Peanut Butter Pie with White Chocolate Ganache

 Peanut Butter Pie with White Chocolate Ganache | This pie is so rich and delicious!

 Peanut Butter Pie with White Chocolate Ganache | This pie is so rich and delicious! via www.wineandglue.com

Have I ever told you the story of the camera in the light fixture?

No?

 Peanut Butter Pie with White Chocolate Ganache | This pie is so rich and delicious! via www.wineandglue.com

I am the youngest of three children, with two older brothers, five and seven years older than me, who loved many things in life, including torturing me.  The story goes that their relationship was slightly contentious . . . . until I came along, and their evil alliance was born.

I was about six or seven years old when I decided that I wanted to be part of the gift giving tradition at Christmas.  So I decided that I would make gifts for my family members.  And by make presents, I mean color little scraps of paper, and wrap them up in Christmas wrapping.

Ha!  I just realized that my wannabe crafter self was born pretty early.

 Peanut Butter Pie with White Chocolate Ganache | This pie is so rich and delicious! via www.wineandglue.comI was pretty excited about the “gifts.”  So much so, that I think I spent a fair amount of time bragging to my older brothers about the fact.  They must have been so sick of me talking about it that they finally told me that they knew exactly what I was getting them.

My jaw dropped.  I was shocked and appalled.  How could this possibly be?!?!

A camera in the 70’s style globe light fixture in my room they said.

Those scoundrels.

My gift giving dreams were dashed.

Years later, I had completely moved on and I mean like totally let it all go when I was out shopping for Christmas presents at the mall with my mom.  I brought up this story up and my mom looked at me with that same shocked look my little face had held years ago and said, “Those _______ !”

Fortunately, her words vindicated me so much, that they aren’t blog appropriate.

Redemption.

What’s better than childhood redemption?  This Peanut Butter Pie!!  I whipped up some peanut butter into a custard filling, poured it into a baked pie shell, and smothered with with white chocolate ganache. It is a couple step process, so you want to make it the day before an event or a meal, but it is so delicious!  It’s also rich, so cut small pieces and make sure the whole crowd gets some!

 Peanut Butter Pie with White Chocolate Ganache | This pie is so rich and delicious! via www.wineandglue.com

 Peanut Butter Pie with White Chocolate Ganache

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 9 ounces white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.  While the oven is preheating, put your pie crust in the pie dish, press aluminum foil into it, and fill the pan with coins to keep the pie crust weighted down.  Bake the pie crust for 25 minutes.
  2. Over medium high heat, bring the peanut butter, powdered sugar, and milk to a boil while stirring constantly.    Once the mixture comes to a boil, continue cooking for two minutes, and then remove from the heat.
  3. Whisk your egg yolks, and add a small amount of the peanut butter and milk mixture and whisk in.
  4. Add the egg yolks to the saucepan with the rest of the peanut butter and milk mixture, and bring it back to a boil, stirring consistently.  Continue cooking for two minutes.
  5. Pour the peanut butter custard into the baked pie crust and and smooth out to make even.  Let cool in the refrigerator overnight or for at least four hours.
  6. When the pie has finished chilling, make your ganache.
  7. Start by bringing the heavy cream to a boil, stirring consistently.  Once it has come to a boil, pour it over the white chocolate.  Stir vigorously until the mixture is smooth.
  8. Pour the white chocolate ganache over the cooled pie and refrigerate for at least an hour.

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Comments

  1. says

    Ha, thats a funny story!!! How clever of your brother’s though. I’m actually thinking I need camera’s in the light fixtures all over our house. My kids aren’t that sneaky yet…but someday they will be teenagers. I love white chocolate with a passion Lisa, this pie is for ME!

  2. Barbara Miller says

    Oh that is just wonderful! A perfect hostess gift, and a great recipe to keep. Thanks so much for sharing!!! Bx

  3. Sarah C says

    I made this tonight, but at the very end realized it doesn’t tell you what to do with the vanilla in the directions. Needless to say, it was too late, so I hope it doesn’t make much of a difference. But does it go in the pie or ganache?? Thanks. Can’t wait to try it when the ganache cools.

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