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Peanut Butter Cream Pie with Chocolate Whipped Cream, Caramel, and Deep Dark Fudge (via Evil Shenanigans) | Pie Month

This is the 4th entry in our Month of Pie. Pie Month is a celebration of things we love. Because life is hard, and there should always be more pie. Have a look at the other entries. Really. 
Let’s cut the preamble/heart-touching story/soul searching intro...

Make this pie. Make it now. Get out your shopping list and go to the store and do not stop baking, stirring, and whisking until you can shove this pie in your mouth.

This is pie that makes you jump up and down. This is pie that makes start texting the neighbors that you have pie tonight to share. This is pie for the ages. 

[If you’re allergic to peanuts or dairy, move along. Nothing to see here.]

This pie knows exactly what its job punch you in the face with its awesomeness. To demand respect for its creamy peanut butter center and fluffy “that’s so good, it almost taste like ice cream” topping. To lightly tickle your tongue with the crunch of graham crackers mixed with the addition of deep fudge and sweet, deep caramel. To be as light as air that not having a second piece would be considered ridiculous, if not downright offensive.

This is pie. Dammit.

The brilliance behind this pie for the ages is Kelly at Evil Shenanigans. I’m pleased to call her our friend, if we’ve only ever met on Twitter and Skype. Kelly is just one of the best things going on a food blog. Smart advice, great recipes, and chock full of funny. And she’s got herself a brand-new book deal, which is so richly deserved. Especially considering this pie.

Here’s what we did to Kelly’s pie, with her blessing, to make it our own.
  • We made a caramel sauce and added a thin layer right on top of the crust after it had cooled. Not even ¼ of a cup. 
  • We added a touch (a lot) of caramel to the top of the pie as we served it.
  • And we had some deep dark fudge sauce lying around (as one should), and added a bit of that on top. Just make sure the fudge and caramel aren't hot when you add them to the whipped cream topping (you will melt it and have a big pool of sad).
This is pie, friends. This is pie.

recipe | Peanut Butter Cream Pie with Chocolate Whipped Cream (via Evil Shenanigans) 
Make your own caramel and fudge sauce. Or buy some. We're not judging.

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Reader Comments (20)

I think I just had a baby.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa


January 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbridget {bake at 350}

Reading is a double-edged sword: improves one's mind while expanding the waistline.

Please make me stop reading.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTHE Tough Cookie

Christ in a crosswalk! You are trying to KILL me here with all this awesome.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbreadandputter

So happy for Kelly and the book deal. So happy you posted this pie. So not going to share if I make one. If I make two...maybe.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

Oh my. It's my turn to make dessert for craft group tomorrow and I know EXACTLY what I'm making!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRenee & Sheldon

Showed the picture to my hubby....all he had to say was...."Yes, Please!"

A MUST make.

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertania

Yummy, yum! Perfect for a preggo mom!

January 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersunnymum

Well, there goes my January diet. Oh, and we got 3 more weeks of this?

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKen│hungryrabbit

no, no, no - i am not making this pie and i am DEFINITELY NOT showing this to The Professor or he will beg me to make it and i cannot deny him food when he asks me to make something because he never asks unless it's something he really, really wants and how can one not love a pie that has both peanut butter and chocolate????

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSMITH BITES

I believe your pie month will be responsible for a surge in gym memberships during the month of February. Keep 'em coming.

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendi @ Bon Appetit Hon This is on my to make list. You made this look and sound absolutely incredible!

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermegan @ whatmegansmaking

My husband would divorce me if you ever made him this pie.

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAli

This is exactly what I needed today! I am so grateful you included the peanut butter pie in your fabulous month and I may attempt this tomorrow because these amazing photographs are actually causing droolage onto my keyboard (yes, droolage is a word).

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjen

WOW! This looks so rich! I would totally eat salad for a week to be able to indulge in this pie--guilt free :D

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTiffany

Just in time for my end of month birthday! All of these are awesome but this takes the cake. Literally. Karen, don't know if you remember but every year since I was 6 I have had a seriously decadence evolving chocolate cake with peanut butter icing for my bday. This year: pie. Wahoo. Thanks, love ;)

January 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterheatherlynn

This could not look more awesome. Also, could not be more guaranteed to destroy any weight-loss resolutions *someone* might have.

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteraj

What? Stop this immediately! This is way too much. It's 2:30am and now I need pie. There's no want. It's only need.

I'm hoping to bake a pie this weekend, but I'm afraid it won't be a terribly intricate one.

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthursday

Per your recommendation, I made this pie yesterday and it was all I dreamed it would be! I swapped out your caramel layer for a layer of chocolate fudge instead and it was delicious! Everything was perfect - the crust was just sweet enough and the peanut butter filling was as creamy as you promised. My only change in the future will be to use half the whipped topping, but it was a wonderful way to celebrate after two hours of shoveling snow.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjen ;) I'm pretty sure that would take care of all my cravings in one shot.

January 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbriarrose

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