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You Asked For It: Decadent Peanut Butter Pie recipe

Decadent Peanut Butter Pie doesn’t have to be baked, making it a perfect choice for summer.

Ellen Folkman | Special to the Times

Decadent Peanut Butter Pie doesn’t have to be baked, making it a perfect choice for summer.

I would love to have a recipe for peanut butter pie. Thank you.

Cindy Roe, St. Petersburg.

We got many recipes for peanut butter pie but most of them were the same except for slight variations (like smooth or crunchy). New Port Richey resident Keith Winsch uses a graham cracker crust. Mary Kent of Pinellas Park uses a bit of milk in the recipe she says was her husband's favorite pie, the one he always asked her to make. Marilyn Kull of Largo uses crunchy peanut butter. We used the recipe submitted by Herbert Graham of Chiefland, who put the pie over the top with the addition of a hot fudge topping. I was unable to find spreadable hot fudge so I used regular, which was difficult to drizzle over the top. If you don't use the spreadable kind, you might want to use chopped-up peanut butter cups as a garnish. It's the perfect summertime pie since you don't have to bake it. It's served chilled, making it the ideal end to a hot Florida day.

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Decadent Peanut Butter Pie

1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

½ cup sugar

1 (12-ounce) container (4 ½ cups) frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided

1 prepared chocolate pie crust

1 (11.75-ounce) jar Smucker's Hot Fudge Spreadable Ice Cream Topping, divided

Beat together peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium until well combined. Gently mix in 3 cups whipped topping until thoroughly combined. Spoon mixture into pie crust. Using a spatula, smooth mixture to edges of pie.

Reserve 2 tablespoons of the hot fudge topping in the corner of a resealable food storage bag; set aside. Microwave remaining topping on high for 1 minute. Stir. Spread topping over pie, covering entire peanut butter layer. Refrigerate until set. Spread remaining whipped topping over hot fudge layer, being careful not to mix the two layers.

Cut a small corner from the bag containing topping. Squeeze bag to drizzle topping over pie. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Source: Herbert Graham of Chiefland

You Asked For It: Decadent Peanut Butter Pie recipe 07/22/13 [Last modified: Monday, July 22, 2013 5:23pm]
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