It was Pi Day yesterday and the internet collectively lost its shit.
I helped by making my husband’s favorite kind of pie:
My mother in law found the recipe, called Mom’s Peanut Butter Pie, on a Western Family Cream Cheese package in the early 90s. Captain requests it as his special dessert whenever I give him the option. So, with yesterday being Pi Day and all, I whipped one up to have after dinner.
It’s a pretty rich dessert, so we have smallish pieces. Since we have a family of 6, we go through food really fast, but we managed to keep our indulgence down to half of a pie between us. Which left half of a pie in the freezer for tonight.
It was wonderful, being able to offer the kids such an awesome treat 2 nights in a row. We had a delightful few minutes where the kids were focused on shoveling the cold, creamy delight into their pie holes *snicker*.
Until Cabin Boy flung a glob straight at his older sister’s face.
If you want a piece of this amazing and food-fight friendly pie, here’s the recipe:
‘Mom’s Peanut Butter Pie’
9 in. graham cracker crust
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup milk
8 oz. cool whip, thawed
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy.
Mix in the peanut butter and sugar.
Slowly add in the milk, mixing well.
Fold in the cool whip until the mixture is thoroughly combine.
Pour into the graham cracker pie crust and freeze for several hours.
Remove from freezer 10-15 minutes before serving.
My mother in law likes hers with a “BAM” of hot fudge and salted peanuts. Captain prefers his unaltered. I think next time I’m going to have to try it with Nutella instead of peanut butter.