Bayou Bliss: Acadian Cajun Peanut Butter Pie – A Symphony of Louisiana Sweetness.  Oui! Chef  January 2024

Louisiana, the heartland of Cajun and Creole cuisine, has an enchanting way of infusing flavor into every dish, even when it comes to desserts. In the world of sweets, there’s a delightful connection that emerges—a unique Louisiana twist on the classic peanut butter pie. The rhythmic blend of Acadian influence and Cajun flair gives birth to a masterpiece that dances on your taste buds.

Our journey begins with a foundation as sturdy as the roots that run deep in the Bayou soil—a graham cracker crust that encapsulates the essence of simplicity and tradition. Crushed graham crackers, sweetened with brown sugar and bound together by the warmth of melted butter, create a crust that mirrors the comforting embrace of Southern hospitality. Chilled to perfection, it sets the stage for what follows.

The heart and soul of this Louisiana-inspired delight lie in the velvety embrace of the peanut butter pie filling. Two cups of smooth peanut butter and a cream cheese duet set the stage for a symphony of flavors. As they waltz in a stand mixer, a gentle snowfall of icing sugar descends, sweetening the melody. The sultry notes of vanilla extract join the dance, weaving a fragrant tale that captures the spirit of the Louisiana kitchen.

But it doesn’t stop there. The crescendo builds as 35% heavy cream, whipped to perfection with a touch of icing sugar, elegantly folds into the peanut butter symphony. The result? A harmonious mixture that cascades into the chilled graham cracker embrace, creating a canvas for the culinary masterpiece.

And what’s a Louisiana-inspired creation without a final touch that pays homage to its vibrant culture? Dark and white chocolate intertwine in a sensuous dance, drizzling over the pie like the mystic Mississippi River winding its way through the bayous. Chopped Turtle chocolates or a sprinkle of chopped peanuts add a touch of indulgence, completing the visual and gastronomic symphony.

This Acadian Cajun Peanut Butter Pie is more than just a dessert; it’s a love letter to the rich tapestry of flavors that define Louisiana cuisine. So, let the bayou breeze guide you through this culinary adventure, where every bite tells a story of tradition, warmth, and a dash of Southern magic.

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Acadian Cajun Peanut Butter Pie

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 8


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Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 sleeve of graham crackers
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted
  1. Place graham crackers into a food processor and pulse to make crumbs, add brown sugar and melted butter and pulse until all the ingredients come together.
  2. Press into a glass pie plate. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

 Pie Filling

  • 2 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 8 oz. package of cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar, divided
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups 35 % heavy cream, whipped with 1/2 cup icing sugar
  1. Place the peanut butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until smooth, slowly add 1 cup of the icing sugar until incorporated, add the vanilla to the peanut butter mixture and mix until smooth.
  2. Gently fold in the whipped cream.
  3. Pour mixture into the prepared crust. Place back in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

To Garnish your Pie

Melt 2 oz. of dark chocolate and 2 oz. of white chocolate and drizzle over the pie and sprinkle with chopped Turtle chocolates.


Drizzle with chocolate sauce and add chopped peanuts.

  • Category: baking, desserts, recipes