Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

I made my hubby a pie this morning. He is at his internship, slaving away for free (well ... maybe not slaving...) and I thought it would be nice for him to come home to a treat!

This recipe is from my mom. I don't know where she got it, but it's good. Yum yum yum :)

For this pie, you're going to need a chocolate graham cracker pie shell:

(I'm not sure why some of these pictures like to turn themselves sideways...)

You're also going to need 1/2 cup of melted semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1/3 cup of peanut butter, 2/3 cup Eagle Brand (sweetened condensed milk) - it ends up being about 1/2 a can, and 1 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream. (And 2 bowls - since I have a stand mixer, I just did the chocolate part first, and then put it in a different bowl, and then did the peanut butter next.)

So, this first part, there were too many things to do and it was too messy to take pictures. Oh well. You're going to want to melt your chocolate chips first (I did mine in the microwave), and put them in a bowl. 
Measure out 1/3 c. of your Eagle Brand and mix it in with the chocolate really well with a spoon. 
Then pour 2/3 c. of the whipping cream in a bowl, and beat it into a frenzy with either a stand mixer or a hand mixer. You want the consistency to be about that of mayonnaise. 
At this point, I put the chocolate mixture in a separate bowl, and washed my mixer bowl and paddle. I stuck the chocolate in the fridge, and it might have set up just a bit too much ... so maybe don't put it in the fridge?

Then you're going to do the same thing with the peanut butter. 1/3 c. peanut butter, mix it with 1/3 c. Eagle Brand.
Pour another 2/3 c. whipping cream in the bowl, and beat that one into a frenzy too. For some reason, my peanut butter didn't set up like my chocolate did. I even put it in the fridge after it was done mixing ... I don't know if it was the kind of PB I used or what. (I use Maranatha Organic No-Stir PB, btw.)
So anyway.
As an aside...

Lucille, meet BlogLand. BlogLand, meet Lucille. She's pretty much my BFF (at least in the kitchen.)

This is Lucille in action, with the peanut butter.
A blur of whipping!!

After you've got your two mixtures whipped really well, you're going to put them in your crust.

You should alternate the PB and chocolate, so they'll swirl nicely later. This is what my first little circle looked like ... so neat and pretty :)

Then it got messy.

And then even messier.

So after you've got all these nasty-looking blobs filling your pie shell, you're supposed to run a knife through it, and make it pretty. I sort of mixed it up with a knife, then tried to make it swirly. I'm not sure what I think about the final outcome ... definitely better than the blobs, but not exactly the prettiest pie I've ever made...

But. It tastes AMAZING. I know because I scraped all that goodness off the knife, and it went straight into my mouth. Yum yum.

(During this whole process, I may or may not have consumed obscene amounts of Eagle Brand, both straight from the can and mixed with chocolate. That stuff is like crack. And will assuredly give you a stomach ache if you eat too much.)

Hopefully Mark will enjoy this pie when he gets home. I don't see why he wouldn't ... he loves chocolate and peanut butter mixed up together. Add Eagle Brand and whipping cream, and that's a recipe for yummy right there!

Happy (no)Baking!


  1. Oh man. One of my favorites! And don't worry, your pie isn't ugly :)

    i must make these immediately!
    it looks so delicious!!