by Karin Calloway
Peanuts show up on Southern menus in a bevy of ways. Roasted and salted, they’re offered up as “a little something” when friends and neighbors drop by for an unexpected visit, they’re tossed into broccoli salad (a Southern potluck classic with raisins, bacon and a sweet mayonnaise-based dressing) and they’re made into desserts of all kinds.
One favorite is Peanut Butter Pie, and with the help of your Viking stand mixer, this Southern classic is a snap to prepare. I like to use real whipping cream in the dessert, but a small container of frozen whipped topping can be folded into the pie in its place.
Garnishing this simple pie with chocolate sauce and melted peanut butter makes it extra special. Melt the peanut butter in a small bowl in the microwave for 45 seconds to one minute for the perfect drizzling consistency.
Makes 8 servings.
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