Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter “Pi”

I had to make a contribution to Pi day today so I pulled out an old favorite recipe – Peanut Butter Pie.  I started making Peanut Butter Pie in 1983 when I went to Florida for a week and ended up staying for the summer. My friend Alice and I tasted this pie at a restaurant and then got them to tell us how to make it.

I’m not usually a very persuasive person but for some reason the restaurant generously gave us the recipe and we couldn’t believe how simple it was to make.   And so we made it a lot, along with shrimp fettuccine and wedge salads.  Great food memories.

This recipe is incredibly easy but tastes much more complicated. In fact this was an award-winning recipe for Olivia when she was 10 years old and participating in 4-H at her school.  She entered a “Peanutrition” contest and won with this recipe.  Not sure how nutritious it is but it won anyway and she got a coveted 4-H blue ribbon and 10-year old fame and fortune.

Maybe this recipe will bring you fame and fortune, too.

Peanut Butter Pie

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 pint whipping cream, whipped and with 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

1 shortbread pie crust

With a mixer, blend together the cream cheese, peanut butter and powdered sugar. Fold in about 1/2 of the whipped cream.  Place the mixture in a pie crust.  Use the rest of the whipped cream for the top of the pie.  Chill at least two hours before serving. Garnish with chocolate syrup.

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2 Responses to Peanut Butter “Pi”

  1. Anonymous March 14, 2017 at 9:50 pm #

    Haven’t had peanut butter pie in so long. YUM!

  2. Merry Carol Cotton March 15, 2017 at 6:02 am #

    Not a lover of p-butter but plan to make and take to social event soon…it looks like an easy breezy make.

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