Ingredients: 9-inch pie
For pie crust:
- 185 g sweetened Graham chocolate wafers – crushed until fine crumbs
- 85 g unsalted butter – melted
- 1 ½ cups crunchy/smooth peanut butter
- 60 g unsalted butter - room temperature
- 3/4 cup icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 60 g dark chocolate - chopped coarsely
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- 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.
- 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!