Thursday, May 18, 2017

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie


Cute Bald Baby Alert... Actually a toddler  now, Laney Ruth is 18 months old!!!

And then there's this:

This is decadent.

It is beyond decadent, actually. It is so good that we kind of stared at one another in wide-eyed appreciation when we tasted it.

Jan Drexler inspired this with her pie a few weeks back... and I love my dark chocolate cream pie RECIPE HERE.....

There is something so rich and perfect about a dark chocolate pudding, isn't there???? 

And I thought a Peanut Butter Whipped Cream topping would be amazing instead of whipped cream, so that became the goal: Peanut Butter decadence, like better than a REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUP!!!!

For this you need a handy dandy pie crust either frozen or packaged or fresh... Ruthy's Favorite Pie Crust Recipe Here (This makes 4 BIG pie crusts, for 10" or deep dish 9" pies. I use one or two and freeze the others as "lumps" and then thaw as needed!)

So here's what I did to make this amazingly delicious topping.... And it's simple, really:

1 cup custard pudding  
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
2/3 cup Peanut Butter

Fold together.

Pile on top of dark chocolate pudding. Chill.

Custard filling:
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
2 egg yolks
2 cups milk
2 tsp. vanilla

Melt butter in 2 quart saucepan. Remove from heat. Blend corn starch and sugar together and then blend with butter. Whisk in the milk and egg yolks. Heat over medium/medium-high heat, stirring regularly, until mixture is thick and bubbling. Remove from heat. Whisk in vanilla flavoring. Chill

(You'll have an extra cup of this from this recipe... Now you can eat it (my preference) or feed it to kids or... No. Just eat it. Or cut the recipe in half.)


Note to all: Food is the great equalizer. :)

Okay, so for all o' youse out there who know that spring has finally come to WNY, yes, it is planting time!!! Baby plants, seeds, dozens of acres of beautiful veggies and fall fun stuff....

Which means we'll be throwing Zweigle's or Hebrew National or Burgers on the grill on a regular basis... 

So if you have any wonderful quick summer fixes you want to share, give us a shout out either here or e-mail me!

I'd love to feature your summer-fun-friendly recipes here in the Cafe!!

The Yank, also known as Ruth Logan Herne is living her dream of writing sweet books.... She loves God, her family, her country, cute kids, not-so-cute kids, dogs, chocolate and coffee... You can friend her on facebook where she LOVES to talk, visit her blog or visit her in Seekerville... or stop by her website She'd love to see you!

Also, for the next month, Ruthy is part of the big "BOOKSWEEPS" giveaway.... She's in BOTH of these, all you have to do is click through and say how much you love Ruthy, love clean fiction, love food (okay, that is NOT there).... Whatever you do gets you more chances in the drawings, and there's over 100 prizes... Check it out, no harm, no foul! My book for sweepstakes #1:

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And that's it from the farm! Wishing you all a wonderful week and abundant blessings!


  1. That pie looks delicious and congratulations on the books!

  2. Mary Jane, two of my loves. Wait. Three.... Babies, food and books!!!!! :) And my little bald girl is just so stinkin' funny and adorable... and she loves Grammy's cooking. Smart toddler!

    The pie is totally sigh-worthy. Better than most heroes I know! :)

  3. Love a good cute baby pic -- bald or otherwise!

    This pie looks almost too rich for me...almost. I'd have to try it to be sure. Very creative topping though.

    Looking forward to lots of summer reading -- I am discovering tons of amazing books about to be released. And two of those are Jan's. How cool is that? Happy farming, Ruthy.

    1. Kav, it's not too rich for anyone... in tiny slices, LOL! And aren't we all excited about these books??? I've got Jan's newest on preorder and Mattie's Pledge is at the top of my TBR list (yes, I'm late, totally my bad. I have to read it before the new book comes!!!)

  4. Chocolate and peanut butter--two of my favorites! Thank for sharing, Ruthy.

    Love the kids pictures!

  5. This pie was utterly amazing! And the kid is pretty cute, too! ;)

  6. And now I'm craving peanut butter pie! I'll have to try your recipe, because, after all, if Lena likes it, it must be good!