peanut butter pie with a sugar cookie crust

The real name of this pie is Isabel’s secret. But, I wasn’t too sure how well the title would go over, you know?

And… the fact that the recipe is in a cookbook that is published-well, that makes it not so secret, don’t you think? Me too. Speaking od sounding good…

I had a dream I was baking bread- the only thing was the “cookbook” I was using was the Bible. Hmmm, I know there is Manna bread, and Ezekiel bread…but, I am pretty sure that there is no recipe in there. Anyway, that’s what I dreamt last night and that’s my morning thought.

My finger hurts, too. I think my knives are too sharp. Both me and my hubby cut ourselves washing them last night.  And “they” say you’re more likely to cut yourself on a dull knife.  Not sure about what “they” say, sometimes.

I also heard that 77% of the couples that married ten years ago have made it. “They” say that statistic is because of the economy. I hate it when someone takes something positive and then makes an excuse to deflate it. Grrr. Anyway…

A few words on this pie: serve at room temperature- otherwise it’s close to impossible to cut.  And, it tastes like a giant peanut butter cup on top of a cookie. Sound good?

And, you only have to bake once. The crust part. Yippeee!

The filling is super simple: peanut butter, sugar, butter…and a few more simple things…

Mmmm, peanut butter. When I was pregnant, I hate peanut butter mixed with sea salt and maple syrup. By the bowlful.

The original recipe said to use the stove top to melt the chocolate. I carefully did it in the microwave… I know, I’m a lazy mama.

This recipe came from “Off The Eaten Path” It’s a cookbook that just came out. It’s one of my new favorites, too- it’s a collection of recipes from all these mom and pop restaurants all of the south. And, it’s full of really awesome photos.  My copy is dog eared up with at least of month’s worth of stuff I want to make. Mmmm….I cannot wait.

peanut butter pie with a sugar cookie crust
Recipe Type: dessert
Author: Rumor’s Deli Cullman Alabama
From “Off The Eaten Path” by Morgan Murphy
  • 1 roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 3 c powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 c creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbs butter, melted
  • 1 c semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c butter
  • my additions: 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Press the cookie dough into a greased 9″ pie pan.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350 oven 30-40 minutes, or until golden.
  3. Allow to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, mix the peanut butter,2 tbs melted butter, water, vanilla, salt and 1 cup of the powdered sugar using and electric mixer. Add in the remaining two cups of sugar- the mixture will be crumbly.
  5. Press the mixture into the crust.
  6. Melt the chocolate chips with the 1/2 c butter in a microwave at 50% power at 30 second intervals, stirring between until melted.
  7. Pour over peanut butter mixture and spread to crust edges.
  8. Chill 3 hrs, slice and serve.





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