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