March 14, 2013

{Pi Day} Peanut Butter Pie + More!

Hi Everyone!

Today is Pi Day.  I am not really qualified to discuss pi with you, but I am qualified to discuss pie.
I figure those interested in pi are also interested pie.

Let's do this thing!

First I bring you my leeetle siiiiister's Frozen Peanut Butter Pie.


My sister lives in Washington and whenever she comes to visit our friends line up with their PB Pie requests. The line is long.  Longer than 3.14 for sure.

As such, this pie is one of my favorites because it reminds me of my siiiister, who I don't see enough and miss often.  And as sweet as this post of pie ode to my sister is, she probably hates me right now since she is gluten and dairy free at the moment.

Siister, I promise we'll find a gluten and dairy free way to make this!

Until then, peanut butter and cream cheese should be friends.


When I think of this pie I do think of my sister but what I picture are her hands.  Where I often feel clumsy in food or craft there is something elegant about the way she moves her hands when cooking and creating.

Once your peanut butter and cream cheese are together, you should whip it.
Whip it good.


If you are my sister you will seamlessly move this delicious contraption to another bowl.  If you are me it will blob into the bowl while some spills on the counter and you.

The original recipe of this delicious pie called for Cool Whip.  Cool Whip scares me.  It must have at least 3.14 x more chemical ingredients than good old whipped cream.  So instead of getting on the Cool Whip bus, I think you should just whip some cream.  My sister agrees.


Upon a visit from my sister two things happen: this pie and the onset of "let's make fun of Sarah day".  (I'm Sarah, in case you were wondering.)
"Let's make fun of Sarah day" consists of The Cyclist and Sister picking on me incessantly   I want to say their behavior is plain mean, but mostly it just makes me laugh.



It's funny how something as simple as a Peanut Butter Pie can bring 3 people together in teasing, fun and good eats.  Hey, if I add The Munchkin to the mix, I think that brings us to 3.14!


So, enjoy your sister, make fun of her and make pie.....or pi.



Ingredients:
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
1 pint heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
10 oz. jar of fudge topping
1 Oreo crust

How To:
Mix peanut butter, cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until well blended.  If using a stand mixer, transfer to a separate bowl.
Whip heavy whipping cream, remaining sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.  Transfer about 1/3 of the whipped cream to a separate bowl (this is for the topping) cover and place in the refrigerator.
Combine the peanut butter mixture to the remaining whipped cream and mix well.
Pour the batter into the Oreo crust.
Top with a 10 ounce jar of your favorite fudge topping.
Cover and place in the freezer for 2 to 4 hours or until it's set.
Once ready to serve, top with the remaining whipped cream, slice and enjoy.

Hey wait!  I have something else for you.  For the love of pie, I bring you these delicious looking pies from around the web.


Row 1: Shoofly Pie, Snickerdoodle Pie, Candied Yam Pie, S'mores Pie
Row 2: Chocolate Covered Pretzel Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Mud Pie, Cranberry & Wild Blueberry Pie
Row 3: Salted Honey Pie, Strawberry Skillet Pie, Apple Pie, Banana Cream Pie
Row 4: Banoffee Pie, Biscoff Butter (cookie butter) Pie

Oh my pie!  What's you're favorite pie?  Mine is Huckleberry, shown here as served at our wedding.



Enjoy Pi Day!  And if you're out there saying you like cake, well this is what I have to say to that...


P.S. Don't forget to follow me on Pinterest!  (It was the source for all of those delicious pie finds).









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2 comments:

  1. I just found your blog & was drawn by the fact that your husband is a cyclist (well that & the fact that you guys like to eat). I am a hopeful cyclist & want to get into that. I would love a post about how to get into it, just sayin'. I'm also excited about this post b/c my husband's fav cookies are peanut butter, so I'm thinking he might actually like this pie. I'm definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for the post :)

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    1. Hi Candi! Thanks for stopping by. I like your idea about getting into cycling, I'm going to try and put something together about that. In the meantime, I would check with your local bike shop, they should be able to direct you to local teams or clubs. If you really want to get into cycling, that would be the best place to start. :) Good luck!

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