Saturday, September 19, 2009

Our Friends are Fabulous Pie

We have some really fabulous friends! Our fabulous friends, Derek and Karen, made us this pie a few weeks ago when we visited them. It was divine!! The following weekend, we spent Labor Day weekend with another set of fabulous friends, Jen and Jamie. I had to make us this pie because it was so divine! This pie is as fabulous as our friends (and our friends are pretty darn fabulous!!)!

Ingredients:
1 Easy Peasy Pie Crust
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbls + 1 cup butter, divided
1 Tbls water
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 carton cool whip

Topping:
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tbls butter
2 1/2 tsp milk
1 1/2 tsp light corn syrup

Directions:

1. Make your Easy Peasy Pie Crust. Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes (don't forget to poke holes in it with a fork). Set aside.

2. Combine chocolate chips, 1 Tbls butter, and water in a microwavable bowl. Heat in microwave for 30 second increments, stirring after each increment, until melted.

3. Whisk in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread over the bottom and sides of the pastry shell. Refrigerate until set.


4. For filling, in another microwavable bowl, combine brown sugar and remaining butter. Microwave for 1 minute, stir, and microwave for 30 second increments, stirring between until smooth. Transfer to large bowl.

5. Refrigerate for 10 minutes until cool. Add peanut butter. Mix for 1 minute.

6. Fold in cool whip.


7. Spoon into crust and refrigerate.


8. For the topping, in another microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips, butter, milk and corn syrup. Microwave, checking every 30 seconds and stirring, until melted and smooth.

9. Spread carefully over filling. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.


The Verdict:

This pie is sooooooooooo good! After every bite, I found myself saying 'Mmmmmmm'--out loud--and so did everyone else. Though this pie has a lot of steps, it is worth every single one of them. It is a wonderful pie to make for your fabulous friends, because then you don't feel so guilty for eating it, because you are sharing it with your friends (and therefore you can't eat the whole thing yourself--although you will want to!).

My biggest little critic LOVED this pie. She called it 'peanut butter cup pie.' It does look like a big peanut butter cup when it's done!

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