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by Paul Cormier, Salamanders of Kemptville

On these hot days of Summer, it’s nice to have cool treats. So, imagine having a nice taco or Caesar’s salad with say, a cold chicken breast sliced up with a glass of chilled white wine (a Pino Grigio, perhaps). Now, how do you finish such goodness? Well, how about a cool Peanut Butter Pie? It’s easy to make, and has only one problem: it’s hard to resist having a second piece (you shouldn’t if you are watching your waistline).

Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients:

Crust
1 1⁄4 cup chocolate cookie crumbs (20 cookies)
1⁄4 cup sugar
1⁄4 cup butter, melted
Filling
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy (35%) cream, whipped
Grated chocolate

Preparation:

Combine crust ingredients. Press into a 9-inch pie plate. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes and cool. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, butter and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Gently spoon into crust. Garnish with chocolate.

Refrigerate until firm (a couple of hours) and serve to an appreciative gathering with, maybe, some Cookie Dough Ice Cream or such. Positively sinful!

All the best and keep those mails coming to pcormier@ranaprocess.com.

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