January 24 may be National Peanut Butter Day, but diners at Swig & Swine in South Carolina don’t need to wait for a so-called “holiday” to enjoy this decadent PB & cream cheese treat sprinkled with crumbled Nutter Butter cookies. But they do have to act fast. Pitmaster and owner Anthony DiBernardo, who came up with the recipe, says the minute he posts a picture of a Nutter Butter Pie on Swig & Swine’s Instagram, customers ask which restaurant—the Charleston or Summerville location—just whipped up a batch. “And in the dining room, once one leaves the kitchen and people see it, they’re all over it,” he says.
DiBernardo serves the pies in individual-serving shells, but it’s easy to replicate at home with a larger crust. “The recipe is simple and there aren’t any secrets to it,” he says, “But the texture and flavors are best if you let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes before enjoying—if you can wait that long.”