Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Home for the Holidays with a special recipe.


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At each stop you will find a holiday recipe. My favorite desert is Peanut Butter Pie. Here's one of my favorite recipes, and I hope it becomes one of yours.



YIELD: 8 SERVINGS

PREP TIME: 30 MINUTES (ACTIVE TIME)

COOK TIME: 18 MINUTES

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

Ingredients:

For the Chocolate Pie Crust:
  • 1 cup all-purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 Tb. sugar
  • 6 Tb. COLD butter, cut into cubes
  • 4 Tb. COLD shortening, cut into cubes
  • 3-4 Tb. cold booze (like brandy or bourbon)
For the Peanut Butter Pie Filling:
  • 3 cups California-made heavy cream, whipped (6 cups whipped cream)
  • 2 cups traditional creamy peanut butter
  • 2 - 8 oz. packages California-made cream cheese
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
For the Toppings:
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1 small chocolate bar for chocolate curls

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and lower the rack to the lowest position. Cut the butter and shortening into cubes and place in the freezer to chill while pulling out the other ingredients. Pour the booze over ice to chill.
  2. Place the flour, cocoa powder, salt and sugar in a food processor. Add the cold butter and shortening and pulse to break up the butter into small pea-size balls. Drain the booze and add one tablespoon at a time pulsing, in between, until the dough come together. Don't add too much liquid and don't over mix. Dump out on a piece of plastic wrap. Wrap well and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Once the dough has chilled, place a piece of parchment paper (or foil) on the counter. Flour the paper and place the dough in the center. Flour a rolling pin and roll the dough out into a 12 inch circle. Use the paper to flip the dough into a deep-dish pie pan, then remove the paper. Fit the crust down into the pie pan, don't stretch the dough. Fold the rough edges under and crimp the edges with your fingers. Then place the paper back inside the pie crust and fill with pie weights (or dried beans or rice.)
  4. Bake the pie crust for 17-20 minutes until set. Allow the crust to cool before removing the pie weights and paper. Cool completely before filling.
  5. For the filling: Using an electric mixer whip the heavy cream into firm peaks and set aside. Using a clean bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth then beat in the peanut butter. Scrape the bowl and slowly add the powdered sugar. Once the mixture is smooth, gently fold in the whipped cream until the texture is consistent.
  6. Scoop the pie filling into the cooled crust. Refrigerate immediately. For the Toppings: Microwave the heavy cream until scalding hot. Add the chocolate chips and allow them to sit in the hot cream for 2-3 minutes. Stir until smooth. Once the chocolate ganache cools a little, use a spoon to drizzle it over the top. Then sprinkle with peanuts. Use a veggie peeler to shave chocolate curls over the top. Chill until ready to serve.

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Rescued from the Dark, Romantic Suspense
Published through Black Opal Books
Released February 16,2013
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FBI agent Jason Michaels goes undercover with the Irish Mob to get information on their gun smuggling ring. While on assignment he realizes they have joined forces with a known terrorist group manufacturing drugs. He searches for information to tie the two together when he finds out they have kidnapped a fellow agent, Mercedes Kingsley, the only girl he has ever loved. Jason soon realizes they're using Mercy to perfect their dosage and that his cover has been blown. He knows he has to save her so he takes off on a  journey that will take him up against his enemies, peers and the Agency that he loves, but is willing to give up to bring Mercy back to him.

 BLURB:
She has no memory of their love...

Kidnapped by terrorists and sent into a drug-induced coma, FBI intern Mercedes Kingsley awakes with no memory of her ordeal—or the intimate interlude that left her pregnant. Convinced her child was fathered by her ex-fiancé, she walks away from the only man she has ever loved, determined to make things work with her ex, a man the FBI suspects is implicated in her abduction.

 He knows the truth, but no one will listen...

FBI undercover agent Jason Michaels remembers what Mercy can’t and those memories are breaking his heart. Forced to keep his distance from his lover and their unborn child, Jason risks his life to protect Mercy from a cell of international terrorists who have vowed to get the secrets locked in her memory, no matter the cost. Can Jason convince Mercy to trust him until she remembers their past, or will he lose her to a man who will trap her in a nightmare world of darkness from which there is no escape?

32 comments:

  1. This is the third time I'm trying to comment, but that pie looks too good to let it pass by. Yummy.

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe and joining this giveaway!
    melaniemcclure@knology.net

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  3. Oh, does that pie look delicious, copying it down, so I can try it.
    Thanks for the recipe.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  4. Happy Holidays. Thank you for the amazing giveaway. esseboo@yahoo.com

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  5. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!
    eliseandtegan@gmail.com

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  6. Old Follower!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  7. Thanks for the recipe bbyg612@YAHOO.COM

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    Thanks for the recipe :D

    Missie Jones
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  9. Thank you for being part of the hop... I loved eating this pie (my sister makes something similar) thanks for the recipe i know my boys will like it.

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  10. My mother loves peanut butter treats. Marie.mattingly88@gmail.com

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  11. Peanut Butter pie.... yes please! delphinareadstoomuch at yahoo.com

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  12. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It sounds delicious.
    JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. I love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  14. Peanut butter and chocolate, yum!
    laschafer at knology dot net

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  15. l love peanut butter and chocolate so this pie sounds so yummy!
    msjuliadawn@gmail.com

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  16. MMM! Peanut Butter love it! Your making me hungry looking at this picture! Read your excerpt and loved it can't wait to read! You have a happy thanksgiving! amybowens34@yahoo.com

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  17. I love peanut butter pie, thank you for the recipe! Caraolson24@yahoo.com

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  18. Thanks for the recipe. My mother will love this.
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Thanks for the recipe ( which I added to my collection as I love chocolate and peanut butter), hop and giveaway. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
    koala571 (at) msn (dot) com

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  20. follow by Networked Blogs. Sounds delicious, can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing the hop and your giveaway. Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season! evamillien at gmail dot com

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  21. Yum!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
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  22. Thanks for the awesome hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  23. Yum! I may have to rethink my preference for pumpkin pie when faced with that!

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

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  24. Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  25. My father would live off peanutbutter if given the chance. If I made this I'm sure my brother would be left out of the will.

    blueshedevil32 AT gmail DOT com

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  26. I love peanutbutter pie but I've only made it from a box. Thank you for the recipe, I will be putting it to use, alot.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Angela
    angie1977t@gmail.com

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  27. Hi! Chocolate peanut butter pie! Yum! Drooling on this end! I love this stuff! My mom has a family friend that always brings some for the holidays! Now i can make my own! Yay! lol Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!! Happy Thanksgiving!
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. My kids would really like this pie - thank for sharing the recipe :-)

    Karen(dot)arrowood(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  29. That pie sounds scrumptious!!! I will definitely have to try that one! ;)
    Thank you for sharing.
    Please do not enter me into the contest for your story as I already own a copy. :)
    trb0917 at gmail dot com

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