Reese’s Cheesecake Pie

filed under: Cakes · Cheesecakes · Dessert on April 28, 2020

Reese’s Cheesecake Pie takes one of my favorite candy treats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and one of my favorite cakes, a cheesecake, and combines the two for this decadent dessert. If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups as much as I do, try my Brownie Peanut Butter Dessert.

Reese’s Cheesecake Pie

Reese’s Cheesecake Pie has a silky cream cheese filling with bits of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups mixed in, all on top of a buttery graham cracker crust. It’s so easy to make, yet so rich and delicious, this will be your go-to dessert that both kids and adults will love!

Slice of Reese's Cheesecake Recipe with Piece missing and Fork Resting on Plate

Reese’s Cheesecake Pie Recipe

There are no fancy ingredients needed for this recipe, and it doesn’t require many of them. But, the end result will taste like it took a lot of time and effort!

Ingredients (full recipe below)

  • Cream cheese
  • Granulated sugar
  • Eggs
  • Miniature Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Graham cracker pie crust
  • Butter

Overhead Image of Reese's Cheesecake with Peanut Butter Cup Pieces Scattered Around

How to Make Reese’s Cheesecake Pie

Reese’s Cheesecake Pie is so easy to whip up and have on hand whenever you need a dessert! So, prepare your 6-inch spring-form pan by lining it with parchment paper or spraying it with a non-stick spray. Next, in the bowl of your stand mixer, place the room temperature cream cheese. Mix on medium-low for about 30 seconds. Add the sugar and eggs, beating until smooth and creamy. Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Set that aside as you prepare the crust.

Piping Whipped Cream onto Reese's Cheesecake with 1M Tip

Reese’s Cheesecake Pie Crust

An easy cheesecake crust recipe can be made from graham crackers, any cookies, animal crackers, etc. There are cheesecakes with brownie crusts and cookie crusts too, but we’re going to stick to the basic cheesecake crust recipe using graham crackers. You can buy graham cracker crusts (like I did for this recipe), buy graham cracker crumbs, or simply smash a bunch of graham crackers to make the crust.

To make the crust, combine the graham crackers and the butter in a small bowl. Use a fork to mix the two ingredients, making sure that every single graham cracker crumb is coated in butter. The butter binds everything together so bits of crust don’t pop up in the cheesecake.

Close up of the Inside of a Reese's Cheesecake on a Platter

Baking Reese’s Cheesecake Pie

Once the cheesecake filling is mixed and the crust is ready to go, it’s time to get it baked.

  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Press the graham cracker mixture into the springform pan, including up the sides.
  • Pour the cheesecake filling into the pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Let the dessert cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

If you don’t have a springform pan, just use a cake pan or pie plate that is close in size. (When not using springform, I like to line the pan in parchment with it coming up the sides for easier removal.)

Reese's Cheesecake with Two Pieces of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on Top and it Looks like an Angry Face

I couldn’t resist sharing this picture… the cheesecake almost looks angry! 😂

How to Store Reese’s Cheesecake Pie

Cheesecakes are rich and filling, so even though you may want to eat the entire cheesecake in one sitting, it’s not always (if ever) possible. So, how do you store it to eat when you are craving a bite later? One easy way is to cover the cheesecake and store it in the refrigerator for a day or two. If you tightly wrap the cheesecake in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container, it will last up to 3 days in the fridge. But, if you are not planning to eat the cheesecake within those next few days, your best bet is to freeze it. There are a few steps to follow if you choose to freeze your cheesecake:

  1. Let the cheesecake cool completely.
  2. Place the cheesecake (uncovered) in the freezer for about an hour. I suggest that if you are keeping the cheesecake pie in the springform pan, remove the sides of the pan.
  3. After the hour in the freezer, take the cheesecake off the pan (you may have to pry it off with a knife), and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap.
  4. Place the cheesecake into a zipped freezer bag or wrap it in aluminum foil.

This should keep your cheesecake lasting for up to 3 months.

Reese's Cheesecake Pie
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

When you love Reese's peanut butter cups and you love cheesecake it’s only natural to make Reese's Cheesecake Pie! And I am so glad it did.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Reese's Cheesecake Pie, Snickers Bar Cheesecake Pie
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 264 kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net
Ingredients
  • 2 packages (16 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (20 mini-sized) Reese's peanut butter cups, chopped
  • 12 ounces (2 6-ounce) Graham cracker pie crust
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

  2. Place cream cheese into bowl of stand mixer. Mix on medium-low speed for 30 seconds. Add in sugar and eggs and beat until smooth.

  3. Remove bowl from stand and stir in chopped Reese's peanut butter cups.

  4. In a small bowl combine the graham cracker pie crusts and the butter gently with a fork.

  5. Prepare a 6-inch spring-form pan and then press the graham cracker crust into the pan and up the sides.

  6. Pour the filling into the pan and bake until set, 35-40 minutes, at 325°F.

  7. Set the pie on a wire rack and let it cool completely.

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Comments

  • Jessica says:

    I am guessing that you press the graham cracker mixture not the peanut butter cup mixture into the pan first?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions!
      Hi, Jessica. Yes, we used a graham cracker crust. I updated the post so everything should make sense now. Thank you, and have a great day!

  • Petra Fiel says:

    Can you double the recipe and make a 10 inch cheese cake? Do you know how long it would need to bake ?
    Thanks,
    Petra

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Petra! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. You could try doubling the recipe and using a 10-inch pan. However, we have not tested that, so I can’t say how long it would need to bake. Have a great day!

  • Andrea says:

    Thank u for sharing your recipe it helps me alot.Thanks

  • Patricia Orta says:

    In this time of Covid-19, I am trying to make individual desserts to pass out for my sisters surprise bday party drive by parade. Can this recipe be made into mini cheesecakes in a muffin tin? How would that change the recipe and baking time? She would love these!

  • Shelly Taylor says:

    Does this really use a 6” springform pan and not a 9” pan?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Yes.

  • Pam says:

    Can I double the recipe to make a 9” cheesecake?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Pam! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. We have not tried doubling the recipe, but you could definitely try it in a 9-inch pan. Let us know how it turns out, and have a great day!

  • Joanne joanne says:

    Can I use my own gram cracker crust and do I double the mix if I only have a 10 inch spring form pan

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Joanne! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. Yes, you could use your own crust. We have not doubled the recipe, but the doubled recipe should work in a 10-inch springform pan. Let us know, and have a great day!

  • Petra Fiel says:

    Could I double the recipe and make a 10 inch cheese cake?

    • Elizabeth Keeney says:

      Hi, Petra! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. We have not doubled this recipe to use a 10-inch pan, but it would probably work. Let us know, and have a great day.

  • Adam says:

    Totally get that this isn’t a traditional cheesecake, but would it make sense to put in a little sour cream into the filling also?

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      Yes, you sure can. We love adding sour cream to cheesecakes. 🙂

  • Renee Jackson says:

    How do I turn this into a 9-10 inch cheesecake. Double the recipe? Bake it longer?