Monday, April 30, 2012

Delightfully Yummy Frozen Peanut Butter Pie



Who doesn't love peanut butter, caramel, chocolate and pretzels? Okay, I am sure there are many of you out there that would say yes to one of these ingredients. So this pie is not for you, including my Mike, he doesn't like peanut butter. But if you like these ingredients then this pie will definitely be one that you would love.

This was one of the desserts that I made for my daughter Lisa's birthday last week. She had asked for a yellow cake with chocolate frosting. The cake is easy enough to make and she loved it, but this cake is not one of the favorites in my family. So being the person that I am I wanted to make everyone happy, so I made this delightful pie. My son-in-law Doug told Lisa that this pie was the best pie he had ever eaten. I don't think that you get a better compliment that.

I have submitted this pie to the Zuuzs Grand Spring Recipe Challenge. You can go to zuuzs.com to vote for my pie. The voting will begin in a day or two, I have been told that they are working on it. I will update this post once the voting has begun. So if you have a minute and would be so kind to go to zuuzs.com to vote for me I would really appreciate it. I do want to let you know you will have to sign up at zuuzs.com in order to place a vote.




 Delightfully Yummy Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
Prepare crust:
1 1/2 cups finely crushed pretzels
1/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons melted butter
Combine finely crushed pretzels, sugar, and   melted butter in a 9 inch pie pan, mix well and press firmly into the pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 7 to 10 minutes. Set on cooling rack and cool completely.
Chocolate layer:
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 cup of milk chocolate chips
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
In a small saucepan bring whipping cream to a simmer. Once the cream comes to a simmer remove from heat, add milk chocolate chips. and light corn syrup. Cover and let set for about 2 minutes. Beat the chocolate, cream, and light syrup until smooth and glossy. Pour this over the cooled crust and refrigerate until the chocolate is cooled and set.
Caramel layer:
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 cup whipping cream
In the mean time prepare caramel layer. In a small sauce pan combine  butter, brown sugar,  light corn syrup, and whipping cream. Stirring constantly bring this to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Cool to almost room temperature and pour over chocolate layer. Reserve about 2 tablespoons of caramel sauce to drizzle over top of pie
Peanut butter layer:
8 ounce of cream cheese
1 1/2 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon butter
1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
2 cups of whipping cream
In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese (make sure the cream cheese is room temperature) until fluffy. To this add the peanut butter, vanilla, butter, and powdered sugar. Beat all ingredients until well blended and fluffy, set aside. In another large mixing bowl beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture until well blended. Pour over the caramel layer.
Topping:
Drizzle over top of pie with the remaining caramel (this may need to be heated a little until it is runny enough to pour), then drizzle 3 tablespoons of melted peanut butter (melted in the microwave until slightly runny), and sprinkle with 3 tablespoons of chopped milk chocolate chips. Freeze 3 to 5 hours before serving.



22 comments:

  1. that pie looks insanely delicious.

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  2. wow...and I love a pretzel crust with this....no one would resist in my house!

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  3. OMG! This is like my dream come true with all my favorites in one pie! Looks absolutely divine & so tempting! I will definitely try this recipe even though my hubby don't really like PB same as your Mike! Thanks for sharing & Happy Belated birthday to your daughter Lisa! :)

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  4. I have not made this pie in years...but I don't recall it being so insanely amazing like yours!
    From now on I will be following your recipe, to make sure it turns out like yours. How can anyone not like this beautiful creamy, peanut butter ultimate goodness?...unless they don't like peanut butter; but as for me and my family, we love it and LOVE your most amazing pie!
    I'm so glad the soup turned out good, so easy, yummy, and comforting:DDD
    BTW-I thought I was following your blog, and now I made sure I am...invite you to follow, as well.
    (sorry, but I don't know your first name)
    Hugs,

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  5. My kids would be so thrilled if I made this for them. What a great combination of ingredients!

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  6. Oh my goodness - I've just had supper but now I'm hungry again!! sooooo delicious :)
    Mary x

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  7. I've never made a peanut butter pie, and now I'm wondering why I haven't. Looks so GOOD!

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  8. What a delectably delicious pie! I love all the components you put together! Insane.

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  9. look delicious and amazing!

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  10. MUST make this immediately....is whipping cream like cool whip?

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  11. I love all the ingredients, your cake is fantastic, I 'll wait for the reminder to vote for you!
    Ciao!

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  12. I'm dying this looks so good! Wow!

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  13. I wish I did like peanut butter because this looks wonderful. The only time I have ever eaten peanut butter was when I was pregnant with my youngest and then I couldn't get enough of it. Never touched it since. Strange isn't it!!!

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  14. Even if it didn't taste good -- I love the look of this pie. It's beautiful! Lol. But I know it must be a good one with all those yummy ingredients. I'll be voting for you. :)

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  15. This pie is calling to me!! I love everything in it, so I'd definitely eat a slice (or two!)

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  16. What is not to love about peanut butter!
    YUM.
    Looks so beautiful...

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  17. Wow, all of the layers of this pie sounds delicious...what a awesome treat :)
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  18. I just want you to know I have thought about this pie for the past two days. I had a dream with this pie.

    Seriously. And I've never eaten it!

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  19. I love everything in this pie! Looks amazing!

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  20. This is such a gorgeous pie and it sounds incredible!!!! Off to vote :)

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  21. Looks delicious! I am new follower :)

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