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Peanut Butter Pie

Friday, 9 May 2008



Ingredients: 9-inch pie

For pie crust:

  • 185 g sweetened Graham chocolate wafers – crushed until fine crumbs
  • 85 g unsalted butter – melted

For filling:

  • 1 ½ cups crunchy/smooth peanut butter
  • 60 g unsalted butter - room temperature
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For topping:

  • 60 g dark chocolate - chopped coarsely
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  • Drizzle melted butter onto crumbs. Mix to combine.
  • Line the pie pan with this mixture.
  • Place in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 10 minutes. Leave to cool completely.
  • Place the peanut butter and 60g butter into a bowl and mix to combine.
  • Mix in icing sugar and vanilla.
  • Spread the mixture into the pie shell and bake for 10 minutes. Leave to cool.
  • Microwave heavy cream on high just until simmering (~30 seconds).
  • Remove from microwave.
  • Add the chocolate to heavy cream. Make sure the chocolate is completely submersed in the cream. Allow to sit for about 2 minutes.
  • Gently whisk until the chocolate is melted.
  • Spread the chocolate mixture over the pie and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 1/2 hours before serving.

Comments
  • For the pie crust, you can use chocolate wafers or plain chocolate biscuits. If the wafers are unsweetened, just add a tablespoon of sugar. Be sure to crush them into fine crumbs, if not the crust won't hold. I semi crushed the wafers because I wanted to add some crunch to the crust, but the crust just fell apart when I tried to remove a slice. Nonetheless, chunky wafers + vanilla ice cream was yummy! Just a bit messy.
  • You can use either crunchy or smooth peanut butter. Depends on your own preference. I prefer crunchy because it adds a bit of texture to the pie.
  • For the topping, use dark chocolate with high percentage of cocoa solids. The higher the better. I used 86% cocoa solids dark chocolate. Mainly because I love dark chocolate and the bitterness of it complements the sweetness of the pie really well.
  • You can serve the pie cold or hot. I prefer to serve it warm (microwave for ~20 seconds). This way, the dark chocolate topping is slightly melted. Not to forget the vanilla ice cream!


2 oink oinks...:

Donna-FFW said...

Just had to let you know I mentioned this pie in my blog post today, I was speaking of pies and remembered this from a day when I was searching your archives:)

pigpigscorner said...

Thanks for mentioning Donna! Your banana pudding pie looks amazing as well!

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