2/21/09

peanut butter & pumpkin pie

PB pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie? Now? What the....?

Oh yeah--it has peanut butter in it people! And you know what's even better? It has safe peanut butter in it. There are no recalls on this peanut butter.
This was not my own recipe, but I was inspired to make it simply by the sheer fact that I love Peanut Butter & Co. products. I think The Peanut Butter Boy made something kind of similiar to this? The Peanut Butter Company have stellar peanut butters, great sandwich stores and really out-of-the-norm recipes; I like that, a lot. Have any of you ever been to one of their sandwich shops? Crazy good. I think the guy behind this company is a genius. I keep emailing him (his company rather) and telling him he must, must, create a bacon & banana peanut butter. I told him I would come over and help.... he never emails me back. lol
I did make one addition to the crust. I did everything it said to do, but I added in about 1/2 cup of crushed graham crackers to the pie dough. I just felt it needed that extra "umff". I also used the maple peanut butter instead of the plain peanut butter, but you know, I think you could literally any type of their flavor peanut butter in this. This was really good. I'm not a huge pumpkin pie person, but I loved it once I made it this way.

peanut butter pumpkin pie
adapted from Peanut Butter Co.

Crust ingredients:
1 ¼ cups AP flour
½ cup graham cracker, crushed
1 ts sugar
1 ts salt
1 and ¼ sticks unsalted butter, diced & chilled
1 large egg, beaten & chilled

Filling ingredients:
¾ cup sugar
1 ts cinnamon
½ ts nutmeg
½ ts ground ginger
½ ts salt
2 large eggs
1 can (15 oz.) unsweetened pumpkin puree
½ cup Smooth Operator peanut butter (I used Mighty Maple)
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk

To make crust, sift together the flour, crushed graham, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Using a pastry blender, cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal. Add the egg and mix gently. If the dough is too dry, add ice water, ½ ts at a time, until it become workable. Transfer the dough to a sheet of plastic wrap and press into a disk. Cover it with another sheet of plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or more.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a 12-inch circle about 1/8 inch thick. Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie pan. Use your fingers to flute the edges, trimming any excess. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before filling.
For the filling: Combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the eggs, then add the pumpkin and peanut butter, mixing until smooth. Continue to mix while you add the dry ingredients, then add the evaporated milk and mix until well combined.
Oven must be preheated to 420 degrees. Gently pour the pumpkin mixture into the pie shell and bake on top rack of oven for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temp to 350 degrees and bake for an add’l 40 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the pie comes out clean.
Cool for at least 2 hours before serving.
Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream (obviously I didn't in the photo, but you must).

47 comments:

  1. You did NOT just add peanut butter to pumpkin pie.... Dawn, you're bad ;-)

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  2. Peanut butter and pumpkin sound heavenly together - how delicious!

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  3. I made a pb + pumpkin loaf before. It was really moist and the texture was nice.. I wasn't too crazy about the taste. I never tried the flavour combination in a pie though!

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  4. Really interesting combination

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  5. wow! that sounds just delicious! that maple flavored PB sounds out of this world!!

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  6. How cool, never heard of this combo but I'm sure it's delicious!

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  7. I don't even like pumpkin...but I will try your great idea. Of course peanut butter and chocolate is my all-time favorite combo. Thanks

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  8. Wow, that sounds really unique. I'll bet it works fabulously!

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  9. ...
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    That's just awesome.

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  10. Terrific! That's a combination I have to try! I love both ingredients... A scrumptious looking pie!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  11. I bet the maple flavor from the PB is great with the pumpkin. Yum!

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  12. DAwn, you know this rocks! It is however screaming for a dollop of whipped cream on top.

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  13. You elevated the simple Pumpkin Pie to a whole new level! Great idea, especially to use the Maple flavored. YUMMMMM!!!

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  14. i don't even know what to say. a whole nother pb lovin dimension :) that guy behind the counter really should call you up!

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  15. OMG! This is LOVE!! :)

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  16. I would have never thought to add peanut butter to pumpkin, I can't wait to try it!

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  17. I want some, I'm coming over! PB and pumpkin go so well together, I still use both in my oatmeal every morning, I'd love it in pie form!

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  18. I am totally intrigued--- I can't quite imagine the taste, but I'm sure it's delish. Especially with some vanilla ice cream. Oh, and I totally have that pie dish. :)

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  19. I love the pie crust that is half traditional short crust and half graham cracker. I have to give that a try. The peanut/pumpkin combination sounds like a winner too. We don't do peanuts because of my son's allergies but I bet it would be great with roasted cashew or almond butter.

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  20. Ok, so I don't eat pumpkin pie, but I think I could go for this kind. Made a million times better with the addition of peanut butter!

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  21. Hi Dawn! You think of the most INTERESTING combinations of food but I LOVE IT! Thanks for stopping by to see how I'm doing. I am doing almost 100% better today. That thing was terrible, whatever it was! Now poor little Mocha isn't doing well. She has terrible diarrhea....sorry to mention that word on your wonderful food blog. LOL! I gotta scroll down I spied a cinnamon chocolate cake or something like that. Gotta go!

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  22. What the??? I would never have thought to combine peanut butter and pumpkin...looks tasty Dawn!

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  23. Pumpkin + peanut butter combination is perfect! There are some dishes here in the Philippines with the same combo. Thanks Dawn for this recipe! :)

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  24. OH yes - I for one think any time of year is good for pumpkin pie! Adding peanut butter just means you have to cut me a bigger slice (please!) :)

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  25. i've never, ever had a piece of pumpkin pie that i liked. i think that if i had a sampling of this, all that would change in an instant. :)

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  26. What a unique and interesting combination. I would try it, I think it would taste great. Your pictures have me sold!

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  27. This sounds awesome! Love the idea of added graham to the crust, too.

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  28. Dawn, here you go enticing me with yet another recipe! Every time I look at your blog, I get hungry!! I can't wait to try this one!

    And I'm sorry I haven't email you back yet--was out of town all weekend, but YES, I have tried the muffins, and WOW WOW WOW! Out of this world good!

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  29. I'm not a big peanut butter or pumkin fan, but my family can't get enough of the stuff. This looks perfect!

    Sunshine today!!! I can't decide whether it's too cold for a walk...

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  30. I love that you email your suggestion for a bacon and banana peanut butter combo! Wouldn't that be cool if he takes you up on it! Your pie looks so good; what a great idea to include the maple peanut butter!

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  31. Bring on the PB, I am not afraid! What a great dessert!!

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  32. Seriously? Does your brain EVER turn off? This is so going to work soon.

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  33. I would have never thought to combine peanut butter and pumpkin - what a delicious combination!

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  34. I put peanut butter (well almond butter) and pumpkin in my oatmeal every morning, so I know this must be the best! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. I adore the Peanut Butter & Co! It's the only peanut butter I buy anymore! This recipe sounds great -- I'm not normally a fan of pumpkin pie either, but if pb is in it, I think I could come around to it!

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  36. Now this is my kind of pie!

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  37. I could easily eat pumpkin pie all year around since it is my absolute favorite pie, but you just kicked it up with the addition of peanut butter. That just sounds amazing. What a cool idea, Dawn! Hope you had a good weekend.

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  38. Wow dawn this pie looks amazing! I love the combo of peanut butter and pumpkin YUM!

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  39. Dawn-how wonderful!! this sounds lucious.

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  40. You are a wicked woman!

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  41. Yup another wacky but yummy combo presented to us by Dawn! Love it, who woulda thunk to put peanut butter in pumpkin pie? The pilgrims may not have thought of this one for sure. But I think they would have liked it!

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  42. Oh I forgot to tell you that I made your Chicken Curry Burgers and LOVED them. Man they are so good. I will post about them on Friday with links to you you you!

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  43. wow- what an interesting combo. sounds good

    Kelly Turner
    www.everygymsnightmare.com

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  44. That's totally new to me, using pumpkin in a pie. I just make dessert of it (which I added on my blog today). But this picture of the pie really tempts me to try it.

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  45. I'm one of those how think that everything is better with a bit of pb in it! Sadly I've never been to one of the PB&company stores, but all their flavours sound great!

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  46. A peanut butter pumpkin pie sounds good. Bacon peanut butter also sounds really good!

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