6/9/10

chocolate peanut butter pie



How to Make Your Baby Pterodactyl Mad In 4 Easy Steps.

[No, I didn't have sex with a dinosaur nor was I inseminated with whatever and I didn't splice some dino dna with frog dna a la Jurassic Park like some mad scientist]

First, you need to find yourself a 17 year old daughter then when she starts complaining tell her she sounds like a baby pterodactyl.

Squawk!



That looks about right.



Second, embarrass her by telling a family friend that when she was younger she didn't have an ounce of gaydar in her whole entire body.

"Slander!" She'll tell you. She'll also explain that she is batting a thousand now and that with her little pterodactyl hands that she will be filing a lawsuit against her mom for Squawk-SLANDER-Squawk!



Three, repeat the gaydar thing to the internet.

Can you hear the squawking? It's deafening.



Four, don't make this pie when you say you are going to make this pie. That will start a nagging session of likes the world has never seen. The baby pterodactyl in my care followed me around and bitched so much that I gently reminded her that she would soon be leaving the nest and that no one would make her pie unless she made it herself.



I then got this face.



chocolate peanut butter pie: adapted from dangerous desserts edited by orlando murrin

1 chocolate cookie crust (I used an Oreo pre-made crust)

filling:

1 cup cream cheese
2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
4 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup whipping cream

topping:

2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup whipping cream

optional:

chopped peanuts
chocolate curls

To make the filling: Using a stand mixer with a beater attachment, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, and sugar until blended.

Whip cream into very soft peaks. Fold whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture. Spoon filling into the cookie crust.

Make the topping: In a pan, combine the sugar and 1/2 cup cream. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Lower heat immediately and simmer, without stirring, 5-6 minutes until slightly thick and pale yellow. Remove from heat and stir in butter and chocolate until melted. Let chocolate mixture cool slightly.

Pour the topping over pie and spread to cover completely and evenly. Chill, uncovered, about 1 hour until firm.

To decorate: I left a 1/2 gap between the edge of the pie crust and the chocolate filling and filled the gap with chopped peanuts then sprinkled chocolate curls over the middle of the cake.

How to Make Chocolate Curls: Run a vegetable peeler along the length of the flat side of a bar of chocolate at room temperature.



Tasting Notes: Chocolate and peanut butter, minimal cooking time, and it looks like a million dollars with the chocolate curls. You can't go wrong.


31 comments:

robin @ penny pinching provisions said...

Sounds like what my mom would have written about me when I was 17.
This pie looks amazing. I love chocolate and peanut butter together...and I bet my husband would eat a pie if it didn't have cooked fruit in it *so picky*.

Cali said...

holy geeze krysta!!
you're determined to make me wreck my diet aren't you?? *sigh* i want this pie so bad now!
i must do something about it!
i'm def going to look into some modifications for this. wish me luck!

Livin Local said...

Ahh, teens. Just figure they are going to complain about something, so go ahead and have fun with it. Uh, and the pie? To die for.

katie said...

Wow, I am going to have to make that-and I don't even like the whole chocolate/peanut butter combo! Looks like a giant, delicious, reese's cup.

me again said...

One glance at the photo and I'm sold. Evil, evil, evil....can't wait to make it! :-)

Melissa said...

This post cracked me up on the way to work this morning.

And Steve was ever so happy to hear that you had put the post up. *Printing*

(also, dontcha just love how, in those last two photos, the curve of the pterodactyl wing looks like the curve of the piece of pie?)

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sweet-komal said...

wowww that looks amazing! bet it tasted delicious! Love your blog! :D

Liam O'Malley said...

Mmmm... dinosaur sex and peanut butter pie. Now this is a serious post.

grace said...

luscious from top to bottom, krysta--bravo!

Melissa said...

Okay, I'm making this again today instead. I bought another Oreo crust thinking I might, Steve saw it, and now he won't let it go hehe. Oy. So good!!

Sarah said...

We don't have Oreo-crusts in Sweden, we don't seem to have any good crust-biscuits either ,except the traditional digestive. Poor us...
I'll just have to make some chocolate biscuits and make this pie anyway! :)

Kristin King - Norfolk Cooking Examiner said...

Found this on Stumbleupon and I nearly fell off my chair - WOW! The minute I stop this diet, I'm making this pie!! :)

gad1n10 said...

"she didn't have an ounce of Gaydar." Are you saying your daughter is or isn't a lesbian? Are you saying your daughter dated guys who were gay? If you're using the comment as a slur, you should be ashamed of yourself. Either way, the comment had no business being interjected into this post/subject matter.

krysta said...

dear gadiin10... if you read my blog on a regular basis, were in my life, knew where my daughter is going to college, knew my family, and how i stand on 'certain' political issues you would have never posted your comment or at the very least you should have sent me an email explaining what you found so offensive and arguments on why i should take this post and delete it. but instead you took the cowardly way and made a comment that i cannot trace back to anyone. either way, it's my blog i can choose what is interjected into my post or subject matter. if you don't like it, don't read it.

Anonymous said...

I wish you were my mom.

Anonymous said...

wtf is this post? makes no damn sense?
it's a recipe so...gaydar? wtf?

Throckmorton Jones said...

Krysta, this looks so delicious! I should make this. Much better use for an Oreo crust then what the last what I bought got used for- lemon pie does NOT belong in a chocolate crust! Ewww! The bf is not always right... lol.

And the gaydar comment? Hilarious! I don't know what that guy found offensive about it, but he should have contacted you privately.

Megan said...

I just a made a pb chocolate chip pie but now I want to try yours! I love that topping!

Damaris said...

17 year old complain too? Is it worse than my 4 year old?

Anonymous said...

The pie looks fantastic. I just want to say though that pterodactyls are not dinosaurs. A dinosaur is defined as a reptile that walked with its legs underneath it (rather than splayed to the side like other reptiles). On the same note, swimming reptiles such as plesiosaurs also are not dinosaurs. Don't condemn me for such a comment but you have no idea how much I love paleontology...and baking too! There's always room in the world for nerdly knowledge, right?

Stacey Snacks said...

this looks delicious and simple!
I will have to buy that oreo premade crust and try it! Everyone loves peanut butter cheesecake, and the chocolate topping is sinful.
Happy Halloweenie!

Leah said...

"when she starts complaining she sounds like a baby pterodactyl." Are you saying your daughter is or isn't a baby pterodactyl? Are you saying your daughter wants to date guys who are baby pterodactyls? If you're using the comment as a slur, you should be ashamed of yourself. Either way, the comment had no business being interjected into this post/subject matter.

Sorry, couldn't resist!! Love this blog, I think its great when family stories are mixed in with the recipe, it makes you want to treat your own family to these delicious treats! Your daughter sounds lucky to have a mom with such a great sense of humor. Keep the recipes coming!

Kassie said...

I just made this pie to take to my boyfriends parents house tomorrow! It looks delicious, although nowhere near as nice as yours...My chocolate flooded the top of the pie, and I couldn't get my curls to work. Is there a certain type of chocolate that works best for the curls? I was using a bar of semisweet baking chocolate, and I wondered if maybe it's just not soft enough. Thanks for the recipe!

Silvertongue62 said...

I think my eye have just gained 15lbs just looking at it.

Anonymous said...

I made this pie for my boyfriend's birthday over the weekend. It was a big hit. Thank you so much for this incredible goodness.

Anonymous said...

My baby is 7 months old but reading the description of the squawking made me have a flash forward to 17 years from now. AGGHH! I'm going to make this for my work potluck tomorrow. I anticipate rave reviews.

Anonymous said...

I was wrong about the rave reviews. In fact, it was hardly touched. And then those that did try it said it was really good but very rich. I said Duh. It's chocolate peanut butter pie. What did you expect? They are all crazy.

Broke and Fabulous said...

I tried this recipe using a pretzel crust (you can see the recipe on my blog) and it was gone before I could even try a piece! Luckily I tasted while cooking... your cheap tacos look really good and I am definitely going to make them next!

-Christie

Jacqueline said...

Just made this recipe. Yum!

Adele Forbes said...

two of my fav things together in one pie, that sounds so very wonderful, going to make one for my hubby for Valentine's Day..thank you so very much for sharing!