Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

My number one son celebrated his birthday in August, and, as I always do, I had him and his family over for gifts and dessert. I seized this opportunity to try a new recipe, opting for one of the richest, most decadent desserts that I could find. This is certainly it! Imagine sinking your teeth into a pie-sized-wedge of a peanut butter cup and you get the picture. This dessert is rich! There is a plus in that. Because it is so rich, you will need to cut small slices, so this pie goes a long way, 10-12 servings easily. It would be a wonderful dessert to serve for your Halloween dinners, particularly if you add a hint of orange drizzle to the top, in a similar fashion to what I did here. 
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie



Crust

1 (14.3 oz) package Oreos

1 stick butter, melted


Filling

1 stick butter, softened

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

1 cup powdered sugar



Topping

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream



Finely crush the Oreos using your favorite method, i.e. a food processor, blender, or smashed in a Ziploc bag. I tend to use the food processor because the entire crust can be easily made in doing so. Stir crumbs together with the melted butter until well combined. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9" pie pan. Freeze crust for 10 minutes until set.

In the work bowl of a stand mixer set to low speed, beat together filling ingredients until smooth and creamy. Spoon the peanut butter mixture over the crust, smoothing top. Return to freezer.


Place chocolate chips and peanut butter in a large glass or heatproof bowl. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring heavy whipping cream to a rolling simmer. Pour the cream over the chocolate chips and peanut butter and let stand for 5 minutes, and then whisk until smooth. Pour the chocolate layer over the peanut butter layer. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour until ready to serve.

4 comments:

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Pattie, the only word I can use is 'scrumptious'. Oh my word, your son must have been over the moon when he saw his birthday dessert.
I think I will wait until I have family over before I make this gorgeous dessert, because knowing my love of chocolate, I would probably indulge, just a little too much.
Best Wishes to you.
Daphne

thepaintedapron.com said...

oh goodness, a giant peanut butter cup!
Jenna

Marigene said...

Oh, that is my second favorite dessert combo...makes me wish I had that piece you just cut from it!

Miz Helen said...

Oh my Pattie,
I will be saving room for a nice slice of this fantastic pie! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen