Wednesday, October 31, 2007

No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

OK, there's 5 minutes of baking involved. But other than that, its really easy and I guarantee that won't be a crumb left. I brought this to work today for a pot-luck luncheon and it DISAPPEARED. Save yourself a piece before you serve.

1 egg white

1 premade Oreo pie crust
1 cup + 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
8 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
12 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (12 ounce) jar of hot fudge

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Beat the egg white in a small bowl and brush pie crust with egg white and bake for 5 minutes. Allow crust to cool completely before adding filling.

Using an electric hand mixer, beat 1 cup peanut butter, sugar, and cream cheese together in a large bowl. Gently fold in 3 cups of whipped topping. Spoon mixture into pie crust and smooth to edges.

Reserve 2 tablespoons of hot fudge in a plastic sandwich baggie and set aside. Heat the rest of the hot fudge in microwave for one minute (remove metal cap from jar!). Stir and spread to cover peanut butter mixture evenly to the edges. Refrigerate until serving (at least one hour).

Just before serving, spread remaining whipped topping over hot fudge layer. Knead hot fudge in the baggie until soft. Snip a corner off the bag and drizzle in parallel lines over whipped topping. Follow same instructions for the remaining 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and drizzle in opposite direction of fudge.

Topping Alternatives:
Skip the fudge and PB drizzle and sprinkle Reeses Pieces over top (as shown above) OR smash Reese's PB cups or Oreos and sprinkle crumbs over top.

Yields 8-12 servings.


Sarah said...

This sounds absolutely wonderful!

Chrissy said...

I just want to run out and make this now! :D

MrsPresley said...

i love PB!!! this looks so good