Dessert and my father do not mix. He does enjoy them occasionally; however, a piece of cheese sounds like a better last course than a piece of cake. Obviously, I did not inherit his taste in food. But over many Halloweens, I have discovered his weakness... peanut butter cups! So for this past Father's Day, I made this chocolate peanut butter pie. Wouldn't you know, for the first time in my life, Dad got a second helping of dessert.
An Oreo crust, cream cheese peanut butter center, and topped with a dark chocolate ganache. I could have done a little more with the presentation but I was too eager to inhale the pie instead. So roasted peanuts served as a wonderful garnish. And any dessert that can overcome my Dad's resistance to sweets is definitely a keeper; especially on Father's Day.
Adapted from Evil Chef Mom
1 pre-made Oreo pie crust
1 c. cream cheese
2/3 c. smooth peanut butter
4 T. sugar
3/4 c. whipped cream
2 T. sugar
1 T. butter, cut into pieces
2 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 c. whipping cream
Filling: In a medium bowl, whip 3/4 c. cream till soft peaks form. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, peanut butter, and sugar. Beat until blended. Fold the whipped cream into the peanut butter mixture.
Topping: In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and 1/2 c. cream. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve the sugar. Lower the heat and simmer mix for 5-6 till thick. Remove saucepan from heat and add in the chocolate and butter. Stir to combine and let cool for a few minutes.
Pour the topping over the peanut butter filling and spread evenly on pie. Chill in refrigerator till hard, at least 1 hr.
To serve: Let the pie sit for a few minutes and the top will soften.