Thursday, March 14, 2019

Happy National Pi Day!

A few years ago, I had a survey here on my blog and the question was, "Do you prefer cake or pie?" Surprisingly (to me at least!), the majority of you said, PIE! But being the numbers nerd that I am, National PI Day (March 14th) is one of my favorite days of the year! It's a given that today I'm stopping by my favorite pie shop and picking up not one, not two, but THREE slices of pie for my man, myself, and mini me for dessert! It's tradition in the Horton House. 
Confession: Out of all the things I've baked through the years, I've never made a peanut butter pie. Can you believe that? I can't. I mean, we like peanut butter and Wayne's favorite candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, so WHY have I never made a peanut butter pie?

Another confession: I cheated on this recipe.  Instead of making a home made crust, I used a store bought graham cracker crust. And by doing so, I think this recipe could have actually made two pies, but instead, I made parfaits with the leftover pie filling. 
My inspiration for this recipe came from Pinterest and can be found here. It was a total WIN in our family recipe book. Get ready, though, because this recipe calls for lots of mixing bowls. It took a while for the whipping cream to get fluffy, even with my little hand mixer on the highest level.
The peanut butter layer included a box of vanilla pudding. Doesn't everything taste better with a box of pudding? I've recently discussed this with my blog friends and we've come to the conclusion that yes! Yes, it does! 

Loved that I found these mini Reese's to sprinkle on the top of the pie along with the drizzling of the leftover chocolate layer. Yes, there's even a chocolate layer.
This pie was so creamy and delicious, y'all! We loved it and I will definitely be making it again.
My earliest childhood memory of being in the kitchen with my mom was on Sunday afternoons. While my dad and brother took naps, mom and I would spend a few hours making something, which was usually a dessert. I loved to make parfaits with cool whip and a box of jello. Mama had these cute parfait glasses that she kept at the very top of the cabinet and I thought I was something special when I could coax her to getting them down and making red or green or orange parfaits. I lived for desserts back then and I guess I still do. So THIS is how the extra pie filling turned out! I made perfect parfaits!
My first ever peanut butter pie was a huge success! 

Happy National PI Day, Friends! 


Laura
Laura

Hi there, I'm Laura, I'm the happiest wife, the loudest cheer mom, and the craziest girlfriend you'all ever have, I'm a Southern Belle living in a Southern world!

9 comments:

  1. Yum! I love pie (and cake too). We won't be having pie today but I did remember it was pie day - my husband pointed out that 2 years ago it was REALLY pie day 3.14.17 - ha! You were so smart to make parfaits with that extra filling - mmmmmmm!!!
    Have a wonderful day sweet friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  2. Happy Pi (Pie) Day! That pie sounds delicious and I love the convenience of those graham cracker crusts. I bet one of those in the chocolate (pie crusts) would have been good, too, although maybe a bit of chocolate overload. lol
    Have a wonderful day- Hugs- Diana

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    1. The pie was very rich and already had a chocolate layer, but I love your idea for using a chocolate crust and my family would have certainly eaten it anyway! Happy Pi Day!!

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  3. That looks so good!! My kids totally want pie for pi day. I should get them some...or dare I say I should make them some! lol!

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  4. This looks so delicious! How funny and nerdy of you to celebrate national Pi day, haha, I love it!

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  5. Pie is totally my favorite.
    This looks simple enough - & I'm ALL about store bought crusts. Love you took extra for parfaits though - kinda genius.

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  6. My mom and I usd to make parfaits too. In special little glass dishes. This looks delightful and the Niners would love it! xo

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  7. Friend! That looks amazing! I bet it was yummy!

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