Saturday, March 1, 2008

Peanut Butter Pies!

I love me some peanut butter. Seriously, it's got to be one of the most perfect foods on the planet. And the fact that it mixes so well with chocolate? Sends my taste buds soaring.

I'm going to share two of my favorite peanut butter pie recipes today. Make them at your own risk - you'll want to eat way more than you should!!

Southern Peanut Butter Pie

1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 9-inch pie crust, unbaked
Preheat oven to 400 F. Blend filling ingredients. Pour into prepared pie shell. Bake at 400 F for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 F and bake for 30-35 minutes longer. Filling should appear slightly less set in center than around edge.

This recipe has a similar consistency to pecan pie, but is wonderfully peanut-buttery. We've also discovered it goes oh-so-well with butter pecan ice cream. Yum!

Decadent Peanut Butter Pie

1 prepared chocolate cookie pie crust
1 cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup sugar
8 oz cream cheese (at room temperature)
12 oz container Cool Whip
1 jar (11.75 oz) hot fudge topping

Combine in a medium bowl the peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar. Gently fold in 3 cups whipped topping. Spoon mixture into the pie shell. Using a spatula, smoth mixture to edges of pie. Reserve 2 tablespoons of hot fudge topping and place remaining hot fudge topping into microwave-safe bowl or glass measuring cup. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir.

Spread hot fudge topping over pie to cover the peanut butter layer. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
Just before serving, spread the remaining Cool Whip over the hot fudge layer, being careful not to mix the two layers. Place the reserved hot fudge in a small plastic bag and knead for a few seconds. Cut a tiny hole in the corner of the bag and drizzle over pie. Do the same with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter going in the opposite direction of the hot fudge topping.

This recipe came from a coupon flier, of all things. I tried it out at Thanksgiving, and OH!! Decadent yumminess. It tastes like a peanut butter hot fudge shake from Sonic, but in pie form. (And if you've never had a peanut butter hot fudge shake from Sonic, go get in your car RIGHT NOW, go to Sonic, and order one. You need it.)

I hope you like it!

By the way, you poor, poor folks with peanut allergies? I'm sorry. Don't make these pies. Don't even think about eating these pies. And have a nice day.

If you'd like more yummy recipes, go over to Saturday Stirrings at FiddleDeeDee!


Deborah said...

I'm originally from Georgia. But for now, I live in Heidelberg, Germany. Our office is having a bake sale for Easter and we were asked to bring something that depicted the area where we are originally from. How wonderful that I ran across your blog. I will definitely be making the 2nd peanut butter pie for the bake sale. In fact, I may have to make TWO - one for the bake sale and one for me! Thanks for the recipes. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

Fresh Girl said...

Both of these sound amazing! I think I may have all the stuff to make the first one right now, so maybe I'll try it out.

If you haven't already, you should link to your post at FiddleDeeDee's Saturday Stirrings. The link to her post is in my latest blog entry. It's not too late for you to join in! :)

Kim said...

Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. Gotta try both. LOVE peanut butter pie, especially if it has some chocolate with it.

Queen B said...

Yum! I can't wait to try both of these. Thanks!!

Heather said...

I think that 2nd recipe is going to find its way to my Easter dinner! Thanks for sharing!

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

You want me to be huge, don't you?

These sound wonderful!