Icebox Peanut Butter Cream Pie: for Mikey

By • August 18, 2011 • 0 Comments


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Author Notes: This is the pie I made for my husband and daughter after reading Jennifer Perillo's post about her husband's passing.

This pie is in three stages so that it each layer has time to set up, but it’s really quite easy to make. I used coconut oil in the crust, which does give the pie a noticeable coconut flavor. If you like this sort of thing, it isn’t overwhelming and complements the peanut butter and chocolate well. If you aren’t a coconut fan, you could just as easily use melted shortening or butter; just keep in mind that the pie would no longer be raw. I suppose you could also use a cold-pressed nut oil, which would keep it raw. I used banana in both the peanut butter and chocolate layers, with very little noticeable taste. If you wanted to sub half of an avocado in place of the banana in the chocolate layer, that should be fine. I’m not too sure how that would work in the peanut butter layer, though. And of course, if you have nut allergies and cannot use almond meal in the crust or peanut butter in the filling, there are myriad flour and seed butter options available. But you already knew that, I’m sure!

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Makes 1 9.5 inch tart

Crust

  • 1 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar

Peanut Butter Filling & Chocolate Top Layer

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky, your preferance)
  • 1/4 cup coconut or another non-dairy milk
  • 1 small banana
  • large pinches of salt
  • (optional) sweeten with agave to taste
  • 1 small banana or 1/2 of an avocado
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 6 tablespoons cacao powder
  • small pinches of salt
  • (optional) sweeten with agave to taste
  1. Mix the crust ingredients together, they should have the texture of wet sand. Press into a nine-inch pie tart and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes while you prepare the peanut butter filling.
  2. Blend or whip together the ingredients for the peanut butter filling (ingredients 1-5: banana through agave). Pour into crust, and return to the refrigerator or freezer for an hour to set up before adding the top layer.
  3. Blend all of the ingredients for the chocolate layer (ingredients 6-10:banana/avocado through agave) together until smooth. Pour over the peanut butter layer, and return to the freezer until the pie is set, another hour or so.
  4. Grab some forks and share with your loved ones, preferably straight out of the pan before it melts.

Tags: almond meal crust, chocolate pie, frozen, peanut butter pie, pie, tart, Vegan

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