Monday, September 10, 2012

peanut butter pie

a blog with peanut butter in the title and this is the first recipe i've posted using it as an ingredient.

to begin, you'll place some chocolate chips and butter in a double boiler to start melting

next you can pulverize some oreos in your food processor - you'll need 2 cups of crumbs
(neato football season oreos!)

stir the chocolate and butter as it melts

when it's all melted, add the oreo crumbs

stir to combine

press into the bottom of a 9-in pie plate and bake at 350 for 10 min

now you can add some peanut butter, cream cheese, and sugar to a large bowl

beat with an electric mixer until well combined

using those same beaters (i didn't even clean mine off), beat some well chilled cream in a separate bowl

beat a few minutes until firm

add about a third of the whipped cream to the PB mixture

and fold it in

you'll notice how the addition of cream has significantly loosened up the mixture

now you can add the remaining whipped cream

and fold it in

scoop the heavenly mixture into the cooled pie crust

and smooth it over with a spatula

refrigerate until firm (3ish hours)

when the pie is cooled, add some chocolate chips and heavy cream to a  double boiler

stir it as it begins to melt

you'll notice the chocolate melting and the mixture darkening

once it's all meled it should be this acorn color

allow to cool to lukewarm (color will darken further) before pouring over the chilled pie

make sure you get it all

it should flood the entire surface of the pie.  refrigerate for about 15 min

optional: now melt a bit of cream and reese's chips in the microwave

microwave in 20-sec intervals, stirring between each

allow to cool for 10 minutes and spoon it into a ziploc

squish it over to one corner and snip a tiny piece off the end

start writing a message or making a pretty design with the drizzle.

my pie happened to be for someone special

(please pardon my peanut butter penmanship)

refrigerate about 15 min to set the drizzle before digging in 

i'll add more pics once we've cut into this one!

peanut butter pie. (adapted from food&wine)

2 c oreo crumbs, finely ground (this uses almost an entire package of oreos)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 stick unsalted butter

pie filling
1 8-oz block cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup(very cold) heavy cream

chocolate topping
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream

peanut butter drizzle (optional)
2 tablespoons reese's chips
2 tablespoons heavy cream

preheat oven to 350
pulverize almost an entire package of oreos to make 2 cups of crumbs
in a double boiler or microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter together
add crumbs to mixture and stir well
press into 9-inch pie plate and bake for 10 min

beat together cream cheese, peanut butter, and sugar
in a separate bowl, using the same beaters, beat the cream until firm
fold 1/3 into the PB mixture to loosen it
fold the remaining cream into the mixture
spread into cooled pie crust and chill in the refrigerator until firm (3 hours)

chocolate topping
melt chocolate chips and cream in a double boiler or microwave
let stand until lukewarm
pour over chilled pie and refrigerate until firm, approx 15 min

peanut butter drizzle (optional)
melt peanut butter chips and cream in a small bowl
let stand for 10 minutes
spoon into a ziploc baggie
snip a small piece off the corner and squeeze

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