Quantcast
DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PIE!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PIE!

  Another great recipe from www.marthastewart.com .  Nothing tastes better than cholate and peanut butter.  How about a Reeses peanut butter cup???? How about something bigger like a chocolate peanut butter pie!!




   The no-bake filling of this rich pie is a combination of cream cheese, peanut butter, and whipped cream sweetened with confectioners' sugar. The peanut butter filling is sandwiched between a chocolate cookie crust and a layer of whipped cream drizzled with peanut butter and chocolate.


Yield Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups chocolate wafer crumbs (from about 36 cookies)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons packed dark-brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 1/4 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate, melted, for decorating
  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter, melted, for decorating


Directions

  1. Make the crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine wafer crumbs, butter, brown sugar, and salt. Press mixture firmly into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Bake until set, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
  2. Make the filling: Beat cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and salt with a mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in peanut butter and vanilla.
  3. Beat heavy cream until soft peaks form. Whisk 1/3d of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture, then gently fold in remaining whipped cream. Spoon filling into cooled crust. Freeze, uncovered, at least 4 hours (or overnight, covered with plastic wrap).
  4. Place melted chocolate in a resealable plastic bag. Snip tip from one corner of bag to make a very small opening. Holding bag about 5 inches above pie, drizzle melted chocolate over top. Repeat with melted peanut butter. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

No comments:

Post a Comment