Peanut Butter Pie
15 hydrox or oreo cookies, crushed
1/4 Cup butter, melted
1 1/4 Cup creamy peanut butter
1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese, at room temperature
1 Cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs. unsalted butter (1/4 stick)
1 1/4 Cup chilled whipping cream
1 Tbs. vanilla
melted chocolate (optional)
Mix oreo cookies and butter together and press into sides and bottom of pie pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 7 minutes. Cool.
Using electric mixer, beat peanut butter, cream cheese, 1/2 Cup sugar and melted butter in a large bowl.
Using clean dry beaters, beat cream with remaining 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla in medium bowl until peaks form.
Stir 1/4 of cream into peanut butter mixture, then fold in remaining cream (mixture will be thick).
Spoon into prepared crust. Refrigerate until firm.
Optional: Fill a pastry bag with melted chocolate (chocolate syrup might also work) pipe about 8-10 rows on the top of the pie. Using a knife drag perpendicular all the way through the lines.