Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

this pie is so, so good. One of my most favorites.

1/2 cup chocolate chips
3 T. whipping cream
3/4 cup brown sugar
6 T. butter
1/3 cup milk
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 container (regular size) cool whip

Melt chocolate chips and whipping cream in microwave. do this slowly so it doesn't burn.

Pour mixture in the bottom of a baked pie shell.

Add brown sugar and butter (cut into chunks) to a bowl. Heat in the microwave slowly. Try every 30 seconds. mix it up between times. The brown sugar needs to completely dissolve. Let cool slightly

Add milk and peanut butter to sugar/butter mixture. Bet with a mixer until well blended. Stir in cool whip. Blend together completely.

Poor PB mixture into pie shell.

Chill at least 2 hours.

Random Pies

I told a friend I would post a bunch of pie recipes on here. My family loves to make pies for Thanksgiving.

Here are a few that I can link to online sources:

This is the best lemon meringue pie...EVER!
Lemon Meringue Pie

Cranberry Orange Cheesecake

Mark's Pumpkin Bundt Cake

3 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 large eggs
29 oz can pumpkin
1 cup milk or 1/2 and 1/2
1 cup butter
1 small pack of instant vanilla pudding.

Mix everything together and pour into a bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 65 minutes or until done.

Pecan Pie

3 eggs
2/3 cup sugar
1 c. dark corn syrup
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup pecan halves

1. Mix eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter, and salt. Stir in pecans. Pour mixture into unbaked pie shell.

2. Bake on bottom rack at 375 degrees until center jiggles only slightly when pan is shaken. This will be about 40 to 50 minutes.

4 Berry Pie

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 T. butter, melted and cooled
5 cups berries (I used triple berry blend from Sam's club)

1. mix sugar, cornstarch, and butter. Gently stir in berries.
2. Put mixture into unbaked pie crust. Cover with top crust. Line 12" pizza pan with foil to catch drippings.
3. Bake on bottom rack at 375 degres for 45 to 55 minutes.

This will drip over a lot. It takes a little while to set up too. If it's not cooled it will be runny, but delicious with ice cream!

Strawberry Upside down pie

3 egg whites
1/2 tsp vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups strawberries
1/3 cup. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1/2 c. water

Beat egg whites with vinegar and salt to soft peaks. Gradually add the 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla, beating to still peaks. Spread on sides and bottom of baked pie shell. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 minutes. Cool.

Mash 2 cups of berries. In a saucepan combine 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, and mashed berries. cook and stir until mixture thickens and boils. Cook 2 minutes. then cool slightly.

pour strawberries into shell with meringue. allow to cool.

top with whipping cream (NOT cool whip)... unsweetened.

YUM! this is one of my very favorite pies.