Peanut-butter Cup Pie

by Suzanne on July 14, 2012

in Sweet Things

First you should know I’m currently on vacation at my parents home in CA. and when I arrived here I could tell my mom was in the mood for some chocolate sweets because she gave me a chocolate cookbook called “Baker’s Chocolate, recipes for people with a passion for chocolate”. Yes she knows me well.  As I flipped through the pages my mouth was watering for some fabulous chocolate delights. I picked out a few recipes and this pie is a combination of 2 recipes, I can hardly ever stick to an original recipe.

My mom and I are the biggest sweet tooth people I know. I learned all my bad eating habits from her and probably all my good ones too. One of the things we tend to do that I do not recommend for people is to skip dinner for the dessert :), of course only if the dessert is totally worth it. Well this pie is one of those worth it desserts, it’s very rich and creamy, irresistible to the peanut butter and chocolate fan.But don’t just take my word for it try it our yourself.

Peanut-butter Cup Pie

1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese softened
1/2 cup plus 1 T. peanut-butter
1 cup of milk
1 pkg. 3.4 oz vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup whipped whipping cream
2/3 cup whipping cream
3 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate chopped small
20 oreo cookies or other cream filled cookies
3 T. melted butter

Make the crust first:
Step 1: Crush cookies until fine with food processor or by hand in zip closed bag. Add melted butter and stir well.
Step 2: Press crust into a 9 inch pie pan until it is even and cover the whole pan, then put into refrigerator until ready.

For the Filling:
Step 1:  Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup peanut-butter until well blended.
Step 2: Add milk and dry pudding mix to peanut-butter mixture and beat for 2 minutes. Then whisk in 1 cup of cream whipped.
Step 3: Pour filling into the ready pie crust and refrigerate.

Step 4:   Heat the 2/3 cup whipping cream in the microwave oven or over the stove in saucepan until it is hot very hot but do not let boil. In microwave about 1-2 minutes keeping an eye on it and stirring every 30 sec.  Add chopped chocolate to the cream and stir well until all the chocolate has melted and the cream is totally incorporated. Let cool on counter top until room temperature.
Step 5: Beat the room temperature chocolate cream mixture until light in color and pour over the top of pie and smooth out the sides.
Step 6: Melt 1 T. peanut butter in microwave just about 20 second. Put the peanutbutter into a small zip seal bag into one corner, let most air out and seal. Twist the bag tight around the peanut-butter and clip a small hole in the bag with scissors. Garnish by drizzling the peanut-butter on top of pie. Refrigerate until topping is set, then serve.
Serves: 8-10

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
1 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I love peanut butter, how scrumptious!

2 Suzanne July 14, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Me too, and this was tasty!

3 Lisa (AuthenticSuburbanGourmet) July 14, 2012 at 4:01 pm

What a divine pie! Hope you are having a great time on vacation. This looks so tasty – I would have a very hard time eating just one slice. 🙂

4 Sandra's Easy Cooking July 14, 2012 at 5:57 pm

Wow, that pie look fantastic! I love creamy pies, and PB sounds incredible!
Have a great time on your vacation…

5 Nami | Just One Cookbook July 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Whenever I go home, I rarely make anything because I am not used to the kitchen (and lazy!). You are so nice baking this for your mom! Such a beautiful pie, too! I forgot where in California is your home, but I hope you enjoy the weather here (very nice right now). Enjoy your holiday!

6 Terra July 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Hope your having a lovely time at your parents:-) I showed this to hubby, and he said I Am In! LOL! I love the top, it looks fantastic:-) Hugs, Terra

7 Patty July 14, 2012 at 11:11 pm

I love peanut butter pie, such a treat! Enjoy your vacation!

8 Sawsan (Chef in disguise) July 15, 2012 at 3:20 am

It is so sweet of you to bake for your mum
I personally love the chocolate peanut butter combination and a dessert that is worth skipping dinner for is hard to beat!

9 Lisa ; July 15, 2012 at 9:06 am

Ummm..I could smell and sense this all the way from my blog. You know what a peanut butter freak I am. I’m in serious lust, Suz..I mean it..and I’m making it as soon as I can squeeze in some time. It looks spectacular! I owe you an email..sending out tomorrow night. xo

10 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) July 15, 2012 at 11:43 am

Suzanne, I’d have no problem skipping dinner for this dessert. None at all. 🙂

11 Choc Chip Uru July 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Your pie looks absolutely gorgeous my friend, so delicious 😀

Choc Chip Uru

12 Liz July 16, 2012 at 5:53 am

Oooh, this looks irresistible! I do the same thing…eat dessert, then skip dinner! You only live once 🙂

13 Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box July 16, 2012 at 6:03 am

This looks incredible! It was a wonderful idea to incorporate an Oreo crust. Can’t wait to try this – pinned!

14 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking July 16, 2012 at 11:02 pm

i’ve heard so many people advising not to skip dinner over dessert and yet, more and more people seem to have dessert for dinner. I like to think it’s a foodie thing 🙂
the peanut butter pie sounds so good! Enjoy your stay with your parents!

15 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts July 17, 2012 at 9:23 pm

This pie looks fantastic! I have been craving something with peanut butter and chocolate recently, this is making me drool like crazy right now!

16 Jen Laceda @ Tartine and Apron Strings July 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm

I think this is classic American! How American do you get with peanut butter and chocolate and Oreo crust? Yum, yum, yum!

17 Magic of Spice July 25, 2012 at 5:06 pm

This pie is just amazingly delightful! Love, love these flavors!

18 Suzanne July 29, 2012 at 6:37 pm

thank you 🙂

Previous post:

Next post:

p-56Q7tAocqvsyY UA-28899639-1