Tuesday, September 7, 2010
no bake peanut butter pie
joythebaker has this on her site but as a no bake peanut butter tart. i cheated. i had a graham cracker pie crust that had been sitting in the pantry forrrever...so i used it!
peanut butter pie
if you want to make your own crust:
12 double graham crackers (the kind that measure about 5 x 2 1/2-inches)
6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
pinch of salt
Crust the graham crackers in a food processor, in a plastic back with a rolling pin or with your hands in a bowl. Make sure they are very well crumbled with no large chunks remaining. Add the melted butter and stir thoroughly, making sure all of the crumbs receive some butter love. Pour the graham cracker and butter mixture into a 9-inch tart shell with a removable bottom. Press the mixture along the sides of the tart pan and along the bottom until evenly coated. Carefully place the tart pan in the freezer while you prepare the filling.
1 3/4 cups heavy cream, divided
1 cup natural peanut butter
3/4 (6 ounces) cup cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup plus 2 Tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
To make the filling combine the peanut butter, softened cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in the bowl of an electric mixer fit with a paddle attachment. You can also use the food processor if you’d like.
Blend the three ingredients until thoroughly incorporated, but don’t over blend or some liquids will separate.
In a separate bowl, whip 3/4 cup of heavy cream to soft peaks. Add the whipped cream to the peanut butter mixture and fold together until well incorporated.
Remove the tart pan from the freezer and spoon in the peanut butter filling. Spread evenly. (if you made your crust.)
Whip up the remaining cup of heavy cream to stiff peaks and add to the top of the peanut butter filling. Refrigerate for at least two hours, or overnight.