Himself likes Peanut Butter Pie. If it is on the menu at any restaurant, he orders it, unless Crème brûlée is on the menu of course. He has had some good ones and some bad. A very long time ago he had the best Peanut Butter Pie he has ever had, I failed to get the recipe. After that, I made a Peanut Butter Pie– once. “It just isn’t like the one at that party,” he said. So no more Peanut Butter pies for him. Last week Himself asked me why I don’t make him Peanut Butter Pies- see how they forget? My new quest is to find Himself’s favorite Peanut Butter Pie. Once I find it, would it really be his favorite, because right around the corner he may eat another Peanut Butter pie and deem it best? My goal is that someday Himself will order Peanut Butter Pie while out and say, “this Peanut Butter Pie comes nowhere near my Robin Sue’s, she makes the best!”
Peanut Butter Chiffon Pie- Trial #1
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
2/3 cup cold water
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup smooth peanut butter- I used natural
1 cup sour cream
1 chocolate pie shell
1 pint whipping cream whipped with 3 T. powdered sugar, and Whip it.
Soften gelatin in cold water. Beat egg yolks, sugar, and salt together in top of double boiler, stir in gelatin and cook over boiling water, beating constantly with rotary beater, until mixture is thick and fluffy- about 10 minutes, it will be like thick and fluffy cake batter. Remove from heat and blend in peanut butter. Beat egg whites until stiff but not dry and fold with sour cream into gelatin mixture. Pour into pie shell and chill in refrigerator until firm. Serve topped with whipped cream. Serves 8-10.
Robin Sue’s Notes- Have all ingredients ready to go, even beat egg whites prior to starting. Cooking over the double boiler took some time, but I feel it is worth it.
Crust- unremarkable, I think a real pie crust would be better. 3/10
Peanut Butter Filling- creamy and fluffy like a mousse. Very tasty. Not overly rich or sweet. Really like the sour cream flavor. 8/10
Topping- I love homemade whipped cream! 10/10
Topper- drizzle of chocolate sauce. Meh. Needs something different but not over powering. 5/10
Repeat- Filling and Topping yes, needs new crust and topper.
Himself’s Notes- 5/10. “It is the worst Peanut Butter Pie you have ever made.” (It’s the first trial, so it could be the best too!) “I like the peanut butter filling a little more dense like pudding, keep trying.” Himself says with a hopeful twinkle in his eyes.
Hey a little splash of red on that pie and I would have a Burberry designer pie.
Do you have a good Peanut Butter Pie that you think Himself would like?