shortly after dw and i met, he cooked for me. i know. i swooned too. i may have spent a few minutes in the bathroom texting BigK about it.
it was our 3rd date. at his apartment. ooh la la. i was nervous. i showed up, in my hands chocolate oatmeal cookies, sans raisins as he is not a fan of the combination of fruit + chocolate. i know. i shake my head about it too. for my one dessert, he had TWO desserts: peanut butter pie AND chocolate sorbet.
in my mind's eye, i remember thinking it was entirely too cold to be consuming sorbet but if it was a reason to sit close to him for body warmth, i was IN. i also recall thinking that the pie looked like it was heavy with Dairy Doom and my stomach was going to revolt, but i was going to choke down the pie like a champ. because i liked him. nay. i was smitten with him and i wanted to
get in his pants hold his hand.
milestones occurred that night, we still talk about it, giggling while we do the dishes, or fold laundry, but that pie. that pie full of peanut buttery goodness, laden with, like i thought, Dairy Doom; it was also full of his good intentions and that is why i ate my slice with a smile. warning: having just one lactaid pill is not enough to combat it. so i had to come up with a non-dairy version. it's just like the chocolate tofu pie i made eons ago, except it's, you know, organic and more posh.
Soy Peanut Butter & Chocolate Pie
for the crust:
organic graham crackers, 2 sleeves, crumbled in food processor
6 TBL melted soy margarine
combine both ingredients and press into pie dish. bake for about 10-12 minutes in pre-heated 300F oven. set aside to cool.
4 oz semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, rough chopped into small pieces
1/4 cup mimicCreme
warm mimic creamer through very gently, but not boiling. pour in bowl with chocolate and stir until smooth. pour into pie crust. allow to cool and set.
soy peanut butter filling:
1 container of soft tofu
1 cup of smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup of super fine sugar OR 1/4 cup honey OR agave nectar
process all ingredients in processor until smooth and mixed through completely. pour into pie crust, on top of the chocolate ganache. level and smooth top. refrigerate at least 4 hours to set, or ideally, overnight.
garnish with crushed peanuts and chocolate shavings.