Paleo Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie from PaleOMG
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I mentioned previously, that I bought a pie pan recently. I knew nothing about making any kind of pie, let alone a Paleo pie, but since I like eating pie, I figured it might be a good investment. The one I bought is similar to this one. I actually had this pie in mind when I made that purchase. This is the Paleo Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie from Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook. In her book, though, she actually says that you probably shouldn’t eat the entire pie in one sitting. I actually think this sounds like a worthy goal. 😉 I wasn’t able to accomplish it, not even close, but hey, if that’s your thing, don’t let me be the one to stop you. I’m not here to judge anyone.
With this pie, you shape the crust in the pan. That works for me. Rolling out a pie crust and then transferring it to the pie pan is not a skill that I have mastered yet. Cursing while I ruin pie crusts while attempting to move them, on the other hand, is a skill that I am very, very good at. This one gets made right in the pan though, so no cursing was involved. I did find myself wishing for a real food processor though, to make it easier to combine the ingredients for the crust. I have a teeny tiny food processor, so it was a bit more difficult. It did the trick, but the proper tools always make the job easier. If Santa is reading this, I hope he hooks me up this year. 😉
For the filling, the recipe calls for sunbutter instead of peanut butter. Peanuts are actually beans, and so they are off-limits for paleo people. Sunbutter is made from sunflower seeds. The taste is probably the closest you’ll get to peanut butter, though. I did have some trouble getting the filling to thicken up properly. I think that was more a matter of me being impatient though, and not a problem with the recipe. (Note, I made the pie a second time, and the filling thickened up perfectly. It was a matter of patience, like I thought). The taste was amazing, the pie pieces just didn’t hold their shape perfectly when sliced. That’s actually why I don’t have any pictures of them. The recipe also calls for some coconut milk whipped cream on top. The first time I made it, I left it off, and the pie was absolutely delicious, anyway. The next time I made it, though, I added the whipped cream. This was actually my first attempt at decorating a dessert, too.