This low-carb Peanut Butter Cup Pie recipe is incredibly delicious and very popular in our home. I bet you and your family will love it, too! (If peanut butter isn’t your thing, check out my other dessert recipes for inspiration!)
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Luke and I have been trying to keep our carbs low and increase our fats. While most of the time that’s no big deal because we find that we just don’t get hungry very often, every once in a while it’s nice to have a treat. It’s nice to have a little something out of the ordinary.
Enter: the Peanut Butter Cup Pie.
It’s nice not to feel restricted. I like to focus on the foods I can have and not what I can’t have. It makes life so much more happy that way!
With a low carb, high fat diet you can have delicious rich foods like cream cheese, bacon, coconut flour, and juicy well-marbled steaks. And Peanut Butter Cup Pie. Yum.
And like all of those delicious foods mentioned, this peanut butter cup pie, in moderation of course, is a fantastic treat on your low-carb, high-fat diet.
Want more ideas for grain-free recipes? Check out my Grain-Free Goodies ebook for some delicious recipes.
Important Note on Sweeteners in this Peanut Butter Cup Pie Recipe
I used Truvia Spoonable in this recipe. Note, I did not use the baking blend. The baking blend has some sugar in it, whereas Truvia Spoonable is just erythritol and stevia.
Erythritol is a sugar alcohol that’s similar to xylitol (you can read more about it here), but it tends to have less glycemic impact on people (ie. doesn’t raise your blood sugar much or at all). Most people are familiar that stevia is derived from the leaf of the stevia plant (read more about stevia here).
If you’d rather save a few bucks and make your own Truvia-like sweetener, you can do that easily. In general, I’d use the following ratio to make a Truvia-like sweetener:
If you’re not too concerned with keeping the sugar out of this peanut butter cup pie recipe, you can easily sub the sweeteners out for sugar. I’ve indicated how much to use in the recipe.
Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cup Pie (gluten-free)
- 1.5 pounds cream cheese softened to room temperature
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup natural no-sugar-added peanut butter or another nut butter
- 2/3 cup Truvia or 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 6 tablespoons cocoa powder sifted
- 3 tablespoons Truvia or 5 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Pour coconut oil onto dry ingredients and mix well.
- Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9" pie plate.
- Bake crust for 10-12 minutes.
- Let crust cool to room temperature.
- Beat cream cheese, sugar, and peanut butter together until smooth.
- Add heavy whipping cream and beat on high for several minutes, until filling thickens.
- Spread filling onto crust that's cooled to room temperature.
- Place in the refrigerator.
- Heat cream in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat. Stir frequently. Heat the cream until it begins to simmer, but remove from heat right before boiling.
- Add cocoa and sugar and whisk until smooth. Stir in vanilla.
- Let cool until about room temperature.
- Top your peanut butter pie and place back in refrigerator for at least 2 more hours, or until ready to eat.
While I made this pie for my husband and me, I soon found it didn’t last long. Four boys helped us with it, and it was gone much too quickly. You might have to hide this from the little people in your house if you want to keep it around for a few days!
More Delicious and Healthy Dessert Recipes:
- Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free Brownies Recipe
- Grain-Free Almond Walnut Apple Crisp
- Sugar-Free Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream Recipe
- Honey-Sweetened and Grain-Free Strawberry Shortcake
- Grain-Free Strawberry Banana Donuts with Honey Cream Cheese Frosting
If you’re eating low-carb, high-fat tell me in the comments one food (or recipe) you greatly enjoy on this way of eating? Let’s focus on what we can have!