Peanut Butter Pie With Honey Goat Cheese and Bananas

10 Jan

I made this for a friend for her birthday a few days ago and was amazed by how delicious and easy it was. She informed me that she enjoyed it with a nice glass of scotch, which I decided was an idea worth sharing. This would be a great pie for those of us who aren’t natural born bakers, as screwing this one up would be hard to do. I used a simple butter crust but the options are endless as a crumb crust would be equally satisfying. I also used goat cheese instead of cream cheese, but as I have mentioned before if the taste of goat milk isn’t your thing, substitute. Take note: this pie takes about 4 hours to set.

Alright, here we go.

Peanut Butter Pie with Honey Goat Cheese and Bananas

Makes one 9-inch pie

Ingredients:

  • fresh 9-inch pie crust (For a simple butter crust recipe, click here. You can half the recipe for the purpose of this pie).
  • 3/4-cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4-cup organic peanut butter
  • 8-ounces of honey goat cheese, softened (If it’s not at your local store, you can make this yourself by mixing goat cheese with a little honey, just enough to make it a tad sweet).
  • 1/2-cup powdered sugar
  • 1-cup cream, whipped into stiff peaks
  • 1-tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • good dash salt

Directions:

First, you will need to bake your crust. Follow the directions from your recipe for time and temperature. Once crust is almost fully baked, add chocolate chips, allowing them to melt for about 3- 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and using the back of a spoon or rubber spatula, spread melted chocolate evenly on the bottom of the crust. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.

In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together peanut butter, goat cheese and powdered sugar. Use an electric mixer if possible and mix until well combined.

In a separate bowl, whip the cup of cream until it forms stiff peaks. This will usually take a few minutes and is easily achieved with an electric mixer. Once cream is fully whipped, add vanilla and salt.

Combine peanut butter mix and whipped cream and blend together until light and fluffy. Taste and season as needed.

Poor the finished product into the baked pie crust. Top with bananas and freeze for at least 3 1/2- 4 hours.

Remove from the freezer about 20 minutes before serving.

Serve with extra whipped cream, chocolate sauce, or your favorite nightcap.

Eat, and enjoy.

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