American Pie Council

2017 Professional Entry

 

Silky Peanut Butter Pie


Silky Peanut Butter Pie

Crust

2 cups peanut butter sandwich cookies, crushed
2 Tablespoons sugar
6 Tablespoons melted butter

Combine ingredients and line bottom and sides of pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Ganache

4 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
½ cup heavy cream

Place chocolate in a medium sized bowl. In small saucepan, heat heavy cream until hot. Pour over chocolate and stir until smooth. Spread this mixture in the bottom of the pie crust and refrigerate to chill.

Filling

1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
4 pasteurized eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a mixer bowl, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add peanut butter and mix until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating for about 5 minutes after each one. Pour mixture into pie shell and refrigerate. Garnish pie with fresh whipped cream, chopped honey roasted peanuts and peanut butter cup candies.

Tammi Carlock
Chickamauga, GA
Peanut Butter Category