Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pie for Pi Day

I couldn't let 3.14 roll by without a Pi Day post.

Pie for Pi Day is a must, and the options are infinite.
(sorry for the bad pun)

However, Hubs' choice is almost always peanut butter.

2 cups salted pretzels
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped

Chocolate Whipped Cream:
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups whipping cream

chocolate shavings, for garnish

Pulse the pretzels in a food processor until finely ground. 
In a large bowl, combine the pretzel crumbs, butter and brown sugar; mix well.
Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. 
Combine the cream cheese, peanut butter and brown sugar with a mixer until smooth. 
Fold in the whipped cream. 
Spread filling into the pie shell, cover and return to the refrigerator.
Melt chocolate and whipping cream together in a double boiler over medium heat. 
Whisk until well combined. 
Refrigerate for 2 hours. 
Once cooled, beat the chocolate cream with a mixer until thick and spreadable (do not overmix).
Cover the pie with the chocolate whipped cream. 
Garnish with chocolate shavings.(8 servings)

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