Food, Miscellany

Taggart’s Peanut Butter Pie

IMG_3214First, I’d like to apologize to the seven people that follow me, none of which are my mom.  I’m not bitter.   My goal for 2014 was to put up a post a week, even if it’s to say hello.  Well, it escaped me last week as I was too excited for my vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  All I had on my brain was beer and beach.  I am a big fan of Mexico and to live there is on my list of things to do before I die.  Puerto Vallarta is the best city ever!  Damn I love it there, I could go on all day.  My next venture I would like it to be Guadalajara, so if you’re from there let me know what’s good to do, see, eat and drink.  Mostly drink and if you know Angel Lepe tell him I said “hello”!!

Alright, now that you’ve forgiven me let’s move on.  I received this recipe from my good friend Taggart but have put my own spin on it.  So out of respect, I decided to name the pie after the goofy bastard.  Actually the original recipe he gave me called for huckleberries, which is cool and huckleberries are absolutely delicious but we’ll go down that road as we get closer to summer.  If summer actually arrives.  Don’t get me started on winter, I’ll cry.

This recipe is cool and it has what I like to refer to as having a “home base”.   The marshmallow, milk and butter are your home base.  Then you can branch out and make a million different things.  I love when a recipe can do that.  Keep in mind, if you want to play around with the “home base” that it must be something that is going to hold up or set up.  Like, I would advise against using Nutella.  I tried it and it won’t work.  I believe it is because the Nutella is too soft.  I could be wrong and usually am, so prove me wrong.   You probably have nothing else better to do anyway, it’s still winter.

Also this recipe makes two pies.  One to take with you to wherever you’re going, like a bowling alley is good and one for when you’re sad, like when you think about how it’s Spring and yet it’s still winter.

I also did this recipe two ways for those that don’t want to buy a scale and insist on using cups.  If you had a scale it would make your life so much easier in the kitchen.  I don’t know a lot but this is true.

You’ll need two graham cracker pie shells, toasted in the oven at 350 for 5 minutes. (Yes, I used store bought pie shells Erin and I’m not proud of it, leave me alone)

Taggart’s Peanut Butter Pie

286g/1 – 10oz bag          Marshmallow
463g/2c                            whole milk
113g/1stick                      butter
406g/1 1/2c                     peanut butter

-place the marshmallow, butter and milk over a double boiler
-once all is melted, whisk in peanut butter
-pour into pie shell
-throw in the fridge until set, doesn’t take long

Simple as that!  Finish with some whipped cream, caramel drizzle, chopped nuts or whatever blows your skirt up!!

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double boiler Gus style

double boiler Gus style

Puerto Vallarta on the boardwalk

Puerto Vallarta on the boardwalk

Ice cold Pacifico and octopus taco in Mexico...tear in my eye

Ice cold Pacifico and octopus taco in Mexico…tear in my eye