Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Magnolia Bakery Peanut Butter Pie

 

 

Ingredients

Crust
1 cup butter (melted)
4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
Filling
2 cups heavy cream
3 cups cream cheese
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar,10x
1 tbls + 1tsp pure vanilla extract
Caramel Topping
2 cups Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, chopped into 1/4" pieces
1/2 cup peanuts, finely chopped

Preheat convection oven to 350 degrees. Combine melted butter and wafer crumbs in a large bowl and mix by hand until a wet crumb forms. Shape the crust by pressing into the pie pan, making sure you form the crumb into the sides. Bake for 8 minutes and cool to room temperature.

While the crust is baking and cooling, make the filling. Beat the heavy cream in the mixer using a whisk attachment on medium until stiff peaks form, about 10 minutes. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese with the paddle attachment on medium-high until smooth and creamy. Lower mixer speed to medium and add the peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until completely combined. Set aside.
Take the cooled crust and drizzle about 3 tablespoons of caramel onto the bottom. Next fill, spread and smooth the filling in the pie shell. Sprinkle the chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and peanuts all over the top of the pie. Store in a covered container and refrigerate for at least 5 hours before serving.

Source:  The Today Show

2 comments:

Caron said...

So how many bricks of cream cheese is 3 cups? How fine should the vanilla wafers be crushed?

Caron said...

How many "bricks" of cream cheese is 3 cups? How fine should the vanilla wafers be crushed?