With fathers day coming up I decided to make a pie that is simple for children ,and others, to bake for their Dads Grandfathers etc.
Step 1: Ingredients and Equipment
Sugar-A few teaspoons for the cream
M&M's- A handful, optional but recommended
Whipping Cream- One tub, no canned whipping cream here
Peanut Butter- I used chunky but smooth would work too
Shortcrust Pastry or a Pie Crust- I have a block of premade shortcrust, homemade is optional
Butter- A small amount to grease the tin
A Knife- Any shape or size will do
A Palette Knife- Or anything to spread the peanut butter
A Mixing Bowl
A Pie Tin
A Rolling Pin
A Circular Object Bigger Than Your Pie Tin- To cut a circle to do the sides and base
A Piping Bag- Optional
Greaseproof Paper- Essential
Step 2: Making the Pie Base
Preheat your oven to 180 Degrees Celsius.
Roll your pastry moderately thin and cut it into a circle using your circular object.
As you can see from the second picture of this step I greased the tin. Do not do this! Line it with greaseproof paper so it can be pulled out easier later.
Drape the circle of pastry over the tin then slowly press down on it all around to get all the air out from below it.
Trim the edges of the pastry off and bake until golden brown, as in picture 3.
If you would like a way to use the left over pastry go to the next step, if not skip it and go to the one after that.
Step 3: A Use for Left Over Pastry
With the left over pastry I decided to make a small cheese, bacon and ham pie.
Get a ramekin dish and line it with pastry the same as before just smaller, cutting a disc for the top by using it like a cookie cutter.
I quickly fried up some bacon, cut some cold ham into little slices and grated a small amount of cheese.
I then layered it cold ham, cheese, bacon, cheese and topped it with pastry.
Finally bake until golden brown and you've used up leftovers.
But anyway back to the main event.
Step 4: The Filling
Once your pie base is out of the oven and has cooled spoon the jar of peanut butter into it.
Smooth it out evenly with your palette knife or the back of a spoon.
Pour your whipping cream into a bowl and begin to whip.
Keep adding sugar until you reach your desired sweetness and whip until it is thick.
Pour the cream into a piping back or spoon it onto the peanut butter and be generous!
Step 5: Topping!
I topped the pie with M&M's but you could use:
-The Usual Cake Toppings- Gelatin flowers etc
Step 6: Finished Product
Your Fathers day gift or dessert is finished!
Now go cut a big slice and tuck in!