Paula called. She was concerned that yesterday's vegetable pancakes had me forgetting about the four basic food groups: butter, cream, cheese, and more butter. She reminded me to be sure to get my 5 a day in before bedtime. I felt like such a slacker!! I had to redeem myself : )
Truth is, I've had the ingredients for this pie on hand for awhile. I've been waiting for just the right time to make it. My son, who is 2, is allergic to peanuts. The rest of the house loves peanuts. We try to avoid all nuts in our house, but sometimes you have to indulge. I finally had some time to whip this pie up while Jackson was sleeping. I knew the pie would be easy to throw together, leaving time for disinfecting everything.
I had this pie made in about 10 minutes. No, it is not healthy, but it was totally worth the indulgence. My daughter has deemed it better than a buckeye, which is a great peanut butter ball covered in chocolate. I think it is worthy of a 10+ and found it extremely addictive. I made the pie last night and between the three of us, it is already gone!! It is totally sinful, decadent, creamy, and luscious all in one. It's not a heavy dessert, requires no baking, and is served cold, so it is perfect for summer.
Paula's version is served with peanuts sprinkled on top. Our version was served with cool whip and Reese's cups!! Yep, I actually made something more fattening than Paula did!! The Reese cups really topped off this pie wonderfully. This pie is a total delight, one that every peanut butter lover will go crazy for!! One of my favorite desserts to date! I will be making it a lot in the future, especially when I have the chance.
Peanut Butter Pie - adapted from Lady & Sons, Too - Paula Deen
One 3-ounce package cream cheese, room temp
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 and 1/2 cups cool whip
One 8-inch graham cracker crust
1/2 cup chopped peanuts OR go big and get about 8-10 Reese Cups
Whip the cream cheese until fluffy, then beat in the sugar and peanut butter. Slowly add the milk, blending well. Fold the Cool Whip into the cream cheese mixture and spoon this into the pie crust. Sprinkle with peanuts or just before serving sprinkle with Reese Cups.
This pie is best served after it has had a chance to chill for several hours or overnight. It is cold and creamy deliciousness!!
Paula deserves a big kiss for this one!!
P.S. Tomorrow I'll be busy burning off the calories...hmm....3 slices of pie in 2 days!! I better get busy.