Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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Ingredients

For the Crust

*I bought a chocolate Keebler pie crust

  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
  • 8 ounces Nabisco Chocolate Wafers finely ground in a food processor to make 2 cups of crumbs

 Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cold heavy cream

 Topping

  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup salted roasted peanuts, chopped (I used caramel flavored peanuts)

Instructions                                                              Bake 375°
Crust for 10 mins.
CRUST

~ Combine the chocolate and butter,
~ Microwave mixture at high power check every 20-seconds until the chocolate is just      melted.
~ Stir well, then stir in the cookie crumbs.
~ Press the cookie crumbs evenly over the bottom and up the rim of a 9-inch pan with       a removable bottom.

Filling
~ Beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and vanilla together.
~ Whip the heavy cream until firm.
~ Fold half of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture to loosen it, then fold       in the remaining whipped cream.
~ Spoon the filling into the crust, smoothing the surface.
~  Refrigerate uncovered for about 1 hour.

Topping
~ Combine chocolate with the heavy cream.
~ Microwave at high power check every 20  until the chocolate is just melted.
~ Stir the chocolate topping until blended, then let cool till warm.
~ Spread the chocolate topping over the chilled peanut butter filling.
~ Sprinkle the chopped peanuts on top of the pie.

Chill uncovered in refrigerator for 3 more hours.

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About Tammy

Blogging was not around the first 30 years of my life. Back in the old days, blogging review about something. Usually the person writing this review was a professional in their field. Since than blogging has changed how we share and learn information. Today bloggers are not necessarily professionals. They are usually ordinary people which want to share what they were impressed by or that have changed their lives. With trepidation I consulted my friends about being a blogger. Their first question was invariably, why? At first, I could not articulate why. Finally, I realize it was three events that happened to me within a month that led me to create this project. Please indulge me, and follow my train of thought as I attempt to connect the dots.create your own world. We've created a set of roleplaying First, over the summer I participated in a role play site. Within this site, there are hundreds of plots you can write for. Once you choose a plot you create a character profile. Then with other writers you collaborate on a storyline that supports the plot. I love this process. Not only did my writing improve, but fills a void I have when I’m not writing. Unfortunately, the story lines never last long enough and I’m left wanting more to write. Secondly, my husband believes we live on this vast farm. Through the years he has cultivate an enormous dwarf orchard which provides not only enough produce for us but also for ALL our neighbors, friends and family. The reality is we live on a normal size lot in the middle of a city. Nevertheless, we pick buckets and buckets of pears, cherries, apples, kiwis, plums and figs. Sadly, when I make pies from our abundance the only people around to eat it….is us. We honestly do not need the extra calories so I considered not baking any more pies. Than this project developed where I could share my pies. Thirdly, for the 3rd or 4th time I’ve watched the movie “Julie and Julia”. I have always marvel at how Julie makes herself this challenge of cooking every recipe (524 to be exact) from Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking." cook book all in one year. No matter her obstacles she preservers. For years I have secretly admired Julie. I’ve often wish I had the courage to do what she did. So because I don’t have enough to do in my life. Why not start a blog about something? After bouncing what seem like a million ideas I came up with this crazy project. A blog about pies. Tammy’s Pie Lab Sigh…… so my blog is about pies, pies and more pies. Here are my plans. I have picked the most unusually dessert pies I can find. As you can see this is not just a blog but also an experiment. I am going to cook one pie every week for a year. I have eight pie tasters that will critique each pie. To prevent any preconceived notions of how the pie should taste. I will withhold the pie’s name until after it is critique. Then I will post the history, the recipe, and the critiques of the pie. In addition, there will be some experiments, countless websites to explore and everything you wanted to know about pies and more.
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