Aug 15, 2011

Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey

Many of my readers (3 at least) follow Bakerella.  My Aunt Maxine sent me an email about a peanut butter pie recipe that Bakerella posted about. Along with the recipe came a really sad story.   Well to make a long post short, I decided to make the pie after reading it.

The story is about a woman who had all the intentions of baking her husband a peanut butter pie....tomorrow.  Life just seemed to be coming at her but she wanted to do something special for him.....tomorrow.  Well, there wasn't a tomorrow for them.   Her husband of over a decade and a half died- just like that, from a heart attack. One of the things she is wanting the blogging world to do to help her in the healing process is to bake a peanut butter pie in her husband's honor. 

The recipe I used came from the Pioneer Woman.

25 finely crumbled Oreos
4 tbs of melted butter
1 cup of peanut butter
1 1/4cup powered sugar
1 container of Cool Whip

I used my blender because I couldn't find my food processor to crumble my Oreos. I poured the melted butter on the crumbs and pressed into a pie pan. I baked it at 350 for 5 minutes and then cooled it completely.

(It is during these next few steps that nearly sliced my thumb off)
WARNING:  Do not use a serrated pie server to open your cool whip container.  Next time I'll be smarter and use my teeth.  hahaha. 

In a mixing bowl beat the peanut butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the powered sugar and then finally the cool whip.  Pour into the cooled Oreo pie crust and chill for an hour or longer.

Here is a link to the story my Aunt told me to read.

Now go hug someone you love and if you get around to it, bake a pie for Mikey.  I did!