*I use pumpkin puree in place of pumpkin pie filling. Would be way too sweet with the pie filling methinks.
This is all that remained after hosting 3 of M's players for dinner last night.
So this is probably M's favorite dessert that I make. It is a frequent birthday request and it has also become the pie I make for Meal Train occasions (baby, illness, etc.) The last time I made it for new parent friends, I got in big trouble for not making a second one for us. So when we delivered dinner to some new parent friends on Sunday, I made a double recipe and a very happy husband. The recipe comes from my mom's friend V and it is dangerous. Make at your own risk.
Peanut Butter Pie
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup chopped Mr. Goodbar
1 cup semisweet chips*
Beat cream cheese, peanut butter, and powdered sugar until blended. Beat in 1/4 cup cream. In a medium bowl with clean beaters, beat 3/4 cup cream until stiff. Stir 1/4 of the whipped cream into peanut butter mixture. Gently fold in remaining whipped cream. Pour half of filling into pie shell and spread evenly. Sprinkle on 1/2 cup candy bar. Pour on remaining filling, spreading evenly. Freeze until firm , about 3 hours.
*In a small saucepan, heat remaining 1/2 cup cream over medium-low heat until hot. Add chocolate chips and remove from heat. Whisk until melted and smooth. Set glaze aside to cool.
Before serving, spread chocolate glaze over pie. Sprinkle with remaining candy bar. Refrigerate 30 min or until glaze sets and pie softens slightly.
*I don't ever add the chocolate glaze. I think it takes away from all of the glorious peanut butter-ness of the pie.