Have you ever had a frozen peanut butter pie, with chocolate and caramel sauce? No? Well, you’ve been missing out! Actually so have I. I haven’t had one in roughly 7 years 😦 I know! It’s horrible!
So tonight I decided I wanted one. But I didn’t want to use cool whip (or any other edible petroleum product)! I also didn’t want that much sugar. So I decided to make my own version with ingredients I had on hand.
First I made an almond pie crust (~1 1/4C ground almonds, a couple tbsp melted butter, a tsp or so of sugar, mix all together in a pie plate and press down. Bake for 10 minutes at 350). I’m not really one for following directions. But rough estimates work. If it’s too wet, add more almonds, maybe make a second pie crust and save for later. If too dry, add more butter.
After the pie crust was baked, I tossed it in the freezer to cool while I mixed the filling.
Filling (3 Minutes):
1 1/2 C Smooth Natural Peanut Butter
1 1/2 C Vanilla Yogurt
1/4 C Coconut Oil (used to harden the pie faster)
Using an electric beater, mix on high speed until light and fluffy. Pour into prepared pie shell and put in the freezer for later.
Butterscotch Sauce (About 7 minutes):
Well, it’s not really a ‘real’ butterscotch recipe because I’m not too keen on following directions 😉
2 TBSP Butter, melted in a small sauce pan
1 C natural cane sugar (the big dark crystals)
1/2 C water
1/2 C whole milk (it’s what I had on hand)
Add the butter, sugar and water to the pan. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Once boiling and the sugar’s dissolved, just swirl the pot but don’t stir anymore. The pot will bubble up, don’t let it boil over. The liquid will reduce by about half and the bubbles will become thick, like foam. Add the milk slowly while continuing to swirl. Reduce heat so it continues to bubble, but not at a full boil. Gentle stir your syrup, watching how it coats the spoon. When it’s nice and thick and fully coats the spoon. It’s done.
Let cool slightly, then drizzle (or pour liberally) over your pie. Return pie to freezer.
Chocolate ‘Sauce’ (2 minutes)
1 C mini chocolate chips
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler (or in a bowl over a pot with water)
Drizzle melted chocolate over pie. Return pie to freezer until easy to eat.
It was so delicious!