Happy 3.14, fellow nerds! I learned this year that today is also Albert Einstein’s birthday. It’s a Pi Day miracle! For all you nerds & non-nerds alike, here’s another tasty post from my good friend Momo. Tell me I’m not the only one drooling over these photos!
Even though I know Catherine LOVES this holiday, she was nice enough to let me share a recipe for Pi day. So here is a delicious Peanut Butter 3.14 to celebrate this fun holiday!
Start with a graham cracker pie crust, either purchased, or even better, this recipe made in a 9″ springform pan:
1/3 cup butter
¼ cup sugar
1 ¼ cups finely crushed graham crackers
Melt butter, stir in sugar. Add crushed crackers, toss to mix well. Spread evenly into a 9 inch springform pan (a pie pan will also work). Press onto bottom and sides to form an even crust. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 4-5 minutes or until edge is slightly browned, and cool on wire rack before filling.
Then mix up this creamy filling and try not to eat it all out of the bowl:
One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
¾ cup peanut butter
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons sifted powdered sugar
Chill a medium mixing bowl and beaters (I actually use my immersion blender).
For filling, beat cream cheese and peanut butter until smooth. Add the 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat until combined.
In the chilled mixing bowl beat whipping cream and the 2 tablespoons powdered sugar until soft peaks form (this happens pretty quickly).
Gently fold about 1/3 of the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture. Fold remaining whipped cream into peanut butter mixture. Spoon into graham cracker crust.
Cover and chill about two hours or until set.
For a wonderful chocolate topping:
Melt ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and a little milk (1 to 2 Tablespoons). Spread over the top of the chilled pie and sprinkle with lightly salted, chopped peanuts. Let chill until set.
Eat until you’re sick, or invite your friends! They will love you!