Wednesday, September 1, 2010

peanut butter tart

A few days ago I was browsing the blogs and ran across an amazingly simple and delicious looking peanut butter tart on Joy the Baker's blog.  I knew immediately that I would be making it for my first Bible study meeting with my new group!
Seriously, it only takes a few minutes to whip up--and no baking at all!  Gotta love that on a hot summer day!  I made this one in my rectangle tart pan and had nice square slices for everyone. 

The girls loved it!  Everyone gobbled up a good-sized piece, and then Butch enjoyed licking up the crumbs :)  (she also loved licking the bowls while I was making it)

Thanks to Joy for inspiring me to make this super easy delicious tart!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Tart
adapted from Martha Stewart
makes one 9-inch round tart
Print this Recipe!
For the Crust:
12 double graham crackers (the kind that measure about 5 x 2 1/2-inches)
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
pinch of salt
For the Filling:
1 3/4 cups heavy cream, divided
1 cup natural peanut butter
3/4  (6 ounces) cup cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
Crust the graham crackers in a food processor, in a plastic back with a rolling pin or with your hands in a bowl.  Make sure they are very well crumbled with no large chunks remaining.  Add the melted butter and stir thoroughly, making sure all of the crumbs receive some butter love.  Pour the graham cracker and butter mixture into a 9-inch tart shell with a removable bottom.  Press the mixture along the sides of the tart pan and along the bottom until evenly coated.  Carefully place the tart pan in the freezer while you prepare the filling.
To make the filling combine the peanut butter, softened cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in the bowl of an electric mixer fit with a paddle attachment.  You can also use the food processor if you’d like.
Blend the three ingredients until thoroughly incorporated, but don’t over blend or some liquids will separate.
In a separate bowl, whip 3/4 cup of heavy cream to soft peaks.  Add the whipped cream to the peanut butter mixture and fold together until well incorporated.
Remove the tart pan from the freezer and spoon in the peanut butter filling.  Spread evenly.
Whip up the remaining cup of heavy cream to stiff peaks and add to the top of the peanut butter filling.  Refrigerate for at least two hours, or overnight.  Top with salted mixed nuts and serve in giant slices.  Seriously.


  1. oh um... if you have extra I wouldn't mind tasting it this weekend... just sayin

  2. Looks delicious. I love all things peanut butter. Isn't Joy's blog the best?

  3. Umm do you add sugar to the whipped cream on top or leave it plain? I haven't made whipped cream very often!

  4. Mmm I saw this on Joy's blog too and really wanted to try it. Now that I know it's a real winner (like anything she makes isn't?) I'm totally trying it!

  5. Sounds delicious and easy to make to serve with a cup of tea.