Dear Peanut Butter, I love you. XOXO, Renee. I will eat PB straight from the jar and a 100 other ways too. I am not the only one in my house who loves peanut butter. My husband is right there with me. The hounds come running when I open the jar. I even buy PB flavored doggie treats. When it was time to make something for my husband for his birthday – peanut butter pie was it.
This is one smooth and creamy pie. It has a crust made with Oreo cookies. I had to make two crusts for this pie. The first one was a complete failure. Silly me went by the instructions to the letter. I knew something was wrong when I stirred in the melted butter and the mixture was wet, as in way too wet. It said to bake it until firm so I went with it. When I took the puddle of crust out of the oven I poured it out and started over. I cut the amount of butter in half and the second one was just right.
I made a few other adjustments. The original recipe filling was too thick. I added some half-n-half which made it lighter in texture and more creamy. I also did not cover it with ganache. My husband does not want that much chocolate in his peanut butter pie. I decided to decorate it with mini peanut butter cups. Plus it gave me a reason to buy those mini PB cups I have been eyeing in the store for a long time.
How much do you like peanut butter? Are you good with a spoon and the jar, not a fan of it, or somewhere in between? I’m good with it in so many ways. This pie is one at the top of the list. I have also made some mighty good cookies too. Next time I might make something savory like a Thai peanut sauce. Stay tuned…