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Peanut Butter and Jelly Pie

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While eating a PB & J, have you ever wondered why this awesome sandwich hasn't been made into a pie?  I did!  So I created the PB & J pie and it is amazing how much it is like a pb & j sandwich!  (if you use strawberry jam instead of grape that is)
 
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Step 1: What you are needing

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So, I'm not great at making up recipes yet, but I love to put things together to make awesome dishes!  So here is where I got the pieces to this pie.  Everything seemed to be the right amount.  I had a little extra of the peanut butter mousse, but my hubby loves peanut butter so it's there for him to add on a little extra!

Crust - Bar crust from here:
  • 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c. cold unsalted butter
  • 1 egg


Filling - Peanut Butter Mousse from here:
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 8 oz. pkg. Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 c. Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 c. Powdered Sugar
  • 1 c. Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract


Topping* - Strawberry sauce from here:
  • 16 oz Strawberries
  • 1/4 c. Sugar

*You can probably just use strawberry preserves if you want to keep it simple, but really, this topping is tasty and not hard to make!
Also, this might be a little much so you can make a smaller batch of the topping if you would like.

Step 2: The Pieces

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Time to make everything!  I'll let you know the order I did things.  

The first thing I did was make the crust.  According to the recipe, you need to mix it up, smush it into the pan and then let that sit in the fridge for a while.  So I did this and then while it was cooling I moved on to the strawberry topping.

Follow the directions for the strawberry topping, but don't completely blend it.  I was going to leave it be once it was cooked, but I wanted it to be a bit creamier so I pulsed it with the hand blender.  Just to get the pieces a bit smaller.  Once it is ready, let it sit a while to cool, and then refrigerate it.  

So now that the crust has had time to sit, bake it in the oven.  Make sure you stab that crust!  it will balloon up otherwise, mine did.  I stabbed it, baked it for 10 minutes, checked on it, popped the crust balloon that had formed, and then baked it for another 15 minutes.  You can also use pie weights if you know how to do that :)  Let the crust cool.

Now you are ready to mix up your peanut butter mousse!  If you have a mixer, you're set!  If not, it will be okay.  I hope your arm is in shape!  To mix up my cream and vanilla I used a whisk and an egg beater to get it to the right consistency which is soft peaks.  Once that is ready, fold that into the peanut butter cream cheese mix and then you are ready to assemble your pie!

Step 3: All Together Now

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Fill your crust with your mousse and you can top it with the strawberries right away.  I decided to leave it off so people could put on as little or as much as they wanted.  I also wasn't sure what the watery strawberry mix would do to the mousse.  I didn't want it to make it too wet so thought it was better to store them separately.

Now, enjoy!  It is pretty awesome how awesome it is :)
grumpydad2 years ago
Come summer, this is definitely going on my 'to bake' list. In the photos it looks like a fantastic summer pie. I do really like Heygalicious' idea of integrating the idea into a cheesecake... Proper after BBQ desert food! And Doodlecraft's drizzled fudge idea as well.

I can barely wait to start experimenting with it all.
Nomnomnom! It's got two of my most flavourite things, cheesecake and PB and J sandwiches! Now I just need a Philly Cheese-steak cheesecake!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Heygalicious2 years ago
Now that sounds interesting!
mclare502 years ago
I know this is completely random, but your profile picture is awesome!!!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  mclare502 years ago
Thank you :)
doodlecraft2 years ago
Oh wow, that looks so good! Although, I'd probably whip up some thick fudge and drizzle that on the top too...I love chocolate and peanut butter! :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  doodlecraft2 years ago
That would definitely be tasty :) I left chocolate off since my husband isn't too fond of it (crazy I know).
Wow...Just like my husband, he'll pass up chocolate any day of the week. :) Oh well, more for me!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  doodlecraft2 years ago
My thoughts exactly :)
HollyMann2 years ago
This looks amazing - so delicious!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  HollyMann2 years ago
Thank you :)
I love peanut butter! I need to try this, but I might adapt it into flutternutter pie. The peanut butter mousse looks fabulous!
Awesome! I'm all for adapting recipes/projects to work for you :)
PitStoP2 years ago
Looks good! =)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  PitStoP2 years ago
It is, it is :D
nerd74732 years ago
Is it good?
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  nerd74732 years ago
Yes! If you like PB & J sandwiches cause it very much resembles them. My hubby just likes it without the strawberry topping so if you mostly like just PB, that works too :)
msel2 years ago
I will make it :)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  msel2 years ago
Glad to hear it :)
What an awesome flavor idea for pie!
I thought it would be fun :)
Wow, it turned out so pretty :D
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  jessyratfink2 years ago
I know! I'm so proud of it :)
YUM!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  audreyobscura2 years ago
It is very tasty! I was selfish and kept it at home for me and my hubby. There wasn't much left anyway, sure gets eaten fast :)
M.C. Langer2 years ago
Looks absolutely delicious!!!! Your pies and cookies are awesome!!!!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
Thank you!