Sunflower Seed Butter Pie is one of my all time favorites and it was just recently discovered, thanks to my 12 year old son. For the past year or so, my oldest son and oldest daughter have been taking turns making the dessert part of our meals once a week. I have tons of old recipes and cookbooks passed down from my gran and one of them is by taste of home, perfectly titled “Grandma’s Favorites”. One of the recipes from this collection that he chose to make was the Peanut Butter Pie recipe. As with all peanut butter recipes, we swapped that ingredient out with Sunflower Seed Butter and as I anticipated, it came out terrific!
Why I love this pie and you will too!
The wonderful thing about this pie is that it is super easy to prepare. My son can pretty much make this pie without any supervision. Another great thing about this pie is that it is best made at least a day in advance. I am not a huge fan of making dessert on the day that I am making a big dinner, if I can help it. Whenever I do, dinner is always later than I hope. Other than how easy and how fast this pie comes together, my favorite thing about this pie is that it calls for just 5 ingredients (plus your graham cracker crust) and they are ingredients that I generally have on hand. Perfect for those last minute cravings.
How to make the crust for Sunflower Seed Butter Pie
First things first. The crust. For this pie, I am opting for a traditional Graham Cracker Crust. You can totally change things up here and try a chocolate cookie crust or even a shortbread style crust. I like to make this crust in the food processor and takes just a few minutes to come together. Pulse your graham crackers and sugar and then drizzle in butter. Press into your pie plate and bake for about 10 minutes at 375 or until set and slightly golden.
Now onto the heart of the pie. The filling is just as easy as the crust. The first thing that you want to do is whip your heavy cream to stiff peaks and allow it set in the fridge while you work on the other part of the filling. Simply add to your mixing bowl your Sunflower Seed Butter, Sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla.
Mix until smooth and then fold in your whipped cream until smooth again. Pour this mixture into your prepared crust, smooth and then chill for at least 6-8 hours.
You can also top this pie with chocolate. Both shaved chocolate or chocolate chips work great.
This Sunflower Butter Pie is a great no bake pie that can be enjoyed all year around.
You can try my favorite brand of Sunflower Seed butter here, but I also make it myself. Recipe coming soon!
Special thanks to my son, Iman. He took these amazing photos!
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Sunflower Seed Butter Pie
A delicious (almost) no bake pie
- 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 8-9 crackers or 1 sleeve
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 cup sunflower seed butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup heavy cream whipped
- grated chocolate for garnish optional
Preheat oven to 375°
In your food processor, pulse graham crackers until completely crushed. Add in your sugar and melted butter and then pulse until everything comes together. Press into your pie plate and bake at 375° for 10 minutes.
In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sunflower butter and vanilla until smooth. Fold in your whipped cream. Pour into your prepared crust, smooth and then top with garnish.
Chill for 6-8 hours before serving. Enjoy!
Great with whipped cream on top!