Peanut Butter Pie

I couldn’t even think of an adjective to describe this pie, it’s so good.

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Perfect?

Well, almost.

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Scrumptious?

Sounds like it’s from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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Marvelous?

Too comic book-y.

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Fantastic?

Too 9th Doctor.

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So it’s just “Peanut Butter Pie” with whatever adjective you choose. And it’s delicious.

I can’t take any kind of credit for this pie. Actually my friend (and loyal reader) Celia C called me and said that she makes a pie that is perfect, scrumptious, marvelous, and fantastic and would I like to write about it?

So of course I said “hellz yes!”,

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–grabbed my camera and some ingredients (per her instruction) and went on over.

A little background on Celia C.

As you may have astutely observed from her moniker, Celia C has Celiac Disease, which means that her body is intolerant to gluten. She and I are putting our heads together and will have some more stuff for you on the gluten-free lifestyle soon.

Here’s a sneak peek–it’s what we ate for breakfast in order to have enough energy to slave over this pie.

gluten free breakfast

Eggs in bell pepper rings, hash browns, and bacon. Yum.

But this pie…

…can be gluten-free in addition to being more tasty than just about anything. The way we made it today is not gluten-free, but I’ll describe how to make a gluten-free crust in exquisite detail. You’ll feel like you were there.

Ok, first thing–gather the cast for toothsome dish:

  • 1 cup CREAMY peanut butter (crunchy does yucky texture things)
  • 1 pint (2 cups for those of you who failed 2nd grade math) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Oreo pie crust (store bought or homemade)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch o’ salt

If you’re a celiac like Celia C you’ll need to make your own pie crust from gluten-free Oreos and 3 Tablespoons of melted butter.

Do it this way (you need to do this part a day ahead):

(1) Preheat oven to 350. (2)Empty entire package of cookies into the food processor (about half the package if using regular Oreos) and crumble with the metal blade. (3) Once it’s all crumbly, add melted butter and process more. The result should be kinda like wet sand (yum!). (4) Empty food processor into a pie plate and press it into the bottom and about half the height of the edges. (5) Bake for about 15 min. Let it cool to room temperature and then stick it in the fridge overnight.

[TIP: This procedure works with any kind of dry or filling cookie except for chocolate chip cookies (sorry)]

Okay, that’s the Celia C crust. My way was to walk into Kroger and purchase a pre-made crust. Hey, sometimes you have to make sacrifices.

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Allrighty then–

grab 2 mixing bowls–1 smallish and 1 largish.

Pour  1/4 of the heavy cream (this means 1/4 pint or 1/2 cup) into the smallish bowl.

cream

No need to be exact. Pour the rest of the cream into the largish bowl.

2 bowls of cream

Add the peanut butter to the smallish bowl. It will look like a lump of dog shit. Ignore this.

lump

(hint: to make sure the peanut butter doesn’t stick to the measuring cup, spray it with cooking spray) (not paid sponsorship for Pam)

it really does work

Using a fork, gently start to fold the heavy cream and peanut butter together. It will be slow and odd looking at first, but never give up!

yep, doesn't look good

Once it’s completely folded in it should look like this:

like nothing ever happened

In the largish bowl, add the powdered sugar, salt,

dry ingredients

and vanilla.

vanilla

Using a hand mixer, beat the contents of the largish bowl until it forms peaks and looks like that classiest of confection-toppers, Cool Whip.

start the mixing

It will take a while. Again, patience is rewarded.

holding peaks

Once the contents of the largish bowl hold peaks, pour the peanut butter mixture into the largish bowl,

dumped

add the chocolate chips, and combine until it turns a lovely neutral taupe. Goes with anything.

starting to mix

lovely

Pour into the pie crust.

ol' cheatin' store bought pie crust

poured

Refrigerate for 3 hours or freeze.

yum yum yummy

suck it, martha.

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