Chocolate - Peanut Butter Pie
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- Ready In:
- 4hrs 25mins
- 2 1⁄2 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs (or substitute chocolate wafers)
- 1⁄3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄4 lb butter, melted (1 stick)
- 3⁄4 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 5 ounces cream cheese
- 1 1⁄2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- 1 1⁄2 cups smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups chilled heavy cream
- chocolate shavings or ganache, drizzled over top
- Preheat oven to 350°F and place rack in center of oven.
- Combine cracker crumbs, brown sugar and melted butter in a deep 10-inch pie pan (or two shallow 9-inch pie pans).
- Press evenly into pan and bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Chill Crust.
- Bring 3/4 cup heavy cream to boil in small pan over medium-high heat, or microwave for 2-3 minutes, and pour over chocolate chips.
- Whisk together until smooth.
- Pour 1/2 of the chocolate mixture into cooked and cooled pie shell(s) and spread evenly over bottom. (Save the rest for the garnish).
- In a large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer set on high, whip cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
- Add milk, peanut butter, and vanilla.
- Beat until well mixed.
- In a separate bowl, whip chilled cream until stiff and fold into peanut butter mixture.
- Spoon gently into chilled crust; using a spatula to smooth surface of pie.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
- Garnish with chocolate shavings, crushed peanuts, whipped cream or drizzle ganache over top.
- Serve at once.
- (Rumored to be even better the second day--like there is ever any left over!).
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You are so right, Galley Wench. This did indeed send my sister into peanut butter heaven, with a chaser of chocolate, yet! This is, without a doubt, one of the best peanut butter pies I have ever had, and I'm not a big p'nut butter lover. It is very, very rich, however, and a small serving goes a long way. Thnx for posting. Made for ZWT4.
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