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July 13, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie is one of my favourite desserts. Occasionally, my husband and I go for long evening drives through the city, listening to music and chatting.  Sometimes when our daughter is having a slumber party at my parents house, Jon and I end up at a local restaurant for coffee and dessert. He always orders the strawberry crumble and I order a slice of their amazing peanut butter pie. So this post was inspired by our late night dates and the delicious pie that’s so rich, I can never finish my slice.

This recipe is SUPER easy and made in 3 steps.

Ingredients:

Chocolate Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (If you can’t find cookie crumbs, buy a 300 gram package of Oreo cookies, remove the icing and smash the crap out of them with a rolling pin. 1 package crushed is exactly 1 1/2 cups) đŸ˜‰
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Filling:

  • 1 brick cream cheese (8 oz), softened to room temp.
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream (at least 33% fat)

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp butter or margarine

Optional: diced salted peanuts for a a decorative topping.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 or 9″ pie pan
  2. To prepare the crust, combine the cookie crumbs with the sugar and butter.
  3. Press into the prepared pie pan.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes until set. Allow to cool on a wire rack on the counter as you prepare the filling.
  5. Use an electric mixer to combine the cream cheese, peanut butter and vanilla extract until smooth.
  6. Add the icing sugar and mix until combined; be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  7. In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the cream until soft peaks form.
  8. Add the whipped cream to the peanut butter mixture and fold it in with a spatula.
  9. Scoop the peanut butter filling into the pie crust, level off with a spatula.
  10. Place the pie into the fridge for at least 2 hours before adding the topping.
  11. To prepare the chocolate ganache, heat the whipping cream and butter in a pot on the stove just until it starts to boil.
  12. Immediately remove it from the heat and add the chocolate chips.
  13. KEEP stirring until the chocolate is completely melted and incorporated into the cream. Allow the chocolate ganache to cool.
  14. Give it a little stir before spreading onto the pie.
  15. Garnish with peanuts (optional).
  16. Place the pie back in the fridge and let it set for 24 hours before eating. You can eat it within a few hours, but if you have time to let it set properly, it’s smooth and easier to cut and serve.

Below is steps for those of you who prefer visuals. đŸ™‚

Peanut Butter pie steps

Step 2: Making cookie crumbs

Peanut Butter pie steps

Step 3: Bake the crust

Peanut Butter pie steps

Step 5 & 6: Peanut Butter Filling

Steps 7, 8, 9: Peanut Butter Filling

Steps 7, 8, 9: Peanut Butter Filling

Prepare Chocolate Ganache

Steps 11, 12, 13: Prepare Chocolate Ganache

Step 14: Top the pie with chocolate ganache

Step 14: Top the pie with chocolate ganache

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Enjoy!

Crystal

 

 

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