11.02.2011

Peanut Butter Icebox Pie




A lovely old-fashioned icebox pie.  I've searched and searched for a Peanut Butter Pie recipe that's the perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate.  I've come across freezer pies which are good, but not what I was looking for, and pies that either have too much peanut butter or not quite enough.  

I finally took the best things from 3 different recipes and now have, in my opinion, the perfect Peanut Butter Pie!




Icebox Peanut Butter Pie
makes 1 - 9" pie

Crust:
16 Oreo Cookies, broken into rough pieces
4 T unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Pie:
1 1/2 c. marshmallow creme
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c. heavy cream, separated
1/2 c. - 1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter {depending on how much peanut butter flavor you want}
2 T. unsalted butter, softened
1/4 c. chocolate chips

For the crust:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In a food processor, process the cookies until finely ground.  Add the 4 T. melted butter and pulse until incorporated.  Sprinkle mixture into a 9" pie plate.  Press the crumbs evenly across the bottom and up the sides.  Bake until fragrant, 10-15 minutes.  Let it cool completely.

For the pie:
In a large bowl, beat together the marshmallow creme, cream cheese, 1/2 c. of the heavy cream, 1/2 cup peanut butter and the butter on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Taste.  If you want more peanut butter flavor, add more, 1/2 cup at a time.




In a small bowl beat the remaining 1c. heavy cream until stiff peaks form.  With a rubber spatula fold the heavy cream into the marshmallow creme mixture and pour into the cooled pie crust.  Refrigerate 2 hours. 

In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips.  Drizzle over the pie.  Cover pie loosely with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated until serving.






2 comments:

Erin said...

I made your peanut butter pie on the weekend. Oh....my....god. It is truly one of the yummiest things I've ever tasted. THANK YOU!!!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Thanks for the feedback Erin - I'm so glad you enjoyed it!