Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Presidential Peanut Butter Creme Pie

Today's Pie Guru is Cindy from Island Stamper. I can't tell you how much I love her for posting a peanut butter pie, I am going to have to wreck my diet a bit, because I NEED this pie!

Presidential Peanut Butter Cream Pie!
(Just in time for the inauguration!)

Peanut Butter Cream Pie is popular in this area at local restaurants, especially Amish owned restaurants. Here it is served as a cream pie, and no local restaurant that I know makes it with any kind of chocolate. This is how I have always had it, and is my preference. You can make it with either a graham cracker crust or a pastry crust, I prefer a pastry crust. Now, if you can wait, I really, really, recommend letting this stay in a fridge for a day. It doesn't take long to set up, but it is so much better the next day!

8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1 - 8 ounce tub of Cool Whip, divided
1 - 9 inch prepared pie crust, pastry of graham cracker

Whip the cream cheese until soft and fluffy. Beat in sugar and peanut butter. Fold in one cup of the Cool Whip into the peanut butter mixture. Pour and spread the filling into your prepared pie crust. Spread the rest of the Cool Whip on top of the peanut butter filling. Chill until firm, or overnight.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart


1 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust (softened)
2 Eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 Tbps. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp almond extract
3 cups sliced rhubarb (frozen will work- see baking time below.)
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 Tbps. butter, cut into pieces.


1. Heat oven to 375ยบ Place pie crust in 10-inch tart pan or deep dish pie pan.

2. In large bowl, beat eggs on med. speed until light. Beat in granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons of flour and the almond extract until well blended. Alternately layer rhubarb and strawberries into crust-lined pan. Pour egg mixture over fruit.

3. In small bowl, mix brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, and the nutmeg. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over top.

4. Bake 50-60 minutes or until crust is golden brown and filling is set in center. Cool completely - about 2 hours. Store in refrigerator. If using frozen rhubarb, increase baking time to 55-65 minutes.


For High altitudes bake 53-57 minutes.


1 Serving: Cal. 220; total fat 8g