Celebration Cheese Pie

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by mary winecoff

This was the 2003 National Pie Championship Best of Show recipe. I saw this on the Food Network and it looked wonderful. Raine Gottess provided the recipe. I sprinkled chopped cookies over the top.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Made this up in no time at all (for unexpected guests) & devoured it at about the same rate! Was going to crumble up some of the shortbread cookies for a topping but then decided to go with some small pieces of chocolate oreo cookies instead! IT WAS GREAT, but not something that stays around very long ~ Going...GONE! Thanks for sharing! [Tagged, made & reviewed as a kidnapped recipe in the Aus/NZ Recipe Swap #20]

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Crust

  • 15 -18 shortbread cookies, finely crushed
  • 13 cup melted butter
  • Layer 1

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups whipped topping
  • 12 cup powdered sugar
  • 12 cup smooth peanut butter
  • Layer 2

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups whipped topping
  • 12 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces German sweet chocolate, melted
  • whipped cream, for garnish


  1. Crust:.
  2. In a bowl, stir together cookies and butter with a fork until moistened, then press into a 10 inch pie pan. Freeze.
  3. Layer 1:.
  4. Beat together all ingredients, spread onto the frozen crust and freeze 5 minutes.
  5. Layer 2:.
  6. Beat together all ingredients except for chocolate. Stir in the chocolate. Plasce this mixture on top of the peanut butter layer.
  7. Top with whipped cream and refrigerate until firm.

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