Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://cookingrut.blogspot.com/2009/06/peanut-butter-and-chocolate-pie.html

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons melted butter
4 ounces bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
cup milk
Chocolate Sauce (recipe follows)
cup Sweetened Whipped Cream (1 whipped and sweetened with ¼ cup powdered sugar)

Preparation

2
In a saucepan, melt the butter and a 1/4 cup peanut butter together. Add to the graham cracker crumbs. Mix thoroughly.
3
Press into the bottom and half-way up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
4
Bake until golden, about 6-8 minutes. Cool completely.
5
In another saucepan, heat a 1/2 cup heavy cream. Add 4 ounces of chocolate. Turn off the heat and stir until all the chocolate is melted.
6
Pour chocolate mixture into the crust. Put in the refrigerator for at least an hour to set up.
7
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar until creamy. Add 3/4 cup of peanut butter. Beat until smooth.
8
Add the milk and chocolate chips. Beat well.
9
In another mixing bowl, whip 2 cups of cream until soft peaks form. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and continue to beat until firm (be careful not to over do it).
10
Fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture.
11
Spoon into the crust on top of the chocolate layer. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
12
Add a layer of whipped cream to the top and serve with chocolate sauce.

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About

I think I've said this before but I'll say it again... (Are you listening Nobel people?)

Whomever was the first person who put peanut butter and chocolate together deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. Why? Because it makes everyone happy and peaceful.

This dessert is rich and filling but light. It is a a nice blend of chocolate and peanut butter with a crunchy crust. Now I sound like a food critic. Shame on me.

Go on... live a little.

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8.0

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December 28, 2009

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