Last week was full of traveling, fun, meeting new friends, and visiting with family! It was definitely very busy. So I have to say a huge thank you to Carrie from Bakeaholic Mama for keeping the seats at Cafe Terra warm. She shared a lovely decadent dish that I think we all would love! Lobster mac n’ cheese is on my to-do list to make…..but first I need to get the courage up to cook with a live lobster!
Also last week I shared a homemade rosemary ciabatta bread, and had a fun giveaway for a Eatsmart Scale. I am excited to announce the winner of the scale!
Heather from Squirrel Bread!!! Congratulations Heather, you have won a lovely Eatsmart kitchen scale!
Now time for pie!!! Better yet, Swiss Maid Fudge peanut butter cup ice cream pie!!! A few weeks ago I received some lovely fudge in the mail from Swiss Maid Fudge. Okay, here is the weird part of Terra….I am not a chocolate lover….YET I love love fudge….riddle that one?
I will be sharing a couple more recipes with the other two flavors I have tucked away in the refrigerator…stay tuned!
Swiss Maid Fudge is celebrating 50 years of making delicious fudge! When they started 50 years ago, they had three flavors. Today they have 18 varieties, along with salt water taffy, caramel apples, caramel corn, brittles and crunches, and buttery caramel…..OH MY WORD!!! Writing all those delicious treats just makes me happy, I love all these sweet treats, and I love Swiss Maid Fudge!
There was a serious adventure when making the pie this weekend. I started with one recipe, and had to completely change my plans. Which would be why I am a little late on getting my post to you. Ahhhhh…the beauties of being a recipe developer, you never know what to expect.
I started off with a custard base pie, which actually was lovely, but didn’t want to completely set for me. Thank you to Jenni from Pastry Chef Online, your help is always soooooo appreciated! I want to make the first recipe again, and change it a bit….so more to come with that. So why did I choose a ice cream pie instead? When I was in Atlanta last week, I stopped and spent some time with my Aunt and Cousin. My Aunt said she may have a peanut butter pie recipe. One thing I love here at Cafe Terra is sharing my family’s recipes, but still trying to make them my own. When my Aunt gave me the recipe, we both thought of ways to change it up. AND that is how the peanut butter cup ice cream pie was born!
A decadent dessert that is a perfect summer treat!
30 minPrep Time
30 minTotal Time
First - soften ice cream, so it is easy to mix with fudge in mixer.
For crust - In food processor, grind chocolate crackers and rice krispies together until they are crumbs. Place crumbs in medium bowl. Melt butter, and place in chocolate cookie crumb mixture, and mix well. Place crust mixture in 9 inch pie pan, press down down well around edges and bottom. Place crust in freezer until ready to add pie filling.
For pie filling - In double boiler, on medium low heat, melt down peanut butter fudge. In mixing bowl add softened ice cream, then add melted peanut butter fudge, mix well. If ice cream is too runny, freeze it for a few minutes before adding it to the crust. Place in crust, and put in the freezer for about 30 minutes or longer.
For ganache - Place milk chocolate fudge in large measuring cup, or medium bowl. In medium sauce pan, bring whipping cream to a boil, and remove from heat, pour over milk chocolate fudge, stir well until smooth and creamy. Pour ganache over top of pie, completely cover the surface of the pie with the ganache. Place back in the freezer, and freeze the pie for about 2 hours, or overnight.
For whipped cream - In mixing bowl, whip heavy whipping cream until starting to get soft peak, add sugar and vanilla, and mix until whipping cream has soft peak. Garnish on top of pie, and grate with carrot peeler the chocolate bar to garnish with pieces of chocolate.
This pie was made specifically for my hubby, he is a peanut butter addict. Since I always give him the Best Husband EVER status………MAYBE I will earn the Best Wife EVER status!
Thank you to Swiss Maid Fudge for your gorgeous fudge, it truly is delicious! You can follow Swiss Maid Fudge on Twitter here, and on Facebook here. Please stop by their site and check out all their delicious treats!
What is your favorite flavor of fudge?