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Best Peanut Butter Pie of All Time

By December 3, 2015No Comments
 

I’m not sure if it’s pride, or what it is, but do you ever get stuck in the rut of always thinking the way you grew up was the ‘right’ way, and those family traditions are the only way we all should live? Well, my hubby and I got in the funniest discussion over Thanksgiving. My family grew up with all of the ‘traditional’ pies for Thanksgiving. You know, the classics: pumpkin pie, apple pie, berry pies, even mincemeat pie. And we all loved them! There were no chocolate pies or peanut butter pies to be found at our Thanksgiving table. Well, Todd thinks the only pies that should be served on Thanksgiving should be chocolate–with of course some peanut butter involved too. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of the blessed cocoa bean. However, I think on one day a year, we could skip the chocolate and eat the traditional pumpkin flavors, right?

Well, since Todd had spent hundreds of hours decorating our house, putting up Christmas lights all over our house (seriously, our house glows…it’s hilarious!). His only wish was that on Thanksgiving I would make a pie with his two favorite ingredients. I had to swallow my pride and forgo making my famous apple pie and decided to browse the web for THE BEST chocolate peanut butter pie there ever could be. Come to find out, all of the most popular recipes all had similar components: a cookie or butter pie crust, a thick, chocolate layer, a peanut butter cheesecake filling and lots of hot fudge and peanut butter toppings. I have to admit by the end of my internet search my mouth was watering. So…my son and I experimented in the kitchen for awhile and ended up with what we think is the best combination of ALL recipes to get THE BEST Peanut Butter Pie you will ever have.

Can you imagine my disgust when on Thanksgiving Day, guess which pie was first to be gone? Yes, you guessed it. My family devoured the peanut butter pie and the poor, lonesome pumpkin pie just sat there, not a slice taken out of it (besides my own that is). Talk about needing to eat a slice of humble pie! I guess it looks like this pie will be a new family tradition–Todd couldn’t be happier 😉 I was also informed that all five children, along with my husband, have now requested this pie for their birthday dessert next year. Looks like this recipe is a keeper for sure! Hope you have time this holiday season to make this delicious {and humble} pie like I did 😉

 

 

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