American Pie Council

2018 Professional Entry

 

Sittin on a Ritz Peanut Butter Pie

Sittin on a Ritz – Peanut Butter pie

Crust:
48 ritz crackers (crumbled)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon coco powder
6 Tablespoons melted butter
1 Tablespoon peanut butter
Combine above ingredients until well blended, press into 1o inch pie pan and bake for 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
Fudge layer:
3 cups sugar
1 cup half & half
½ cup butter
7 oz. marshmallow cream
12 oz. crunchy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup flour
Combine sugar half & half, butter – bring to a boil over medium heat cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallow cream, peanut butter, and vanilla – stir together until smooth. Gradually add in flour. With fudge mixture spread into pie crust until bottom is well coated. Remaining fudge can be used as decoration on top or saved for the late night munchies.
PB cream layer:
1 ½ cups peanut butter chips
18 marshmallows
½ cup milk
½ can sweetened condensed milk
Melt these ingredients in a double boiler until smooth and marshmallows are melted. Cool until set. In a mixer beat one cup heavy cream until fluffy and gently fold in peanut butter mixture until smooth and fluffy. Pour this over peanut butter fudge layer, onto this dollop hot fudge sauce and caramel sauce on top and swirl with a knife if desired. Optional, crumble chunks of leftover fudge over the top.