Low Carb Peanut Butter Pie

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I made this pie for my husband’s birthday. Since it was a special occasion, I was really stressed about it turning out well. Luckily, it totally exceeded my expectations. It disappeared so quickly that I immediately made another just to be sure I wasn’t dreaming. It’s still delicious. You really should try this!




Chocolate Crust:

½ cup almond flour

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

¼ tsp xanthan gum

2 TB granular erythritol

½ stick butter

1 TB water

Peanut Butter Filling:

8 ounces softened cream cheese

1 cup no sugar added peanut butter

12 drops EZ Sweetz (1/2 cup equivalent)

1/3 cup sugar-free peanut butter syrup (I used Da Vinci)*

2/3 cup powdered erythritol

½ cup heavy whipping cream

¼ cup sugar-free chocolate chips (optional)

Crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray. Combine almond flour, protein powder, xanthan gum, and erythritol in a food processor. Add butter and pulse until butter is crumbled. Add water and pulse just until the crumbled texture goes away and the mixture turns to dough. Spread mixture evenly into pie plate and bake for 10 minutes. Allow to cool.

Filling: In a large mixing bowl combine cream cheese, peanut butter, EZ Sweetz, peanut butter syrup, and erythritol. Blend until smooth and creamy. Set mixture aside. In a separate bowl, whip the cream until light and fluffy. Gently fold whipping cream into peanut butter mixture. Add filling to cooled pie crust and chill in refrigerator overnight. Garnish with sugar-free chocolate chips.

53 NET carbs in the whole pie. So, if you cut your pie into 12 slices like you’re supposed to, it’s about 4.5 net carbs per slice. However, my family cuts a pie in 8 slices, which would mean just under 7 net carbs per slice.

*If you don’t have peanut butter syrup, I think vanilla might work too. If I tried this with vanilla, I would probably put some chopped peanuts on top to add more peanut flavor.


3 thoughts on “Low Carb Peanut Butter Pie”

  1. Beware of the Total Carb count on this dessert. After making the Hershey Pie, believing it to be a low carb dessert, until I re-figured it on Sparkpeople.com and learned it was high in carbs, I decided to calculate the total carb count on this pie before made it. Again, it was reported to be 4.5 net carbs for 1/12 of a pie. When I calculated it on Sparkpeople.com ‘without the chocolate chips added’ I learned the actual “total” carbs for 1/12 of a pie is actually 17.5 g Per slice. The following is the nutritional printout :

    Low Carb Peanut Butter Pie

      12 Servings

    Amount Per Serving

      Calories 304.8

      Total Fat 27.7 g

         Saturated Fat 11.0 g

         Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g

         Monounsaturated Fat 2.0 g

      Cholesterol 50.8 mg

      Sodium 209.3 mg

      Potassium 27.8 mg

      Total Carbohydrate 17.5 g       (was reported on website as 4.5 net carbs per 1/12th piece)

         Dietary Fiber 1.2 g

         Sugars 2.3 g

      Protein 10.5 g

      Vitamin A 9.0 %

      Vitamin B-12 0.1 %

      Vitamin B-6 0.0 %

      Vitamin C 0.0 %

      Vitamin D 0.7 %

      Vitamin E 0.4 %

    I’m still looking for a low carb dessert. If I e made a mistake please let me know. My husband and I were really looking forward to this pie.

    1. I calculate NET carbs in all of my recipes. Plus, I do not count the carbs in erythritol. This is a common practice in low carb blogs and recipes. This is due to the glycemic index of this ingredient. If you put erythritol in spark recipes, it says a cup has something like 192 grams of carbs. If you personally count the carbs in erythritol, then you’ll probably have to look for a dessert sweetened with only stevia. I think those are rare though.

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