Could I add an 8-oz. brick of cream cheese to the filling?

I love the combination of cream cheese and peanut butter. Don’t you?

Hollis Ramsey
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Peanut Butter Cream Pie
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AntoniaJames February 24, 2022
Another reason is that cream cheese has a nasty way of dulling the flavors of anything with which it is mixed, which would be such a shame with this Peanut Butter Cream Pie. ;o)
 
Nancy February 21, 2022
Yes, those flavors go well together.
But no, I have doubts about adding 8 oz cream cheese to this pie - because there's already a lot of fat in it.
And baking - unlike cooking - is chemistry. Tinkering with the formula can be tricky.
Try a smaller amount of cream cheese.
Or another peanut butter pie recipe that already has cream cheese built in.
https://www.google.com/search?q=peanut+butter+pie+with+cream+cheese&oq=peanut+butter+pie+with+cream+cheese&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i512l4.6280j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
 
Hollis R. February 21, 2022
Good point about fat content. But this is a no-bake recipe, and the only tinkering I propose to do, besides adding cream cheese, is substituting cornstarch for gelatin (see my other question.) If fat content is a problem, I’d eliminate the crust rather than the cream cheese.
 
Nancy February 21, 2022
Well, if you go ahead with the 8 oz cream cheese please report on how it goes and what other changes you make.
 
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