Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Oh My.....

Here's to home made Peanut Butter Pie

I bought a gigantic jar of Smucker's Natural Creamy Peanut Butter mainly because I love it! And.......because Kahleesi likes to snack on it.

Peanut Butter Pie

For the crust:
1 1/2 c. graham crackers, crushed
1/3 c. sugar
6 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix all the ingredients together. With the back of a large spoon press the mixture into a 9 inch pie dish all around the bottom and edges of the dish evenly. Bake in a pre-heated oven of 375 degrees. Leave on a cooling rack while preparing filling. 

For the Filling:
1/4 c. milk
1/2 c. dark chocolate chips
one 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
Your 9-inch graham cracker pie crust
1/4 c. peanuts, roughly chopped

Heat the milk in a small pot over low heat until warm. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool, this mixture will be used to pour over the top at the end.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer on high beat together the cream cheese, peanut butter, and powered sugar. In a separate bowl beat together, beat together the heavy cream with the vanilla until doubled in volume and soft peaks form.

Stir one-third of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture to lighten it. Then fold in the remaining whipped cream until combined.

Spread mixture into prepared graham cracker crust smoothing the top. Pour the melted chocolate over the top of the pie then sprinkle with the peanuts. Place the pie in the freezer to set, about 1 hour. Then Enjoy!!

Recipe courtesy: Sandra Lee