It’s my 3rd anniversary as a blogger for BonCooking, and I wanted to share something easy, quick and sweet with you.
I know, I know – you don’t cheat! But this is one pie worth cheating a little for.
So the part of the pie I’m referring to as a cheater – is the crust. Yes, you could make your own cookie crumb crust, but it can be time consuming, and you might have a bunch of other things to do.. so instead you can cheat, and buy a Cookie Crust in a pie pan, in any flavor you like (maybe you aren’t a fan of a chocolate base). Then all you need to worry about is making the oh-so-difficult PB PIE filling.
Cheater PB PIE – 8 servings
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
5 egg yolks
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 teasppons vanilla
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 Cookie Crumb Crust (I recommend oreo chocolate)
In a a large metal bowl, stir confectioners’ sugar and peanut butter into crumbles. Set aside 1/2 cup, and place the rest in crust.
In a 4 quart saucepan, whisk together salt, brown sugar, cornstarch, yolks, and milk. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until custard thickens, about 1–2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in butter and 3 teaspoons vanilla. Pour custard over crumbles and smooth over, chill for at least 1 hour.
Whisk together 1 teaspoon vanilla, heavy cream, and sugar to stiff peaks, spread over pie. Sprinkle the 1/2 cup of reserved crumbles on top of pie and serve.
I guarantee this pie will not last long in your home.
My student (in the photo) loved this recipe because he claimed he could make it Sunday night to enjoy it the rest of the week…well he made one Sunday night, and had none left for Monday night.