WHY THIS PIE?
I love peanut butter. And I don’t have much more to say than that.
This week’s pie is Mrs. Salter’s Peanut Butter Pie (Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen, FoodNetwork.com)
HOW DID IT GO?
Another super easy pie to make. This would be a great pie to make for a short-notice dinner party, and would be sure to impress. The filling probably took 5 minutes to whip together. The only time consuming thing about the whole process is waiting for the crust to cool, then for the pie to set in the fridge. Agonizing.
THE MOMENT OF TRUTH
You have to know what you’re getting into with a Paula Deen recipe. Don’t expect anything light, even if she says it will be. This pie is dense, rich and creamy… so dense that you might be better off mentally preparing yourself for a bite of cheesecake. Also, I was expecting a lot stronger peanut butter flavor from this recipe; the combination of whipping cream and cream cheese tone down the peanut butter flavor quite a bit. It definitely needs chocolate to add dimension to the flavors and to break the monotony of dense peanut butter and cream cheese. Next time I make this, I’ll use a chocolate cookie crust instead of graham cracker. But I’m not convinced that this is the best recipe out there for peanut butter loving pie eaters. I’ll seek out few more peanut butter pie recipes before I come back around to this one again.