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Monday, March 21, 2011

Recipe kinda rhymes with FHE...

Sorry, no FHE post for last week. As you might remember, last Monday was March 14th, also known as "Pi Day," as in 3.14159265 etc., and must be commemorated by consuming copious amounts of pie. In other words, totally my kind of holiday. In honor of the day, I made this:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

1 pie crust (homemade or refrigerated...your choice)
3 eggs
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 chocolate chips and then some
1 cup whipped topping
a sprinkling of peanuts

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place your crust in your pie pan. Go ahead and be all fancy by making a cute edge. Or use a fork. Whatever floats your boat. Or pie.
  • Beat together eggs, corn syrup, sugar, peanut butter, and vanilla until well combined.
  • Spread chocolate chips over pie crust, leaving out about a tablespoon to be used later. I used mini chocolate chips (because everything is cuter when it's mini...like Baby) but you can use whatever you'd like. Pour peanut butter mixture over the top.
  • Now comes the tricky part: you need to cover your crust to keep it from getting too brown in the oven. Mostly, I use tin foil loosely pinched around the outer edges. There are also ready-made crust protectors that will do.
  • Place pie in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Carefully remove foil and then bake for another 10-15 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out pretty clean. The top of your pie will be a lovely brown.
  • Let the pie cool for a bit, then cover it and place in the fridge for a couple hours until set and completely cool.
  • Once you're ready for the accolades, spoon the whipped topping on the center of your pie, keeping the edge about two inches from the crust, to show off the filling. Sprinkle topping with remaining chocolate chips and peanuts. Or be like me, realize you don't have any peanuts, and use peanut butter chips instead. Still gets the point across.
  • Be sure to take a picture of your pie to share on your blog...unlike me. I forgot. So I borrowed this one from the Family Circle website because I got the recipe from their magazine.
  • Enjoy!
What is your favorite flavor of pie?


Kristina P. said...

I am not a HUGE pie eater, but I do love the chocolate silk pie from Marie Calendars.

shortmama said...

Oh my yum!! Pie is one of my absolute fave desserts...I dont even think I could pick a fave flavor

Erin said...

My favorite is banana cream, although I have a really easy (and delicious) peanut butter pie recipe that I could eat all day, every day.

My mom is a crust-making MASTER. Her crusts are flaky and perfectly made every single time. (I even have the recipe if you want it.) Like, she could be famous with her crusts. But alas, I get too frustrated because since my pie crusts can't be as perfect as my mom's, I give up too easily and purchase the Pillsbury just-roll-the-dough-out and bake kind.

Popcorn House said...

That looks amazing! I think I would eat it all. Wish we lived close so I could come and eat a piece.

Emmy said...

I like warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream

Debbie said...

I love almost all pies and I really love to bake pies. I think it's almost a lost art. This one looks fabulous.

Jessica said...

I LOVE PIE! Probably one of my most favorite desserts and this really made me want some! Cherry crumble is one of my favs!

Brooke said...

Oh decisions decisions. I love pie. I love pie so much, I can't have it in the house, I will eat the entire pie by myself. If I must decide, I love cocnut cream, and pumpkin and banana cream (don't make me choose!) and a nice warm apple al a mode is a close second.

elesa said...

I love Pumpkin. Oh, I love pumpkin. And I've got an apple pie in the fridge, so now i think I better go eat some.

You know, I was all set to yell at you for giving me ANOTHER craft blog to read, in "Be Different...Act Normal", but I just can't. The stuff she posts is SO CUTE. I don't know how i missed her blog before. It is now my new favorite. So thanks!

Jessica G. said...

elesa - Glad to get another one addicted to BDAN! Love that site...just wish I were a little more crafty.

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