Peanut Butter Pie with Mississippi Mud Fudge

Peanut Butter and Mississippi Mud Fudge Pie - www.afarmgirlsdabbles.comHello, hello! And welcome to the new home of a farmgirl’s dabbles! Isn’t it lovely?! Thanks to the uber talented team (Lindsay & Taylor) at Purr Design, we now have this fabulous new space to call our own. And I couldn’t be more thrilled!

Please take some time to look around the place. We’re still wiping off some of the construction dust, and have a bit to tidy up. But mostly, everything’s in great shape. If you can’t find something, just holler!

And then, my friends…sink your eyes upon a piece of this Peanut Butter Pie with Mississippi Mud Fudge. It’s one of those treats that will have everyone fighting for the last piece. Well, at least that’s what happened around here!

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Peanut butter pie has been on our agenda since July, when I took our girls and one of their friends to pick blueberries over in Wisconsin. As is our tradition when we’re done picking berries, we headed to the quaint little village of Stockholm for lunch on the shady patio at Bogus Creek Cafe & Bakery. And then we walked across the street to The Stockholm Pie Company, where the pies are made fresh each day and completely from scratch, with flaky tender crusts and scrumptious fillings. Just like Mom makes. Really, they’re that good.

Peanut Butter and Mississippi Mud Fudge Pie - www.afarmgirlsdabbles.com

It was there that we shared a gigantic piece of their amazing peanut butter fudge pie this past summer. And it was then that we fell in love, and knew we needed to recreate this masterpiece at home.

I found a recipe for my grandma’s peanut butter pie in my recipe box, so that’s what my own peanut butter filling is based upon. It’s thick and creamy, and oh so wonderful. Then I added a layer of dark fudgy brownie below it and, unlike the pie in Stockholm, added a good amount of espresso powder to the brownie for a nod to Mississippi mud pie. Oh how I love that chocolate and coffee flavor combo!

The pie is baked up in an easy pressed-in crust and topped with a heavy drizzle of chocolate glaze, and then a sprinkling of salty chopped peanuts and dark chocolate curls. I’m really not kidding when I said there was a battle for the last piece. This recipe’s a keeper!

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Peanut Butter Pie with Mississippi Mud Fudge

Ingredients:

for the crust:

  • 1-1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature

for the mississippi mud fudge brownie layer:

  • 2 T. unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 T. all-purpose flour

for the peanut butter layer:

  • 1 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 c. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 T. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. kosher salt

to finish the pie:

  • 3 T. heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c. chopped salted peanuts
  • 1 oz. dark chocolate curls (use a vegetable peeler to shave chocolate bar into curls)

Preparation:

for the crust:

Preheat oven to 325°. Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter until crumbly. Then quickly mix with hands until it forms a dough. Don’t worry if it seems a bit dry. Press dough evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9″ pie pan. Aim for a uniform thickness on all surfaces and don’t press the dough in too hard. Bake the crust for 15 to 18 minutes, or just until lightly browned. Set on wire rack to cool.

for the mississippi mud fudge brownie layer:

Leave the oven set to 325°. In a small saucepan over low heat, stir the butter and chocolate until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and whisk in the sugar, and then the egg. Then add the espresso powder, vanilla, and salt, and whisk again. Sift the flour over the chocolate mixture and stir to blend well. Spread evenly over pie crust and return pan to oven. Bake for 18 minutes, until the chocolate layer is slightly puffed and dry-looking. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

for the peanut butter layer:

In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, whip the cream until stiff. In a separate medium bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth and then beat in the peanut butter and butter. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt, and mix until smooth. Gently fold in the whipped cream until the mixture is consistent. Spread peanut butter mixture evenly over the Mississippi mud fudge brownie layer.

to finish the pie:

Create a chocolate glaze by combining cream and chocolate chips in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Cool for 10 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until glaze is thickened, but still pourable. Stir chocolate glaze until completely smooth, then drizzle over the top of the peanut butter layer. Immediately, sprinkle with chopped peanuts and dark chocolate curls. Place pie in refrigerator to set. It is best to let it chill for at least two hours before serving.

From a farmgirl's dabbles, with help from Grandma Renelt's recipe box and inspiration from The Stockholm Pie Company in Stockholm, WI.

   

48 Responses to “Peanut Butter Pie with Mississippi Mud Fudge”

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    Christina — November 13, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I need to have a dinner party to have an excuse to make this pie! It looks divine.

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      If that’s what it takes, then send out some invites! Hope you like it! :)

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    Aggie — November 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Your new space is beautiful!! Love it. And love this pie so much. Oh how I love me some peanut butte pie!!

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you so much, Aggie! I hope you and the fam are doing well!! xo

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    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos — November 13, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Gorgeous new space, Brenda! I love the color scheme. This pie looks downright incredible!!

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      Thank you so much, Becca. Lindsay/Purr did a great job!

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    Mom — November 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Your blog site looks sharp and clean. Wonderful!
    Now, I’ve had Grandma’s peanut butter pie, but the added brownie layer, and the chocolate fudge and peanuts put it over the top. By the way, who did get the last piece??

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      Thanks, Mom. I was gone the evening the last piece disappeared…I think they ended up dividing it up. You know, because Dad has taught us all so well. ;)

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    cheryl — November 13, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    Love the new site Bren! It is beautiful!

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Thank youuuuuuuu! xo

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    Wendy — November 13, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Love your new site! I thought I was on the wrong site. This pie looks perfect for Thanksgiving and love the layers! Now I have a really stupid question. I have never used espresso powder in recipes and don’t see anything in the store called espresso powder. What the heck do I use?

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks bunches, Wendy. I’d never want to lose your visits here each week, glad you figured out you were in the right place. ;) Espresso powder…I used to finely grind espresso beans. And then I found espresso powder at Williams-Sonoma, and now it’s all I use. Here’s what I use: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/espresso-powder/

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    Tieghan — November 13, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    The site looks amazing!! I love it! Such a fun facelift!

    And this pie!! Probably one of my favorites! Peanut butter and chocolate! So many awesome layers! Perfect for Thanksgiving!

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you so much, Tieghan. And, yes, a lovely compliment to pecan and pumpkin on Thanksgiving!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — November 13, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    I love your new look, and such a fabulous pie to celebrate with!

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      Thank you so much, Laura! :)

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 14, 2013 at 5:57 am

    This pie is totally fabulous looking! Love that crust!

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      Thanks, Katrina. My family was looking at the post, asking when I was going to make it again. So good!

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    Dolly — November 14, 2013 at 7:47 am

    This looks absolutely amazing! I am definitely pinning this for future use!

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Thank you, Dolly. Enjoy!

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — November 14, 2013 at 8:06 am

    The site looks great! I’m having Purr do my redesign in the next few months–and CANNOT wait. Literally, so excited.

    And this is one good looking pie! :)

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Thank you, Laura! You’re in good hands with Purr, best wishes with your site!

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    Jennifer | Bake or Break — November 14, 2013 at 10:14 am

    This pie looks amazing! I love all things chocolate and peanut butter. And, your site looks great!

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Thank you so much, Jennifer! :)

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — November 14, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I’m so diggin the new design!! It’s beautiful! And seriously, I have been having OBNOXIOUS cravings for PB Pie for, no joke, the last two weeks. This is so a sign. :)

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Thank you, Megan. Make this pie. I know you deserve it. ;)

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    Heidi @foodiecrush — November 14, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Love the new look, doesn’t it feel good to get a facelift?

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks, Heidi. And, yes, to freshen up feels so good. It’s also crazy how much there was to clean up behind the scenes…feels like I just cleaned out my closets & took a big load to Goodwill! (Now, to actually clean out my closets…)

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    Sue - My Cooking Pots — November 14, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Two of my most favorite ingredients – in a pie – What more could I ask for. Fab recipe

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      I know! SO GOOD!! :)

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    Esther — November 14, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Have you ever made this in advance and frozen it?

    • Brenda replied on November 14th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      Hi Esther – no I haven’t. Please let me know if you try it!

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    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — November 15, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Oooo Brenda, I just love your new site! So sleek, but it still has your farmgirl charm. And this pie…. kill me now, or send me 30 or them. ;)

    • Brenda replied on November 20th, 2013 at 8:04 am

      Thank you so much, Sommer – Lindsay did a super job!

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    Gaby — November 15, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    The site looks so great! And this pie, there are no words, I could just dive right in!

    • Brenda replied on November 20th, 2013 at 8:04 am

      Thank you, Gaby! :)

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    Rachel @the dessert chronicles — November 16, 2013 at 8:50 am

    LOVE the new site! And this pie, I can’t even begin. I need to try this asap! Such a peanut butter lover :-)

    • Brenda replied on November 20th, 2013 at 8:04 am

      Thank you, Rachel! :)

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    Mercedes — November 17, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Oh Brenda, what have you done?? This pie is the kind of pie that I love! Regular pie with traditional pie crust, I could take or leave, but peanut butter pie with chocolate crust and hot fudge I love! Great new site design by the way!

    • Brenda replied on November 20th, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Thanks, Mercedes! Have a great day! :)

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — November 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    What an amazing looking pie! Love that layer of fudge!

    • Brenda replied on November 20th, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Thanks, Jessica! :)

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — November 20, 2013 at 7:56 am

    I love pie but I especially love peanut butter pie, I can’t wait to try it!

    • Brenda replied on November 20th, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Thanks, Miss! :)

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    Shaina — November 21, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I can’t get enough peanut butter and chocolate lately. Lovely pie, and I like the pressed-in crust for quick and easy!

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    jessica — November 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Can I omit the espresso powder?

    • Brenda replied on December 1st, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      Hi Jessica! Sure, you can. Just leave it out!

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    Sheila — December 5, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I made this pie today and it’s fantastic! It is very rich, and looks beautiful.

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