Monday, April 02, 2007

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

I have never really explored baking with peanut butter much beyond making cookies. Many people I know are fond of the peanut butter and chocolate combination and I enjoy it somewhat. Every now and then, I will indulge in a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup but it is never my first choice.

I have had my eye on this no-bake Frozen Peanut Butter Pie for a while. I wanted to try it out because I don't have much luck with frozen desserts other than homemade popsicles. Everything comes out really hard and difficult to cut. I think this is just a mental block since I like to bake - of course everything is hard, its frozen! The second reason I wanted to try it was to see how it would turn out using natural peanut butter as opposed to regular Skippy or Kraft.

The actual pie assembly was a cinch. Each component was made and then frozen until it was finished. One thing I would do differently is add one more square of chocolate to the chocolate glaze for better pie coverage. Overall, my family liked the pie. It wasn't too sweet and I didn't add extra sugar to compensate for the natural peanut butter (which was very smooth) and it was still tasty. Just let it warm up at room temperature before cutting to soften it up. Impatient cutting leads to broken crust!

Recipe: Frozen Peanut Butter Pie

10 comments:

Joe said...

Love the layers - it looks totally decadent!

Elle said...

That's awesome! It looks a little like candy. Is that how it tastes?

Canadian Baker said...

Elle - I think it would have tasted more like candy if I had used regular peanut butter. The texture was the same as candy (smooth and creamy) but it wasn't so sweet. :)

Joe - Thank you!

gilly said...

Hi Jen! My husband and I would absolutely love this pie - frozen, pb, and chocolate! I'm glad to hear that it turned out with the natural peanut butter.

Brilynn said...

I'm a big fan of frozen things... I will even bake things just so that I can eat them frozen... yeah, I'm wierd.

Anuhea said...

I am exactly like Brilynn in that way...in fact I just ate some frozen waffles (forzen!)...mmm. Can't wait tot try this one at home

Freya and Paul said...

I could really eat a slice of that now! Looks so rich!

AKR said...

This looks lovely! It actually reminds me of nanaimo bars, another famous, no-bake Canadian treat which is also triple layered (biscuit on bottom, filling in middle, and chocolate on top). I make a mint nanaimo bar for the Holidays, but I have seen and made peanut butter versions as well.

AKR @ treataweek.blogspot.com

Canadian Baker said...

Gilly - The natural peanut butter worked really great! If you like pb, this pie is for you!

Brilynn - Hehe, you're not weird. I think lots of people eat things frozen, pound cake being a favourite choice. :)

Anuhea - Hope you try it out!

Freya - Rich indeed, but not too sweet!

AKR - Right you are, they're layered like a Nanaimo. I have never made the pb version but it's probably yummy!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Now that looks breath-takingly so good!!!