Girl Scout Cookie Crust Peanut Butter Pie
In honor of the Girl Scout’s Birthday today, March 12…and where I live it’s Girl Scout Cookie time, I baked a beautiful and delicious Peanut Butter Pie using Girl Scout Cookies for the crust!
But before I go into how to make this my favorite bake this year, I want to thank my dear friend Deanna T. for the inspiration bake. She posted the most delicious looking pies (3) of them on Facebook. I just loved them and asked for the recipe. I found my granny’s recipe for her pie and then I looked into an old cook book and found a great recipe there too. So I combined them and made my own, incorporating Girl Scout Trefoils shortbread cookies for the crust! Readily available in front of our popular supermarket.
This pie strikes the perfect balance between sweet and salty. The cream center is a bit difficult to make, because you need about 10 minutes of patience stirring continuously, and that is not my forte, patience! But I stayed with it and the results are so worth it! The smooth texture, the delicious balance of peanut butter and the warm tones from the cookie crust…eating it is just like diving into a box of Girl Scout Dois dos (peanut butter cookies). RECOMMENDATION: Buy multiple boxes of the Trefoils and freeze them! You’re going to want to make this all-year round, trust me!
If you like peanut butter, you’ll LOVE this and if you like chocolate and peanut butter fan, just melt some chocolate melts and drizzle atop this pie! To die for!!
Enough already, here is the recipe! Enjoy the bake!!!!
Girl Scout Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
For the crust:
1 box Girl Scout Trefoils Cookies (about 2 1/4 cups of cookie crumbles)
1/4 cup of brown sugar
6 tbs of melted butter
For the pie filling:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
3 egg yolks
1/8 tsp salt
1 can condensed milk (1.5 cups)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbs butter
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup Smuckers all natural crunchy peanut butter
1 cup of confectioners sugar
Take an entire box of Girl Scout Trefoils cookies and in batches crumble in a food processor.
In a small bowl, add the brown sugar and melted butter, combine until crumbs are thoroughly mixed. Press into a 9-inch pie plate. Take your time and make sure it’s even and edges are nicely shaped. It will be a nice thick crust.
Bake the cookie crumbs 10 minutes, remove from heat and let cool.
While the crust bakes, combine sugars, cornstarch, egg yolks, salt into a medium sauce pan. Over medium heat, slowly whisk in milk and heavy cream until fully combined. Continue stirring (with lots of patience) until it begins to thicken. I used a spatula to ensure the bottom side edges get mixed into the mixture. It will thicken quickly after about 8 minutes. Continue on lower heat for about 2 more minutes.
Then add your butter and vanilla and stir in completely. Remove from heat…let cool with a covered pot or plastic wrap. I used both. This ensures the mixture doesn’t develop a “skin.”
Let the Girl Scout Cookie Crust cool while you’re making the filling. While the crust and filling is cooling a bit make your peanut butter crumbs.
Mix together the all natural peanut butter (crunchy) in with the confectioners sugar. Use your hand and combine until you garner big crumbs.
Take about 2 or 3 tablespoons of the crumbs and place on the bottom of the crumb crust. Slowly pour in the filling from the saucepan and smoothest evenly and to the edges of the crust.
Spoon over the remaining peanut butter crumbs evenly and carefully. Place in oven and bake for about 15-18 minutes. Your kitchen will begin to smell of peanut butter! Yummy!!
Remove and let pie cool completely before serving! Enjoy this fantastic Girl Scout Cookie Crust Peanut Butter Pie.
Message me or let me know how it worked out for you! What does your family think? I’d love to hear the results. Enjoy the bake!
For other peanut butter recipes check out this amazing Cupcake Recipe.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 47.2g||60%|
|Saturated Fat 19.5g||98%|
|Total Carbohydrate 124.4g||45%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 59.5g|
|Vitamin D 15mcg||75%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
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