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peanut butter pie

August 12th, 2009 · 17 Comments

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I made this pie again on August 12, 2011 in honor of Mikey. To read more about this, please see Jennifer’s blog

Let me start by saying that before you can even look at this recipe, you may want to talk to your cardiologist. I only make this on a very rare occasions, and usually it’s because I have excess cream cheese that I need to use, but not enough to make a cheesecake. The beauty of this pie is that it’s gorgeous, delicious, and so easy to make. Also, because it’s so rich, one of these pies will feed a lot of people!

I made this yesterday for a function that I’m attending tonight. In order to let it really chill, I made it a day in advance. I’m not so sure that was smart thinking. Do you know how hard it is to leave a pie that looks this good in the fridge for 24 hours??? I will of course need to dig into it today before the event, all in the name of getting a good photo for this blog, of course. Oh, and so that I can make sure it’s not poisonous. :)


peanut butter pie

For the filling:
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup whipping cream
1 9″ graham cracker crust

For the topping:

8 oz melted bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate
1/4-1/2 tsp espresso powder
4-6 tbsp hot water (start with 4 tbsp and add more if the chocolate mixture looks too thick)

Cream together the cream cheese and sugar until well blended. You want to ensure that it’s completely smooth with no chunks. Add in the peanut butter and vanilla and mix well.

Whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Gently fold into the cream cheese mixture. Pour into pie plate.

Melt the chocolate with the coffee in the microwave and stir to combine. Pour the chocolate sauce on top of the pie and spread evenly.

Let chill for at least 3 hours. Cut small slices and serve. Most people will want to have coffee with this!

 

 

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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brant // Aug 12, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Yummy!

  • 2 Dave Madsen // Aug 13, 2009 at 11:22 am

    You need to add a button on your blog that says something like, “click here for a tasty sample” and then the sample of peanut butter pie miraculously pops out of the CD-ROM drive.

  • 3 paulawong // Aug 13, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I’ll get right on that. Surely my hubby could write a program that would do that. At the very least, he should be able to allow users to download the smell. :)

  • 4 Shirley Madsen // Aug 16, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    If you like a more bitter topping to complement the sweetness of the pie, add espresso coffee instead of regular coffee to the chocolate. Paula shared a slice of this pie with us – it never made it to the fridge to re-chill. The minute I got home Dave whipped out a fork and polished it off. It truly is that yummy!

  • 5 Amy // Aug 17, 2009 at 10:54 am

    I agree with Dave Madsen! YUMMMMM!!!!

  • 6 Mary Peyton // Aug 17, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Maybe I’ll surprise Bret with this treat to celebrate his first day of classes! It looks easy enough for me – and that’s saying something.

  • 7 Jo // Aug 17, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    OMG…I’m gonna come visit you soon (I’m thinking the weekend of 8.29?) and I want this!

  • 8 paulawong // Aug 17, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Jo – DEFINITELY you should come!!! that’s my birthday weekend, so you could come to my party! :) I would love to serve this to you as a dessert. :)

  • 9 LeAnn // Aug 17, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Stoooooooooop! I’m seriously drooling. That looks awesome!

  • 10 Carolyn // Aug 17, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Mmmmmm I want to eat this right now.

  • 11 Michelle McKnelly // Aug 17, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    How can you be my friend, yet I have never tasted this wonderful sounding dessert?? Seriously… you have been holding out on me! :)

  • 12 Mary Peyton // Aug 19, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Even without the chocolate on top, (I was too lazy to go BACK to the store) this was delicious! Totally worth hauling the heavy kitchen aid out of the garage…

  • 13 paulawong // Aug 19, 2009 at 9:37 am

    you made this w/o chocolate on the top???? wow… that’s my favorite part!!!!

  • 14 LeAnn // Nov 26, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    So Rick made this for Thanksgiving at his family. People were freaking out, it was so dang good! A new Thanksgiving tradition?!

  • 15 LeAnn // Dec 25, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Another family holiday gathering… this must be made again! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm….

  • 16 Michelle // Mar 30, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Oh my stars! This was a hit at your house, and so I recreated it at home for my family who was visiting. I can’t believe how much I loved it, I am actually sad that I can’t eat this every day! :)

  • 17 Jo // Aug 24, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    So, I decided last minute that I needed to make this for Lindsey and Justin (they just had their baby). I made it without a microwave, without a double boiler, and without a coffee maker. I am awesome. Moving is not awesome. This pie looks awesome. The fact that I don’t get to eat it is not awesome. :)

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