Thursday, April 28, 2011

Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie


The Cake Duchess made a really cool Peanut Butter Pretzel Tart.  I really liked the concept so I played around with something similar to make this pie.   A quick, easy dessert.

If you don't feel like tackling pralines, I think some honey roasted peanuts would work beautifully for a top layer.  Happily I had a sack of pralines in the freezer waiting to be used up.


Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie

Crust:
2 cups hard sourdough pretzels, crushed fine
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips

Mix together crushed pretzels, brown sugar, and butter.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Press into a 9 inch pie plate and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.  Cool.

Filling:
8oz reduced fat cream cheese
14oz no fat sweetened condensed milk
12oz peanut butter chips
1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter

Melt peanut butter chips in the microwave until smooth.  Set aside.  Blend together cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and peanut butter until smooth.  Mix in melted peanut butter chips.

Topping:
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup peanut pralines, crushed roughly

Crush the peanut pralines by hand or in a food processor.  Spread over top of the filling.

Melt the dark chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth.  Spoon into a plastic bag with a corned nipped off and pipe lines across the top of the pie.  Chill.


I should be banned from slicing pie....seriously.  Anywho.....it was really tough not to go back for seconds...I curse you moderation!

Behold....the cure for all peanut butter cravings.

41 comments:

  1. Peanut butter and condensed milk are definitely a winner combination, looks scrumptious.

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  2. Ok, I need to make this! So many things I love in one dessert! Your version is great!

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  3. Now THAT is a fantastic idea...wow sounds great!

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  4. Ah yummy. I loved Lora's tart and your pie looks just good!

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  5. Wow! I could do serious damage to my diet with that pie. There isn't anything in it that I don't love.

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  6. This pie looks crazy good! I'm a huge sweet/salty fan, so this would be dangerous to have around my house!

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  7. OMG, this looks so tempting and inviting!! Great job :)

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  8. I need to make at least a miniature version of this. Why, oh why doesn't my husband enjoy PB+chocolate? Great job, BriarRose!

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  9. This sounds like a concoction of yummy goodness!!!

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  10. Great job! This definitely looks like it would cure any peanut butter craving!

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  11. I just did pretzel chocolate chip cookies bar (they pair well with wine, btw), but your filling put this over the edge! Well. Done. :)

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  12. I'm dying here, I want to reach into the screen and grab a piece. nomnom.

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  13. I don't think you should be banned from slicing pie. That piece looks to die for!! I want some right now-- so thick and YUMMY! Great job!

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  14. Wow, that looks decadent! Great job putting together a sweet-salty masterpiece...

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  15. This looks intense! but delish
    xo
    Little Miss
    (littlemissvegancupcakes.blogspot.com)

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  16. Oh my! That looks decadent and wonderful.

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  17. Best combination EVER! This looks insanely good!

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  18. The pie looks just lovely.

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  19. Oh WOW! That pie looks incredible!! Who wouldn't love that?!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!

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  20. Wow, that looks fantastic. I bet that's so rich!

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  21. I can see your love for peanut butter :) This looks mouthwatering tasty !!

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  22. What a wonderful pie with delicious flavors! I could really go for a slice right now, even though it's morning. Thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend!

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  23. Wow very creative and unique... Looks delicious pie..

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  24. Wow this is amazing. I love sweet & salty. I also love peanut butter! This is a must try for me :)

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  25. TO.DIE.FOR. I'm so glad Lent is over!

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  26. Moderation, what's that? All will power and discipline goes out the door with this one. Truly decadent.

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  27. Hello lovely! I want a slice of this pie. It looks so tasty!

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  28. OH my goodness! What a treat! Just gorgeous!

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  29. Wow... that looks so delicious & decadent... i want a slice... please? pretty please? so yummy!

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  30. Been seeing pretzel a lot lately in desserts. My mom love PB, just might make this for Mother's Day!

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  31. I can imagine how hard it is to resist a second or third slice for this! Yes, curse moderation! This looks too good for that!

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  32. Oh wow that looks heavenly though I'd only be able to have a tiny slice it looks so rich. NOMNOMNOM

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  33. LOVE it!! you are sooo talented. great idea.

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  34. mmmmm.....looks so luscious and delish! I love the combination fo peanut butter and preztels!

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  35. Oh baby... Salty and sweet at it's best!

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  36. Mmmmm salty and sweet...I'm drooling

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  37. This looks really interesting. New to your blog - you have really interesting recipes

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