It’s so simple, it’s silly. It’s so scrumptious, it’s sinful.
This 4-ingredient Peanut Butter Pie is frozen fun in a pie shell.
The creation of it came together quite by accident.
Recently, on vacation (when antiquing is a must), I came across an entirely hand-written recipe book called Rose’s Rotary Recipes.
The title page simply said District 545. No city, no town, no state. A little research revealed that District 545 was reclassified in 1987 as District 5450 located in North Eastern Colorado. So now we know Rose’s home base.
Anyway, Rose’s Rotary Recipes is loaded with many of the potluck favorites of days gone by. In the dessert section, I came across Peanut Butter Pie that called for 8 ounces of cream cheese, 2 cups of powdered sugar, peanut butter, milk, cool whip, and a graham cracker crust.
Would Rose mind if I altered the recipe, since I didn’t have cream cheese or milk?
I decided to give it a try with an Oreo Chocolate ready-made pie shell instead of the graham cracker crust and was overjoyed at the results. Since I didn’t use cream cheese, there was no need for 2 cups of powdered sugar, so I reduced it to one tablespoon. Because the pie only took about 5 minutes to make, I decided to make a cherry pie version using the same method.
It’s now one of my favorite quick and easy treats and definitely a crowd pleaser.
Rose, if I’m ever near District 5450 in Colorado, I’ll look you up and apologize in person. (Included below is the original Peanut Butter Pie recipe from Rose’s Rotary Recipes.)