Peanut Butter Pie {for Mikey}

peanut butter pie

This past Sunday a fellow food blogger, Jennie Perillo, host of In Jennie’s Kitchen, lost her husband to a massive heart attack. It was sudden… without a warning.

My heart aches for her and her girls, and words cannot express how sorry I am for their loss. They have been in my prayers every day since the tragedy.

Despite the fact that I, and many others, don’t know her personally, all we wanted to do was help her in any way possible.

But she had only one simple request; make a Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey and share it with your loved ones. She reminded us that tomorrow’s not a guarantee – seize the moment, and don’t wait to say I Love You.

Jennie, may your strength prevail to help you through this difficult time, and may there be comfort in knowing that someone so special was and will always be a part of you. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.

peanut butter pie

Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey

You will need:

  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8-ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker crusts


  • In the bowl of your electric mixer cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar.
  • Set the mixer to low and add in the peanut butter and milk; mix well.
  • Fold in the whipped topping.
  • Spoon into two 9-inch graham cracker pie shells; cover and freeze until firm, about 3 hours.

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  1. says

    This has been such a tragedy and my heart aches for Jennie! I only knew her through Twitter and her blog, but felt a kinship…hers is one of my very favorite blogs.

    I finally bought the ingredients tonight for a peanut butter butterfinger pie that I will make for my hubby tomorrow. I’m a bit late as my brother was in town visiting last week….I just took the time to really enjoy his visit and my family.

    It’s just so, so sad & my heart and prayers are with her and her girls!

  2. says

    Kate, this was a beautiful tribute, I can only hope that Jennie feels all the love and the sweetness of the peanut butter pies that she and Mikey have inspired.

  3. says

    Good can come out of the worse situations. Jennie now has the most touching amount of support from a community who truly cares about one another and may help her though this horrible time. We know Mikey had good taste to in his sweets :-)

  4. says

    It’s a hard breaking story kate
    this early month a friend of mine lost his son while he gave birth & she almost lost her life too, sad… but now she getting stronger & can smile again with God strength
    May God confort jennie & her fam
    what I can said is… this is a lovely pai & a lovely person who make this – you
    kind tribute Kate
    Tq for sharing the recipe & story with us :)
    & congratz for the top 9 on foodbuzz dear 😉

  5. says

    heartfelt condolence to Jennie and her family. Mikey was a really nice guy. Making the pie is a beautiful way to pay tribute to him. R.I.P Mikey. Lovely photos.

  6. says

    Such an amazing gesture from you Kate, and heart warming. I had clicked on Jen’s blog and read, then cried. Just another reason to “live in the moment and enjoy every bit of it.” Don’t look behind, don’t look forward, just BE.

  7. says

    This is a lovely post for Jennie and her girls. I’m loving these posts… reading how everyone puts their own thoughts into it, their own love. It’s truly remarkable how the food community comes out and really comes together in such a time!

  8. says

    What a tragedy. It really does make you realise how much we should savour the here-and-now, live in the present and appreciate all we have, particularly the sweet things in life like your beautiful peanut butter pie.

  9. says

    This is beautiful Kate. I cannot stop thinking about this. We lost our brother in law Mike last year the same way. I feel so much empathy for Jennie right now. The foodie community sure made a huge show of support. So proud to be part of such an incredible community.

  10. says

    I love seeing all of these peanut butter pies. It’s such a tragedy and I’ve definitely come to tears reading Jenni’s blog the past couple of days. But it’s heartwarming to know that the blogger community is here for it’s members, it truly is amazing.

  11. says

    I must admit I had never heard of Peanut Butter Cream Pie till this week and now I must have read a hundred recipes for it. Such lovely photos for such a sad story.


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