The very best recipes are the ones passed down from generation to generation with individual spins put on them.
This Peanut Butter Pie recipe comes from Bald Lover’s 94 year old grandmother that we call “MiMi”. Mimi is one helluva old fashioned cook, but this pie is as simple as can be. I’ve found variations of it on the web, but none that turn out like this.
Gather your ingredients – you’re going to need:
For one pie:
1 graham cracker pie crust (can easily make your own)
4oz pkg cream cheese
1/2 Cup creamy Peanut Butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
12oz Whip Cream (we use 1 and 1/3 of the 8oz tubs, never found 12oz tub)
A mixing Bowl, Measuring Cups
A Fork or stirring spoon(mixes better with this, could use a hand mixer but it’s more trouble than helpful)
Strong Muscles. You’re stiring cream cheese and PB 🙂
It’s important that everything goes in order for this to whip up properly.
Start off by mixing the cream cheese and powdered sugar together – it’s going to look a bit funky, don’t despair, it means you’re doing it right.
Just keep mixing it until it turns into little pieces of sugary coated cream cheese.
Now it’s time to add in your peanut butter. This is really to taste. We add in 1 and 1/4 cup and it gives the lightest fluffiest texture coupled with a very subtle peanut butter flavor, we’re peanut butter lovers, and this is perfect.
And here’s where we make it fluffy, dump in the whipped cream and mix, mix, mix until it’s a very light brown ball of whipped cream goodness, like this.
Now dump it in your pie shell. — seriously, that’s it 🙂
Of course, we always garnish ours with something, anything really. We’ve tried chocolate syup which is really good, we have tried crushed up oreos and crushed up peanut butter cups, both taste good but look gross. For this one, I just used a chunk of hershey’s candy bar and a fine grater to garnish the top.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
Then lick the bowl perfectly clean – there’s nothing raw in here, so it’s wrong to leave it in the bowl
Afterwards, don’t clean up anything. Pretend you have something uber important to tend to in your bedroom and leave mom with the mess. Figures.