Thursday, April 30, 2009

Banana peanut butter pie

This pie might look small but it actually feeds 2 people

This is one of those what's-in-the-fridge creation. There's no actual recipe except for the crust which I always have a batch of, in the freezer. But you can use any home-made or ready to use store-bought crust.

I used the same crust that I made for my fruit tarts here. (And since I only made two, I actually used the toaster oven, baked them for 20 minutes at 400F)

For the filling, I really just eyeballed it, so this is approximately for two 4.5 inch pies:
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup mashed banana (2 bananas depending on the size)
  • 1/2 tbsp of amaretto cream (optional)
In a bowl, soften cream cheese & peanut butter in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds on medium power. Stir well.

Mix in mashed banana. Make sure to stir everything til mixture is smooth. Add about 1/2 tbsp of amaretto cream if you want. I've never tasted banana liqueur but I'm pretty sure it could work too since... well... it's banana!?

Let cool about 10 minutes and spoon into baked shell.

If you like, you can drizzle some melted chocolate on the top, or whipped cream.


Siri said... simple- I love it. Peanut butter is a little hard to come by in Norway, but this looks fab.


Justine said...

looks simple and delicious!

Melissa said...

The perfect combo! It looks delicious!

Steph said...

What a great idea to make a peanut butter pie!

Justin Schwartz said...

these look better than what you can get in most bakeries. very cool. of course I'm a big peanut butter-and-chocolate guy, so it was hard to go wrong in my book. add bananas to the mix and i'm all set.