Saturday, August 27, 2011

Newlywed Recipe Corner: "Angela’s Easy Peanut Butter Cup Pie"

This week I have a no-bake treat to share with you and there is a special reason I am sharing it with you this week. Besides this column, I enjoy having a food blog on the internet. My blog is called "The Southern Fried Bride". Recently a fellow food blogger's husband suddenly passed away. In the days following, she shared on her food blog her husband's favorite treat she made: peanut butter pie. She asked that those of us in the food blogging community, if we would possibly do it, make a peanut butter pie the next Friday to remember his life. On that Friday, I gladly made my recipe for peanut butter pie and shared it with my family here. Here is my recipe. I have always loved the tasty goodness in a peanut butter cup and I’m a firm believer in the time you can save with using a ready-made pie crust. Even better, this pie is made with ingredients for a lighter version. For variety, try changing up the flavor of a ready-made crust from the usual ready-made graham cracker crust to one of the different flavors available at the grocery store now, such as chocolate or vanilla wafer, according to your flavor of pie. I paired this week’s pie with a ready-made chocolate crust and it makes a peanut butter pie filling instantly into the classic candy treat.

"Angela’s Easy Peanut Butter Cup Pie"

1 quart vanilla reduced fat ice cream or frozen yogurt, softened

1 cup light frozen whipped topping, thawed

2/3 cup peanut butter, crunchy or creamy

1 (8 oz.) ready-made chocolate pie crust

Garnish: ¼ cup chocolate syrup

¼ cup peanuts, chopped

In large bowl, combine first three ingredients. Beat with mixer at medium speed until well blended. Spoon into crust. Cover pie and freeze at least 4 hours or until firm. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Garnish, if desired, by drizzling chocolate syrup over pie and sprinkling with chopped peanuts. Enjoy!


  1. So sorry for her loss but what an amazing thing to get everyone involved in making his favorite dessert. And what a great thing of you to participate!

    That pie sounds so good! I think we are going to have this for dessert tonight.

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  5. Following back from the hop. Thanks for poppin in. Looking forward to getting to know you thru your blog.

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  7. I'm sorry also, for hearing of your fellow food blogger's husband. I agree with Kim T's comment.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    Thank you for sharing your delicious Peanut Butter pie recipe.

    And Thank you so much for stopping by, following and your sweet comment. I'm following back now too. And oh...I read your profile that you are originally from Oklahoma...we lived in Tulsa for two years :o)

  8. What a sad story, however, I love the way she chose to remember him. This recipe looks delicious, and I will definitely be giving it a try!

  9. That looks/sounds so yummy. I hate to hear of any loss. xoxo

  10. My husband loves peanut butter and this sounds really good. I guess I will break down and make it and hope I don't eat too much of it! I am a new follower thru GFC and would love a follow back when you get a chance. Thanks so very much and have a great week!


  11. Looks delicious! I will definitely try this recipe. Thanks for the follow. Following you back. :)

    Cherished Handmade Treasures

  12. This looks so good, I really want a bite! haha

  13. Your blog is so cute!!! Glad I found you through Social Climbers!! xo

  14. Hey! I am so sorry for your friend's loss... This looks delicious though.. and I’m your newest follower :) Please feel free to come by and follow if you’d like! I look forward to keeping up with your future posts!

    - Alison

  15. Umm delish! Thanks for stopping by my blog...I totally love yours too and am definitely following along :). Looking forward to reading!

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  17. Wonderful cause and what a beautiful pie! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Keep up the great work!

  18. A sad story behind this recipe... So sorry for your friend's loss.

    But this, sure looks YUMMY. Especially for one like me, who's a sucker for everything peanut butter!

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  19. What a nice way to remember your friend's life. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I'm following you as well now!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  20. Oh my goodness gracious!!! If this doesn't look like perfection... I may have to ruin my dinner and eat my dessert first! :o) Great recipe!

  21. This looks delish!!! New follower from the TOT hop! Hope you follow back! I hope you'll follow back! Thanks! Through the Eyes of a Tiger