You are all in for a treat today, let me tell you.
We’ll get to the pie in a minute but first, let’s talk about how it’s Thursday!! Who has fun weekend plans?
Ooh, I do, I do!
This Friday I am going to check out an amazing singer who happens to be a family friend of ours! Her performer name is Jet Tangerine and she does some awesome covers as well as beautiful original songs. She will be playing at a neighborhood pub on Friday night in Langley so I am going with a few friends to check her out!
If you want to see what she’s all about and listen to some of her lovely music, I am sure she would appreciate you stopping by her YouTube channel! You can also find her on Facebook. It’s always great to support local up and coming artists and I would be so grateful if you would all show her some love! Tell her I sent you
Oh, and if you live in the Langley area, feel free to stop in, it is an open event at Barons Manor Pub in Port Kells. Jet will be playing on and off from 6-9pm.
My weekend of fun doesn’t end there either! I am heading out to my friends cabin, just 3 of us ladies are planning a lovely relaxing weekend on a secluded island. OoOoh! Sounds wonderful right? I think we will probably enjoy a few bottles of wine as well.
It’s so important to have time with your friends, just as much as it is for guys to have their “Man Time” as well.
One last thing before we move on to the recipe, I would love love love to do a fun giveaway once we reach 1500 likes on Facebook! If you could head over there and give me a like and maybe share with your friends, that would be great! I will announce the giveaway once we get to that big 1500! Only 188 to go.
Okay, lets get on to some food considering that’s what this site is all about, right? Who am I kidding? I just write about what I want!
But for now, what I want is some peanut butter pie!
I played around with this recipe once as a ‘test run’ since I was making it for a dinner party, I wanted to make sure it turned out the way that I wanted it to. It was pretty good the first time but I think I got it even better the second time. I also learned some things which helped me make it perfect!
I originally wanted to serve it at cool room temperature but when I tried that it just melted, so I ended it serving it frozen. It’s kind of strange though because it doesn’t actually seem like it is frozen, because of the texture, it just seems cold, its’ still fluffy and delicious.
I topped it off with some grated dark chocolate because it looks pretty and tastes good.
My family gobbled down two of these pies in about 3 days, so that just shows how much you NEED to make this. Like now.
Stop what you’re doing and make this pie, it only takes like 2o minutes and it is soooo worth it…
…Unless you ask my love handles, then they would say maybe not so much.
Sorry I didn’t get a photo of it cut, but I didn’t really want to bring a cake with a slice out of it to a dinner party, I don’t think that is really acceptable…or is it?
Miss Delish asks:
Do you make a point of setting aside time with your friends?
If so, what do you normally do together?
- 1 cup nilla wafer crumbs
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1 package cream cheese, room temperature
- 3/4 peanut butter
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup grated dark chocolate
In a small bowl, mix together the cookie crumbs and melted butter until the crumbs are moistened. Pour the crumbs into the bottom of a 10 inch springform pan. Spread them out so they cover the bottom of the pan and then press them into place firmly with your fingers, there should be no loose crumbs left.
Place the pan in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to set the crust.
In the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, add the whipping cream. Whip the cream on medium high until soft peaks form. Remove to a separate bowl and set aside for a moment.
You can just continue using the same bowl, it isn't necessary to clean it. Add the cream cheese, and peanut butter and whip on medium high speed until well mixed and there are no lumps of cream cheese. Add about 1/4 cup of the half and half and mix until combined. Add the powdered sugar and mix again. Add the rest of the half and half until well mixed, use a spatula and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Mix one last time.
Remove the bowl from the mixer and carefully fold in the whipping cream. The mixture will look somewhat swirled with darker bits from the peanut butter mix and lighter from the whipped cream. Pour into the prepared crust and smooth out the top so it is even. Top with the grated chocolate and freeze for 2-3 hours before serving.
Take the pie out of the freezer when ready to serve and cut into wedges, this pie cuts fairly easily, I did not need to use a hot knife or anything.
Serve immediately! Enjoy.