Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pie Day at School....

Teenagers...can't they make it for themselves???  That's OK. Luckily I LOVE to bake.  So this is what my 16 year old son is taking to school tomorrow - Peanut Butter Pie.  Oh! Not just any peanut butter pie.  MY peanut butter pie.  If I could enter into the Pillsbury Bake-Off I would.  But I don't think I have enough of the ingredients.  So here you go...I will share it with the world.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie

Chocolate Crust
3/4 cup plus 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa (can omit)
Heat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl, mix all crust ingredients until soft dough forms. Press firmly and evenly against bottom and side of ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.

Pie Filling
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 cup cocoa powder
In medium bowl, beat 1 cup whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Set aside. In another medium bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, & cocoa powder with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth; fold in whipped cream. Pour and spread on crust. Refrigerate about 2 hours.

1/3 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream over medium heat until hot (do not boil); remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Let stand 5 minutes. Drizzle chocolate mixture over filling.
Garnish top with peanuts.
Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.
Store covered in refrigerator.

My son tells me the kids LOVED it!  It's nice to get a text from a teenage boy just to hear that!  :)

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