It's a pretty day and I'm enjoying some peanut butter pie for tea today.
I've brought out my kitchen table centerpiece for my birdie theme. I put together the bird nest with some moss, sticks, twigs, etc., and added some faux eggs, into a vintage silver candy dish. I have a string of battery operated lights that encircle it that I turn on at night.
This teacup was actually painted by my late Great Aunt Kitty's teacher, for she signed it underneath. I love this forget-me-knot design and the softest shading of pink in the background. The dessert plate, however, was painted by my Aunt Kitty. The pieces match really well.
This pie recipe comes from The Pioneer Woman, and oh my, is it ever good! If you're in the mood for a peanut butter and chocolate fix, this will cure you. It is very rich and you need just a sliver. It would be good for a crowd, because I seriously think you could get 12-16 slices out of this pie.
For the crust:
- 25 whole chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos)
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
For the filling:
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- one 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
- 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
- one 8 oz. package of frozen whipped topping, thawed
Preheat the oven for 350 degrees F. Crush 25 cookies in a blender or food processor. Melt butter and once cooled, mix melted butter with finely crushed cookies with a fork or in a food processor. Pour crumb mixture into pie pan and press to form the crust. Put crust in the oven for about 5 minutes, until crust is set. Set aside to cool completely.
In a large bowl, whip peanut butter and cream cheese until well-combined. Gradually add powdered sugar mixing to combine completely. Add and mix in Cool Whip. Once filling is fully-incorporated, pour into the pie crust and smooth the surface with a spatula. Allow the pie to chill for at least an hour to set before serving.
My addition is the garnish of a drizzle of chocolate sauce and chopped peanuts.
Here's my spruced up birdhouse that I painted over the weekend. It was looking quite shabby after over 10 years.
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