Wednesday, August 18, 2010

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie!

This dessert is truly genius. I mean look at it. Look at it!!
It's done in 20 minutes and all you do is mix and chill. There are two ways to make this pie. The easy, and the easier.  Amie and I are used to baking complicated desserts, so this was more than welcomed into the kitchen!

Both are included in this recipe, but either way, it's a snap to whip up (literally) and a sure crowd pleasure. 
 The texture is like a mousse, light and fluffy. You could go simple or decadant depending on the toppings you use. Feel free to create on this one!

Thank you Stonewall Kitchen for this idea. I was there earlier in the summer and this fabulous pie was just one of the recipes I picked up and adapted for my own use. Oh-me-oh-my-delicious! 

Try this pie when you need a quick dessert that is rich and creamy.


What ya need:
Crust:
1 1/2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs, made by crushing chocolate graham crackers
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
OR -- Store bought chocolate crust

Filling:
1 cup creamy peanut butter, room temperature
1 cup confectioner’s sugar, sifted
8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1-cup whipping cream
1/4 cup mini chocolate morsels
Variations: chocolate peanut butter sauce or toffee bits

What ya do:
IF YOU’RE MAKING YOUR CRUST:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Crush chocolate graham crackers in a food processor fitted with a metal blade or by placing the crackers in a zip-lock bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.
3. Add melted butter and confectioner’s sugar to the crumbs and mix. Place crumbs in a 9 inch pie pan, pressing to line bottom and sides of the pan. Bake crust 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

IF YOU’RE NOT MAKING YOUR CRUSTL
Remove store bought crust from package, voila!

1. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment combine the peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar, mascarpone cheese, and vanilla extract.
2. Mix on medium speed until combined making sure to not over mix.
3. In another bowl, whip the whipping cream until soft and fluffy
3. Gently fold in whipped cream into peanut butter mixture. Spread the filling evenly in the baked crumb crust.
4. Sprinkle top of pie with chocolate chips, chocolate peanut butter sauce or toffee bits
5. Chill until firmed up a bit and ready to serve 
 


17 comments:

Astrid said...

You have the most delicious looking recipes and food on your site. I love peanut butter pie. I haven't had it in a very long time. I think you may have inspired me for my next dessert.

Evan @swEEts said...

peanut butter is pretty much the way to my heart.. this looks super rich and super fabulous!

Debbie said...

Oh how I love peanut butter pie, and yet I've never made it! I wish i had some of this for dessert tonight!

Monet said...

Considering how how it is and how much I love peanut butter...I don't think I know of a more perfect dessert. This looks creamy and easy...just perfect!

Christina said...

delicious - you can't go wrong w/ pb pie. and not having to bake? heck yes.

Kim (Liv Life) said...

Peanut Butter Pie is one of my ALL time favorite desserts! Years ago (more than I care to count...) when I was in college, my friend and I would stop at a little restaurant in Tiburon, CA, just north of San Francisco, called Sam's and I always ordered the Peanut Butter Pie. I have never been able to recreate it, but yours looks darn close. I can't wait to try it!

ravienomnoms said...

I can just taste this pie looking at the pictures! Looks divine!

Just Food Snobs said...

This looks yummy and delicious! My husband is a huge peanut butter fan and would love this pie, thanks for sharing!

CC Recipe said...

Oh this is a seriously ridiculously awesome looking PB Pie, I have got to make this 4 sure, thanks for sharing!

foodies at home said...

Wow...I think my blood sugar levels just spiked from reading this! I love anything that combines these two flavors....bring it on!

JillyAn said...

This sounds lovely and decadent...easy too. My husband is a HUGE fan of anything with peanut butter so I guess I'll be giving this a try.

danasfoodforthought said...

This sounds AMAZING!! I love chocolate and pb!! Too bad my boyfriend is allergic to peanuts or I would be all over this!

Baking Barrister said...

nom nom nom. i would totally make an oreo crust.

Jason Phelps said...

Yes indeed, anything with PB is awesome. The fact that is also easy makes it super dangerous!

Jason

Drick said...

well, I sure do like easy, and this one take the, pie... love it, gonna have to make it really soon...thanks for giving it away

Rick said...

If there is one thing I want right now, it is this pie.

Mackenzie said...

Oh PB pie is hard for me to resist! However, I'm lactose intolerant and couldn't have the cheese in there. Any suggestions? tofu maybe? I usually just use cool whip in place of whipping cream...