Celebration Cheese Pie

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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]

Sydney Mike September 11, 2008

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