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!

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.

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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.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (16 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ 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

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • 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.
  • Remove bowl from stand and stir in chopped Reese's peanut butter cups.
  • In a small bowl combine the graham cracker pie crusts and the butter gently with a fork.
  • Prepare a 6-inch spring-form pan and then press the graham cracker crust into the pan and up the sides.
  • Pour the filling into the pan and bake until set, 35-40 minutes, at 325°F.
  • Set the pie on a wire rack and let it cool completely.

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Reader Comments

    1. Hi, Leeann! I work with iambaker and am happy to help with questions. We have not tried this recipe in a different sized pan, so I can’t say how using a larger pan would affect the baking time or final results. Let us know if you try it, and how it turns out. Have a great day!

  1. This recipe calls for a 6″ pan for 12 servings. Is that correct? How would the recipe be changed to use a 9″ pan?

  2. I made this the day before my birthday to let it set then i hade a zoom birthday call with my family my birthday was on the 13th of January it was really really delicious I pend this recipe on my pinsterst

  3. I like some of the recipes they look really yummy I’m going to see if I can try one several of them look like the ones I like like the cheesecake ones

  4. Are we supposed to chill this after baking? If so, for how long before serving? Cheesecakes are traditionally cold so I wondered at what temperature this one should be served. Thank you!

    1. Sure! There is a section in the post for what to do:
      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:

      Let the cheesecake cool completely.
      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.
      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.
      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.

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