Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sundays are Chocolate

My pictures do not do this pie justice. The chocolate ganache is very rich and brings out the flavor in the peanut butter. Don't worry I bought Skippy brand and I have had it for a while, before the scare. I t was easy to make just follow the direction and you will not have any problems. It took about an hour.
Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Pie

30 Vanilla wafers coarsely broken
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
4 tablespoons sugar divided
1 1/3 cups bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup plus 13/4 cups chilled whipping cream, divided
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
6 ounces white chocolate chips
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray 9 inch diameter glass pie dish with nonstick spray. Blend wafers, melted butter and 2 tablespoons sugar in processor until moist clumps form. Press crumb mixture over bottom and up sides of prepared pie plate. Bake crust until lightly browned about 15 minutes.
While that is cooking combine chocolate chips, 2/3 cup cream, corn syrup and 1 teaspoon of vanilla in microwave bowl. Microwave on medium heat until chocolate softens, about 3 minutes. Whisk until melted and smooth. Spread chocolate mixture over bottom of crust. Freeze 10 minutes.
Microwave white chocolate chips and 3/4 cup of whipping cream in large bowl on medium heat at 15 second intervals just until chips soften, stirring often. Whisk in peanut butter and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Cool to barely lukewarm. Beat 1 cup of whipping cream and 2 tablespoons sugar in medium bowl until very thick but not yet holding peaks, fold peanut butter mixture in 3 additions. Spoon mouse over dark chocolate layer. Chill at least 1 hour.

12 comments:

Heidi said...

Oh my goodness I am drooling! This looks wonderful.

teresa said...

Droooool! This is one of my favorite combinations, looks delicious!

Mary said...

Two of my favorite flavors combined to create a dessert that is deadly to the hips. You are killing me!!!! I love you for it.

Tami said...

I LOVE peanut butter pie with chocolate! YUM!

Donna-FFW said...

I am with the other droolers.. this looks fabulous. Cant beat the chocolate and peanut butter combo!!

Linda said...

Wonderful! I have all the ingredients in the house...now I am going to HAVE to make this and try it (and pig out!) YUM!!!!

Lynda said...

Oh my, chocolate and peanut butter together! I love this combination!

Gina said...

What can be better than peanut butter and chocolate. These look amazing. Yummmm...

5 Star Foodie said...

I had to go get a sweet snack looking at this wonderful dessert! Chocolate and peanut butter are so yummy together - great recipe!

Cheryl said...

I cannot wait to try this, looks and sounds sooo yummy!!!!

Sara said...

This looks really delicious, I love chocolate with peanut butter. It's definitely one of the best flavor combinations out there!

Katherine Aucoin said...

~Raises hand~ I'm a drooler too! It's the ultimate successful marriage - chocolate and peanut butter.