I can do a standard apple pie, I have Tracy's strawberry pie in my arsenal, and a few cream pies. Yup that is just about it. Pie is the one baked good that has always eluded me. Sounds silly right? Actually making a really good pie is an art. In fact, an art that our grandmother's have cornered. Nothing really compares to grandma's pie.
The first pie to be featured is a creamy peanut butter pie. A very good friend of our family, Mrs. Krieger, gave me this recipe about 18 years ago. She used to make it for her late husband, almost weekly. (She's also the source of my easy peanut butter cookies.)
This pie is so super easy. It took about 5 minutes to prepare, and a few hours in the freezer. All you need is a large bowl and a hand mixer. Go ahead and give this a pie a try ;)
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. powder sugar
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1/4 c. milk
8 oz. container of whipped topping, thawed
1 graham cracker crust, store bought or home made
In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, powder sugar, and peanut butter until smooth, using a mixer. Slowly add the milk, blend. Next fold in the whipped topping until well blended. Pour filling into the pie crust and place in the freezer for several hours. Allow to thaw about 15 to 20 minutes before serving.
|filling before folding in whipped topping|
**If you want to get extra fancy, drizzle with chocolate syrup and whipped cream**