Sunday, January 6, 2008

Recipe for Peanut Butter Pie

My husband came home from a work potluck raving about a dessert someone brought. "What was it?" I asked, intrigued. "It's hard to describe," he said,"it's kind of like cheesecake, but there's peanut butter in it". I nodded politely and made a noise that says 'oh, that's nice'. The words peanut butter and dessert don't really go together in my mind. A few weeks later, I was visiting my husband at work, when Susan handed me a recipe card for her Peanut Butter Pie. Now, I love new recipes; I just can't help myself. I was in the middle of planning the menu for my Christmas dinner, when I remembered that I needed to bring a dessert to the big family dinner Christmas Eve. I didn't want to sacrifice any of my beloved pies, so I thought I'd try something new, and viola! Peanut Butter Pie. Let me just say, it was good. It was beautiful, and then it was gone. Here's how to make it, Pioneer Woman style. I doubled my recipe, so if it looks like there's more in the bowl than should be, that's why.Here's what you need: powdered sugar, creamy peanut butter (not pictured, the peanut butter was feeling fat today), vanilla, cream cheese, chocolate syrup, cool whip, and a graham cracker crust. You can make your own crust, but I have an aversion to it, I don't know why.

In a mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 8oz package of cream cheese and 1/4 cup chocolate syrup. Mix 'em up real nice and smooth-like. Don't forget to scrape the edges because the peanut butter is kinda sticky. When it's all combined, add 8 oz of cool whip. When the texture is smooth and creamy, scoop it into the graham cracker crust. Make sure the top is nice and flat. Now, you lick the spatula. This is the fun part. You take your chocolate syrup, and squeeze out a nice spiral onto the pie. Then, with a butter knife, draw lines in the surface like you're slicing a pizza. Isn't that pretty? Then you just pop it in the freezer until it's solid, maybe two or three hours. I haven't tested that part out precisely. When it's plenty frozen, take it out and enjoy all the adoration, sighs, and appreciation! Yum.
For your Copy, Paste and Printing Pleasure:
Mix together:
8 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
then add and blend 8 oz cool whip
scrape the bowl well
then fill a graham cracker crust with mixture
smooth in out flat
pour chocolate syrup on top in the form of a spiral
draw knife across surface like slicing a pizza
freeze until firm.
Try it, I dare you!


fivekidsandsomechocolate said...

When I saw the title I thought,
" OH NO!!! Has #2(mine) been lecturing the neighborhood again on the evils of some words!" I can't tell you how glad I am that it was you welling the story.

fivekidsandsomechocolate said...

Hey um... how do I fix typos on this thing????Good grief!

Lee said...

Look at you being all super domestic. That is awesome.

EarlGirl said...

Nope, Turkey Time, you've just got to live with it! Hee Hee!

Allison said...

Could you post the diet version next? Please????

EarlGirl said...

How about this, slice it in little tiny pieces :)

Kimber & Jeremy! said...

Yum! I'm going to try this thanks. What a domestic goddess. I really do wish we were neighbors. We're moving to Denver in a few months. What do you think? :)
Love, K