without compromising your dietary preferences. This pie requires minimal and healthy ingredients and is super easy to make. Whether you’re following a dairy-free or gluten-free lifestyle, have specific allergies, or just want a delicious dessert, this recipe will satisfy your cravings. Treat yourself!

A overhead shot of the full peanut butter pie with drizzled peanut butter, chocolate and peanuts

Ingredient Notes

ingredient photo for the peanut butter pie
  • Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Crumbs: buy either store bought or make my homemade version located in the recipe card. I used (1)7.5 box I used Pamela’s Gluten-Free. If you use Schar you will need to use 1 ⅓ boxes because it comes in 5.6 oz boxes
  • Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Alternative: Look for a dairy-free cream cheese alternative that is specifically labeled as such. My favorite brand I always use is Kite Hill. It always gives the best results.
  • Dairy and Gluten-Free Peanut Butter: Choose a smooth peanut butter that is specifically labeled as both dairy and gluten-free. Regular peanut butter often contains added ingredients like hydrogenated oils or stabilizers, which may contain gluten or dairy.
  • Dairy-Free Whipped Topping or Coconut Whipped Cream: My favorite brand to use is So Delicious. Do make sure to completely thaw before using.
  • Crushed Peanuts: Used for garnish. I love the crunch these give to the top of the pie.
  • Dairy-Free Chocolate Shavings: Hu Kitchen and Enjoy Life are my favorite dairy free chocolate.
  • Coconut Sugar or Granulated Monk Fruit Sweetener: If you are looking to cut the sugars, use Granulated Monk Fruit, if you are not concerned on the sugar count, feel free to use coconut sugar or sugar of choice.
  • Swerve Powdered Sugar OR Regular Powdered Sugar: If you are looking to cut the sugars, use Swerve Powdered Sugar, if you are not concerned on the sugar count, feel free to use the real thing.
  • Butter: Make sure to buy dairy free or plant based.
  • Vanilla Extract

Step-by-Step Instructions

step by step photo of the peanut butter pie
  1. In a mixing bowl or food processor combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and granulated sugar. Stir or pulse until the crumbs are evenly coated with the butter and sugar are completely combined. 
  2. Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish, forming an even crust. Use the back of a spoon or a flat-bottomed glass to press it firmly.
  3. Place the crust in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow it to set. OR I like to bake mine in a 350F oven for 8 minutes unfilled. Baking makes it more stable and less fragile. 
  4. In another mixing bowl, combine the creamy peanut butter, dairy-free cream cheese (or regular cream cheese), powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix well until smooth and creamy.
  5. Fold in the dairy-free whipped topping (or regular whipped topping) into the peanut butter mixture until fully incorporated. Be gentle to maintain the fluffiness of the filling.
  6. Pour the peanut butter filling into the chilled graham cracker crust, spreading it out evenly. Place the pie in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 4 hours, or until it is firm. 
  7. Before serving, you can optionally garnish the pie with melted chocolate and peanut butter drizzle, crushed peanuts, and crushed dairy free chocolate. Enjoy!
a slice of gluten and dairy free peanut butter pie on a plate and paired with a glass of milk

Mac’s Pro Tip

Let the Pie Set Properly

To achieve the best results, refrigerate the peanut butter pie for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow it to set properly. This will ensure a firm and sliceable pie that holds its shape when serving.

Adjust Sweetness to Taste

Different brands of dairy-free and gluten-free peanut butter can vary in sweetness. Taste the peanut butter filling mixture before adding the sweetener and adjust the amount of maple syrup or agave nectar accordingly. Add more sweetener if desired, or reduce it if the peanut butter is already sweet enough.

Garnish with Care

When garnishing the pie with toppings such as dairy-free whipped cream, crushed peanuts, or chocolate shavings, add them just before serving to maintain freshness and prevent them from sinking into the filling. This will enhance the visual appeal and provide additional flavors and textures.

Serving

Dairy and gluten-free peanut butter pie is best served chilled. The cool temperature enhances the creaminess and allows the flavors to meld together. Keep the pie refrigerated until ready to serve and store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

A close up photos of the full peanut butter pie uncut.

Peanut Butter Pie FAQs

Can I sub regular cream cheese and whipped topping if I am not dairy free?

For sure! It will be a 1:1 swap with real dairy products

What can I use as a substitute for graham cracker crumbs in the crust?

There are various gluten-free alternatives you can use for the crust, such as gluten-free graham crackers or cookies, crushed gluten-free pretzels, or a mixture of ground nuts and gluten-free oats. You can experiment with different options to find the texture and flavor you prefer.

Can I make the pie ahead of time and refrigerate it?

Absolutely! In fact, it is recommended to refrigerate the pie for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow it to set properly. Making the pie ahead of time allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in a more delicious and cohesive dessert.

Can I freeze dairy and gluten-free peanut butter pie?

Yes, you can freeze dairy and gluten-free peanut butter pie. It is recommended to wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn. Thaw the pie in the refrigerator before serving.

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Peanut Butter Pie (Dairy & Gluten Free)

Indulge in the irresistible taste of a dairy and gluten-free peanut butter pie. This luscious dessert recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your dietary restrictions. Discover the perfect blend of graham cracker crust paired with the velvety peanut butter filling that's luscious and rich. It will keep you satisfied with every bite.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients  

Peanut Butter Filling

  • 1 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 8 oz dairy-free cream cheese, softened I used Kite Hill
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp powdered sugar or powdered Swerve
  • 8 oz container dairy free whipped topping, thawed I used So Delicious
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 ¾  cups gluten-free graham cracker crumbs  I used Pamela’s Gluten Free
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar or granulated Monk Fruit
  • 5 tbsp dairy-free or vegan butter melted
  • pinch of salt

Instructions 

Crust

  • In a mixing bowl or food processor combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, salt and granulated sugar. Stir or pulse until the crumbs are evenly coated with the butter and sugar are completely combined. 
  • Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish, forming an even crust. Use the back of a spoon or a flat-bottomed glass to press it firmly. Place the crust in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow it to set OR bake in a 350F oven for 8 minutes unfilled. Baking makes it more stable and less fragile.

Peanut Butter Filling

  • In another mixing bowl, combine the creamy peanut butter, dairy-free cream cheese (or regular cream cheese), powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix well until smooth and creamy. Fold in the dairy-free whipped topping (or regular whipped topping) into the peanut butter mixture until fully incorporated. Be gentle to maintain the fluffiness of the filling.
  • Pour the peanut butter filling into the chilled graham cracker crust, spreading it out evenly. Place the pie in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 4 hours, or until it is firm.
  • Optional: Before serving, garnish the pie with melted chocolate and melted peanut butter drizzle, crushed peanuts, and crushed dairy free chocolate.

Notes

Substitutes: If you are not dairy-free, you can sub 1:1 full dairy whipped topping, butter and cream cheese. 
Making Ahead Of Time: Feel free to make this pie ahead of time and refrigerate it. Absolutely! I recommend to refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow it to set properly. Making the pie ahead of time allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in a more delicious and cohesive dessert.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

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