Thursday, August 25, 2011

If you love peanut butter...you might, maybe, sorta like this...


PEANUT BUTTER PIE

It's not a secret that I'm in love with peanut butter - seriously, dangerously, in love. Swooooooon.

The posts all over the FoodBlogLand in response to the death of a husband/father/friend and his wife's request for everyone to make a peanut butter pie and feed it to those we love, reminded me of a recipe I'd not made for a long while.

I can't imagine...and don't want to. I have no words - I don't know her, but my heart goes out to anyone dealing with this kind of loss. So in the kinship of bakers, bloggers, wives, and friends, here's my entry.

The photo is ancient - taken long ago for another forum. Doesn't matter - the pie is fab and those I love love it.

I do have a no sugar added version of this recipe HERE.

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Crust:
1 1/2 cup vanilla wafer cookie crumbs OR graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In microwave-safe bowl melt peanut butter and butter. Add to crumbs and mix until well combined. Pat into a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden. Cool completely.
Filling:
One 8-ounce pkg. cream cheese
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups sweetened whipped cream (1 1/2 cups whipping cream, 2-3 T sugar)
Chopped peanuts or cookie crumbs
Stir together cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla until well mixed. Fold in thawed whipped topping or whipped cream. Pour into prepared pie crust and carefully smooth to edges. Sprinkle chopped peanuts or cookie crumbs on top for garnish. Cover tightly and chill overnight.
Mostly I freeze this in individual portions...you know...for PORTION CONTROL!! This stuff is dangerous!

3 comments:

  1. Very similar to a recipe that I got out of a Mrs. Field's cook book. I was just thinking of it recently, too. I guess I'm going to have to make it soon.........uh oh!!

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  2. Linda, I am so glad you visited my blog so that I could discover yours. I've never seen a crust recipe with peanut butter in it, but it makes perfect sense! I can't wait to try this recipe, along with your pumpkin granola and pumpkin banana bread!

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  3. Hi, my name is Heather! Please email me when you can, I have a question about your blog!

    HeatherVonSJ[at]gmail[dot]com

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