Friday, May 24, 2013

Ultimate Peanut Butter Pie

In case I've never mentioned it before, I am in fact, a resident of The Peanut Capital of the World. Jealous? I thought so... In the Fall we, here in the Peanut Capital of the World, have a week long festival to celebrate all things peanut. Through the years, I've had many versions of the peanut butter pie. Peanut Butter pie is a truly a classic Southern dessert.  Most of the recipes I've seen for the pies are made using frozen whipped topping. I'm just not a fan of the stuff. Anything that looks and tastes like cream but contains no dairy just kinda scares me. The original recipe for this pie was also made with whipped topping but I decided to just whip up some cream and see what happened. Well let me tell you, it made a heavenly combo of peanut and cream. This is one decant pie, a creamy peanut buttery filling studded with chocolate and peanut butter chips, all held together with an Oreo cookie crust. Is your mouth watering yet?!? I made this pie for our family Memorial Day get together but I would be a perfect Father's day celebration pie as well. That sounds like a good excuse to make it again!

The Ultimate Peanut Butter Pie
Source: Year of Alabama Food, Original Oyster House, Gulf Shores

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon KahlĂșa
2 cups plus 3 Tablespoons powdered sugar
2 cups whipping cream
1/2 cup peanut butter chips, plus more for garnish (optional)
3/4 cup miniature chocolate chips
1 Oreo pie shell

Put the cream  3 Tablespoons powdered sugar into a mixing bowl and whip on high until it holds stiff peaks. In an mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese, peanut butter, KahlĂșa and 2 cups of the powdered sugar until well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. Stir about 1/4 of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture. Gently fold in the remaining whipped cream.  Pour into prepared pie shell.  Refrigerated pie for at least 4 hours.Garnish with peanut butter chips and chocolate sprinkles.  Serve cold with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.


Grace @ Perpetual Nomming said...

This looks ridiculously creamy and fluffy... My dad loves peanut butter. Early father's day gift?!

bellini said...

With both peanut butter and chocolate chips this is a dream.

Erin said...

I am jealous that you live in the PB capital! Also jealous of this pie.

grace said...

this looks thicker than mine, plus there's kahlua. in other words, nicely done. :)

bakeorbreak said...

I love, love, love peanut butter pie. I've never thought to add Kahlua, which I also love. Yum!

Anonymous said...

This pie is amazing! It is light and fluffy but don't let that fool you it has incredible flavor.