Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I'm only going to say this once...

The infamous peanut butter pie recipe came from my friend Diane who saw it in Cooking Light magazine.  I have no idea what issue, etc.  Here it is for those of you who would like to give it a shot:

Peanut Butter-Banana Cream Pie                      
Crust: 1 cup wafer cookies 
            1/3 cup packed brown sugar          
            2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted                    
Filling:  3/4 cup packed brown sugar                       
           1/2 cup cream cheese  
           1/2 cup peanut butter                                  
           1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract                        
           1 (8 oz.) container Cool whip                         
           1 1/2 cup sliced banana                                  
           1/4 cup choc syrup
 1. Preheat oven to 350.
 2. Place cookies in a food processor; process until finely ground.  Add 1/3 cup brown sugar and butter; pulse 2 to 3 times or until just combined.  Press crump mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray.  Bake for 10 minute, cool completely.
3. Place brown sugar, cream cheese, peanut butter and vanilla in a bowl, beat until smooth.  Fold in cool whip. Arrange bananas on top of crust.  Spread mixture over banana, drizzle with choc. syrup.  Cover and freeze 8 hours.  Let stand at room temp. 15 minutes before serving.                                                                                                                                                                      I doubled the filling part because it didn't seem like much and I'm glad I did.  Thanks Diane for passing the recipe along!


  1. i've got only 2 words for this recipe... Yum Eeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    dear denise,
    i miss you already. and it's not just because you make awesome things like peanut butter pie :)

  2. You lost me with the cream cheese. You lost Steven with the bananas. I like the one with chocolate on the bottom. However, I won't be eating any good stuff for a while.