Monday, March 21, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie


When I saw this beautiful pie my new foodie friend Chef Dennis made; I just had to share it with you!  I tweaked it just a bit, sorry Dennis; no-one's recipes are safe in my hands.  I served it on Father's Day and it won rave reviews.  I'm pretty sure my sister-in-law Erin was in love with it!  Go visit my friend Chef Dennis


Graham Cracker Crust
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup melted butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Chocolate Ganache
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Pie Filling
12 ozs. cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups smooth peanut butter
1\4 cup melted butter
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

In a bowl mix together crumbs, butter and sugar.  Grease a 9" pie plate and line bottoms and sides with crumbs.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 8 minutes, let cool.

In a double boiler, heat heavy cream and chocolate chips till melted and smooth.  Pour half in cooled crust and save rest to put on top of chilled pie.  If you don't have a double boiler, which is just a heat proof bowl over a pot of simmering water, put the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted. 

Pour half of the chocolate into the cooled crust and save the rest for the top of the chilled pie.

In a mixer beat cream cheese, scraping sides till creamy.  Add melted butter, peanut butter and sugar.  In a separate bowl whip cream until stiff, fold it into peanut butter mixture.  Put this mixture on top of the chocolate covered crust, chill for a couple of hours.  Pour rest of chocolate on top of pie.  A small offset spatula works for moving the chocolate around, if you don't have one a rubber spatula should work fine.

Garnish with additional whip cream and peanut butter cups if desired.

There was one side effect from this pie; I couldn't put my fork down.

Serves 8.

Enjoy,

Gina

39 comments:

  1. Oooooh so disgustingly rich! I LOVE it!!! Copied the recipe immediately! Thanks!

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  2. Hi Gina
    I am so happy that you made that wonderful pie, It is soooo good!! My girls made cheesecake cupcakes and chocolate cream pies in class tonite, but I think the pb pie is their favorite!!
    Thanks so much for the mention!
    Dennis

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  3. Great, just what I need...a recipe for my weakness! :) Thank you for posting this, Gina. I need to make this, and my other half hates peanut butter and so since this is a community property state it's only fair that I eat his share too!

    I hope you are having a good week!

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  4. I think I just figured out what I'm making my dad for fathers day! thanks for tbd delicious recipe!

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  5. This pie looks amazing. We love peanut butter and chocolate, so you can't go wrong. Love your new site, SP Cookie Queen.

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  6. That looks amazing! It doesn't get much better than PB and chocolate. Have a great day :)

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  7. I'm so making this soon!! Chocolate ganache and peanut butter, enough said :)

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  8. WOW! This sure looks appealingly good! what a great combination.
    Happy weekend,
    Rita

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  9. Hi! So glad i saw your post about moving blogs. Side note: i totally read the address as "spookiequeen"! A spooky queen is equally as fun as a cookie queen ;]

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  10. Hi Rita, so glad you found me.
    Hi Wendy and Andrea.

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  11. The site looks beautiful Gina!! I've heard so much about transferring sites, I hope yours has gone fairly smoothly.
    as for the pie... WOW!! I'm a PB Pie-aholic This one looks ideal!!

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  12. How funny Roxan, I've heard that one a couple times too, so I figured I'd clarify.

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  13. You can run but you can not hide. I'm glad I found the new site. I'll delete my following you on the other. Thanks for that peanut butter pie recipe. I'll need to make that soon!

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  14. I had to do a double take.. I've been away on business all week and just posted my peanut butter pie on Thursday! ha Chocolate and peanut butter make such a wonderful combination :)

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  15. What a nice treat as we visit you in your new home. Good luck, spcookiqueen.

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  16. Hello Spookiequeen! Haha, I guess you better make that Cookie lettering bigger, Gina! Congrats on your new site, I'm digging it. Oh, and your chocolate peanut butter pie looks utterly divine!

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  17. Congratulations Gina, I feel right at home here in your warm and inviting new site. The peanut butter pie is a perfect recipe to celebrate your move. All my best wishes, Patty

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  18. Maya, maybe I should have made the font a tad larger. He He

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  19. You did a fabulous job with this pie! I'd love a slice :)

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  20. Spookiequeen, love it! Fantastic looking pie, nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter...OK chocolate and anything :) So love the new site, sorry I did not realize you were up and running, but you know me always a bit behind :(

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  21. This is a great cake for father's day! And congrats on the move, Gina! it took me some time to come and see you at your new site (sorry...busy schedule...sigh) but you know I'm here! And now you are already in my google reader :)

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  22. Well, I for one adore anything with peanut butter. This sounds so amazing Gina. I'm following you over here now :)

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  23. PB and chocolate in a pie - oh my goodness gracious!! It's heaven!!

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  24. Love love love this pie :) so good and yummy!

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  25. Hi Gina, so glad I caught your post on Foodbuzz! Last time I tried going through my blog-roll and couldn't find you! This pie looks and sounds great, my 13 year old would be in heaven with this creation :o)

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  26. Gina, the pie looks so darn rich, delicious and addictive!
    Angie

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  27. Well, hellooo SPCookieQueen! Sorry that your move had to be so tedious, hopefully that luscious chocolate peanut butter pie made it all worthwhile :)

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  28. This pie look so tasty Gina, so glad I found your new page:) Looks awesome!

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  29. hi Gina! i love the new site. and i love your pie! it looks so rich i'm just drooling over it now :)

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  30. Beautiful pie. I can never get enough of the peanut butter and chocolate combination. The chocolate on the both top and bottom speaks to the chocolate lover in me. :)

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  31. Gina-Found your new "home"...added myself to the follow list, now you have to start to follow us, all over again...LOL.
    Love your "reserved" not-so-new name, because I've seen it on your previous blog, such a catchy name. You will NO DOUBT...be the SPOOKIE QUEEN...minus the C=for cookie?...so CUTE!

    Love your PB chocolate combo pie, so pretty, and decadent!
    xoxo

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  32. Oh you are a temptress. I did see it on Chef Dennis's blog and now you're here tempting me even more. I know it will cure my winter blues.

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  33. YOU MOVED! OH my gosh I got really upset when I wasn't seeing anything from you...haha I am glad I found you :-)

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  34. That looks amazing! Glad to find you are follow again.

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  35. OMG OMG OMG! This is amazing!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  36. Really love this delicious pie and nice blog you've here. I'm following you :)
    Thank you very much for stopping by my blog.

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  37. Hi Gina-I will follow this blog and bookmark your site too. LOVE IT and LOVE this pie! Such torture for me this morning:)

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  38. Gina...I love peanut butter pie...with the chocolate ganache on top...this must be heavenly.

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