Monday, February 22, 2010
As I was talking with Mother Maxine the other day, she told me a story that an old friend had shared with her. Apparently, back in the good old days, when the circus would come to town, the circus was held in tents. My mother's childhood friend told her she vividly remembered my grandmother taking them to the circus once when they were children. What she remembered most was that my grandmother had a full sized pair of scissors in her handbag! See, Granny had thought this through...She told the girls that if the tigers got loose, she had scissors. Not to attack the tigers, but to cut through the tent if she needed to. LOL! I told my mother that her behavior had passed along to me. I carry a full size pair of scissors in my glove compartment, in case I ever need to cut my seat belt off :) I wonder if anyone else in my family carries scissors as lifesaving tactical gear.
Ok, so you've humored me long enough by enduring the story about my grandmother. Now the recipe. This pie is almost too easy! Its fail-proof. You don't even bake it! You can top this with Butterfingers (which is what Granny used), Peanut Butter Cups (which is what I had) or anything else you believe would compliment this creamy peanut butter pie. And, you can easily freeze the second pie....or give it away and make someone feel special!! Enjoy!
Peanut Butter Pie
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup milk
1 (16 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crusts/or chocolate cookie crusts
Topping: Peanut Butter cups (broken into pieces) or Butterfingers (crushed)
1.Beat together cream cheese and confectioners' sugar. Mix in peanut butter and milk. Beat until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
2.Spoon into two 9 inch graham cracker pie shells; cover, and freeze until firm.
Posted by Sinful Southern Sweets at 7:29 AM