Monday, September 29, 2008

Peanut Butter Pie

I'm sitting out this week's Tuesdays with Dorie. As excited as I was to try my hand at Creme Brulee, it wasn't in the cards this week. The hubby's been out of town, so I don't have a guinea pig to eat it, and things have just been really hectic.

So, I'll instead share a favorite recipe of mine. Peanut Butter Pie!

It's rich, creamy, and delicious. Sinfully delicious. Every time I make it I get asked for the recipe. And not only is it good, it's really a cinch to whip together. You can get creative with the toppings - sometimes I drizzle a little peanut butter on top along with hot fudge, sometimes just the hot fudge, and sometimes nothing at all. Any way you make it, it's darn good!

Peanut Butter Pie
(recipe from Smucker's)

1 prepared chocolate cookie pie crust
1 cup creamy peanut butter
8 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
12 oz. container non-dairy whipped topping, divided
11.75 oz. jar hot fudge topping, divided
1/2 cup sugar

1. In a medium bowl, beat together peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar. Gently fold in 3 cups whipped topping. Spoon mixture into pie shell. Using a spatula, smooth mixture to edges of pie.

2. Reserving 2 Tbsp. hot fudge, place remaining hot fudge topping into microwave-safe bowl or glass measuring cup. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. Spread hot fudge topping over pie to cover the peanut butter layer.

3. Refrigerate until serving time. Just before serving, spread the remaining whipped topping over the hot fudge layer, being careful not to mix the two layers.

4. Place 2 Tbsp. hot fudge in a small baggie and knead for a few seconds. Cut a tiny hole in the corner of the bag and drizzle over pie. Do the same with 2 Tbsp. peanut butter going in the opposite direction of the hot fudge.


Kristin said...

LOVE THIS RECIPE OF YOURS!!! Jen makes it frequently :)

Prudy said...

I love to make a peanut butter mouse pie with oreo crust for Halloween. Your PB pie looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try this, I love anything with peanut butter!!!

Marie Rayner said...

Oh Yumm!!! Peanut butter pie! Yours looks fabulous! I could almost lick the screen!

Cathy said...

Oh, this looks wonderful! Much as I enjoyed the creme brulee, I would choose this peanut butter pie over creme brulee any day of the week. I will definitely be trying your recipe -- thanks for sharing! I hope that you have a calmer week this week!

Anonymous said...

I would never leave. I would eat that whole pie in one sitting! I'm not kidding, either.

Jen said...

Kristin is right as I have made it frequently but I believe I also have a recipe from Cooking Light that reduces the calories for those that may be interested. I will get it to you if I can find it. I remember the first time you made this for us was when we met in Manchester Vermont for skiing and more importantly shopping. As I said on the phone -have made the Ice Cream banded cake and the banana crumb muffins and am loving your recipes. Jim says "Keep the recipes coming" Love Jen

Michelle A'etonu said...

this pie looks delicious! i'm going to try it sometime!