Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Healthy Can Be Easy and Delicious!

From a Chemical Pie to a Healthy Alternative

I love to transform "dirty" recipes into healthy and natural recipes. This pie was the perfect candidate. The original recipe is from Jif Peanut Butter and my changes are listed along side in red.
By the way, the change was just as delicious as the original and I got rave reviews from everyone who tried it, even the skeptics. Go healthy-your body will thank you!!

Decadent Peanut Butter Pie
by Jif Peanut Butter
1 prepared chocolate cookie pie crust, or a natural chemical free prepared graham crust(from Whole Foods)

1 cup JIF Creamy Peanut Butter, or a natural brand without the partially hydrogenated fat(trans fat), high fructose corn syrup, or preservatives

8 oz. cream cheese (at room temperature), or a low-fat cream cheese, or Soy cream cheese which has much less saturated fat than even the low-fat cream cheese

1/2 cup sugar,
or pure unrefined organic sugar

4 1/2 cups (12 oz. container) of non-dairy whipped topping, divided, or a natural brand if there is such a thing (I'll be looking for it next time), if not maybe light whipped cream(preferably organic)

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, my recommendation if using the soy cream cheese

1-11.75 oz. jar SMUCKER'S Hot Fudge Ice Cream Toppings, divided, or a natural brand without all the chemicals and preservatives

2 Tbs. SMUCKER'S Hot Fudge and 2 Tbs. JIF Peanut Butter, or a natural alternatives

In a medium bowl, beat together the Peanut Butter, cream cheese and sugar. Gently fold in 3 cups whipped topping. Spoon mixture into the pie shell. Using a spatula, smooth mixture to edges of pie.

Reserving 2 tablespoons of hot fudge, place remaining hot fudge into microwave safe bowl or glass measuring cup. Microwave for 1 minute, or heat in a small saucepan (the microwave is evil). Stir. Spread hot fudge over pie to cover the peanut butter layer. Refrigerate until serving time. Just before serving, spread the remaining whipped topping (1 1/2 cups), over hot fudge layer, being careful not to mix the two layers.

Place the 2 Tbs. hot fudge in a small baggie and knead for a few seconds. Cut a tiny hole in the corner of the bag and drizzle over pie. Do the same with 2 Tbs. Peanut Butter going in the opposite direction of the hot fudge.


Deborah Eley De Bono said...

I'm still lauging at "dirty" recipes.

Annie said...

Mooncrazy, Yeah me too!!! I was laughing when I typed it ;)

Jen said...

this pie

so good.
so very good.

Emma said...

Ahhh, my mouth is watering at my desk. Not fair for you to put up that recipe when I can't possible sample it! I'm going to a 4th of July party and was looking for a dessert to bring. I think I found it! You rock.

Annie said...

Thank you, thank you!!!! Glad to help... : )

Emma said...

By the way, just wanted to let you know that I brought this to my party on Wednesday. Not one crumb was left and people kept asking me where I found this recipe. I directing them to your wonderful blog of course!

Annie said...

Thanks Emma, I'm glad you made it and also trilled that everyone loved it!!!