Sunday, September 11, 2011

Peanut Butter Pie with Pretzel Crust

I made this beauty for my dad's 62nd birthday.  I found the recipe here.

2 cups broken salted pretzel sticks
1/4 cup brown sugar
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1-8 oz pkg. reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
Handful of dry roasted peanuts, chopped
1 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  1. To make the crust, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Using a food processor, finely grind the pretzels, and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Transfer to a bowl, then stir in the melted butter.
  2. Press evenly over the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Bake until light brown around the edges, about 18 minutes. Let cool on a rack.
  3. To make the filling, beat together 1 cup peanut butter, cream cheese and brown sugar in large bowl with an electric mixer on medium, until well combined.
  4. Whip the heavy cream on medium-high until soft peaks form. Stir 1/3 of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture to lighten it up. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold in the remaining whipped cream until thoroughly combined. Spoon mixture into pie shell and smooth to edges of pie.
  5. To top, sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Put chocolate and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments at 50% power, stirring after each. Continue until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  6. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag and snip a tiny bit off the corner. Hold the bag over the pie and drizzle the melted chocolate in a zig-zag pattern. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

Glad you liked it!

Anonymous said...

Whoa! That looks pretty:)