We Like Pie!


As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about……..more pie! A couple times a year, Chuck and I get together with our favorite hockey friends. These are families that we have spent Thanksgiving morning, New Year’s Eve and practically every night and weekend with since our boys were Mites. With their hockey careers behind us, and the boys off to college, it was time to get together and compare notes. What better way to finish off a delicious dinner than with pie!

 

There’s just something about that perfect combination; peanut butter and chocolate (Reece’s totally has it going on).

 

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pie Topped with Chocolate Drizzle and Honey Candy

Crust;

1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

¼ cup brown sugar

 ¼ tsp salt

½ tsp ground nutmeg

¾ stick melted butter

 

Pre-heat oven to 325°

In a food processor, combine;

Graham cracker crumbs

Brown sugar

Salt

Nutmeg

 

In a medium size bowl, mix together;

Graham cracker crumb mixture

Melted butter

Stir until completely well blended

 

In a 9” pie pan, firmly press crumbs to form a crust

 

Bake for 15 minutes, until a nice golden brown (do not over bake)

Let cool

 

Filling;

8 large egg yolks

12 Tbsp sugar (6 and 6)

1 ½ cups milk

1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

¾ cup butter at room temperature

1 cup of creamy peanut butter

2 Tbsp confectioner’s sugar

 ½ tsp salt

 

In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, combine;

Egg yolks

6 Tbsp Sugar

Beat at a high speed until nice and creamy

 

In a large sauce pan, combine;

Milk

6 Tbsp sugar

 

Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the saucepan

Bring to a boil, until the sugar is dissolved

 

Remove the bean

 

With the hand mixer running, add the hot milk mixture to the egg mixture

 

Once well combined, pour the new mixture back into the sauce pan

Whisking constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat

Remove from the heat and whisk for a minute until it turns into custard

 

Place custard in a bowl, beat on high using the hand mixer

Mix in the butter 1 Tbsp at a time

Add peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar and salt

Mix until well blended

 

Pour filling into crust

 

Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours

 

Chocolate Drizzle;

2 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped

2 ½ Tbsp butter

 

Bring water to a boil in a small sauce pan

In a glass bowl that fits over the sauce pan, place the chocolate and butter

Mix well as the chocolate and butter melt

 

Honeycomb Candy;

1 ½ cups sugar

3 Tbsp corn syrup

2 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp baking soda, sifted

 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

In a saucepan, combine;

Sugar

Corn syrup

Honey

¼ cup of water

Stir over medium heat, until sugar dissolves

Increase heat to high and bring to a boil

Holding the handle of the pan, gently swirl the mixture until it turns a warm golden color

Quickly add the baking soda (which will get super foamy)

Whisk until just combined

Pour candy over the parchment paper lined baking sheet

Place in the freezer to set more quickly

Once very cool, break into bite size pieces

 

To dress the dessert;

Drizzle chocolate mixture over the peanut butter filling, leaving a border around the edge

Pile Honeycomb pieces on top of the chocolate drizzle

Top with peanuts

Shaved chocolate

Drizzle with some of the remaining chocolate.

 

This is one serious dessert. Serve and Enjoy!

 

More old friends, more Mite hockey players, more family trips, more good times……

 

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One response to “We Like Pie!

  1. Catherine

    Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love the way you share the pictures, too. I’m a novice cook so the pictures help a great deal to show me what it is supposed to look like at each step!

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