Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Peanut Butter Pie

So I brought this delicious dish for a dinner get-together on Monday night and it was super yummy. So yummy I almost forgot why half of American women were on a lifetime diet.

FYI - I cheated with a premade pie crust. The awesome hubs ran out to the store after two attempts at a made-from-scratch one.

Peanut Butter Filling
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream

Chocolate Topping
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
½ cup heavy cream
Reese's cups

Chocolate Pie Crust


Peanut Butter Filling
In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat the cream cheese with the peanut butter, sugar and vanilla extract until blended. In another large bowl, using an electric mixer, whip the chilled cream until firm. Fold one-third of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture to loosen it, then fold in the remaining whipped cream. Spoon the filling into the crust, smoothing the surface. Refrigerate uncovered for about 1 hour.

Chocolate topping:
In a medium glass bowl, combine the chocolate with the heavy cream and microwave at high power in 20-second intervals until the chocolate is just melted and the cream is hot. Stir the chocolate topping until blended, then let cool to barely warm. Spread the chocolate topping over the chilled peanut butter filling and sprinkle the Reese's cups on top. Chill until ready to serve.

-I made a day ahead-

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