Birthday Feast #4: Peanut Butter Pie #apieformikey
And finally, his birthday dessert.
Joel loves peanut butter. He also loves ice cream. I asked him which one he loved more and after some thought, he answered peanut butter. With that, I knew I’d finally make the peanut butter pie–the one that moved so many people to make pies for their loved ones.
This pie was so simple, didn’t require any baking and wasn’t too sweet for my tastes. I really enjoyed putting it together. The morning after his birthday party, I topped a piece of pie with sliced bananas. He looked at me and said I have to make this again next year. I’d say that’s a success!
A few notes:
- I used chocolate graham crackers because the store didn’t have chocolate cookies. The crust was a little crumbly so if I used the graham crackers in a springform pan again, I’d add a little more butter to the crust.
- I loved the peanuts at the bottom of the pie and would add a little more. Maybe mix in some salted peanuts.
- I love peanut butter and bananas, so my pie will have sliced bananas on top moving forward.
- I’ve never made my own whipped cream before so I got a little nervous when it took a little longer than expected. Make sure to turn up the speed and be patient…it’ll happen.
- Next year, I’d like to make individual sized peanut butter pies in jelly jars. That way, I don’t have to cut up the pie and everyone has a cutely packaged portion! Also, the crumbly crust won’t be an issue either.
- (Added 4/1): I used 9 ounces of Nabisco Chocolate Wafers this time and the crust worked much better. I also got lazy and didn’t melt the chocolate and just threw in some chocolate chips. Most people liked it but I didn’t (too crunchy). Salted peanuts & bananas were winners! Definitely more bananas next time.
(Edited 4/1/2013 with new/more pictures from this year’s birthday)