My Dad loved Frozen Peanut Butter Pie. Fortunately I have his recipe which he typed on a typewriter in his office at the family business. I made Dad’s Frozen Peanut Butter Pie this week, it was heavenly and I wanted to share it with you today!
My Dad, Eugene “Gene” Clinton Annas, always loved to eat and loved to cook. In World War II he was in the Navy serving in the South Pacific. While there he learned to bake, which he enjoyed so much that he actually considered opening a bakery after the war. However, upon returning home after his discharge from the Navy he learned that his father needed him to work in the family business.
Whenever Dad cooked pancakes or hamburgers he always cooked many more than was needed for our family which indicated to me that he had been trained in “quantity” cooking! He loved to invite people over to share a meal. Whether grilling outside or preparing the Thanksgiving turkey, Dad loved to share his food with others. For many years during the Christmas holiday, I would enjoy going with my Dad to deliver Port Wine Cheese Balls that he made to give to his friends. Giving food gifts to others brought my Dad a great deal of pleasure!
Dad’s Frozen Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
- 1 Oreo cookie crumb crust
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 10 oz. whipped topping
- Chopped peanuts for garnish
- In mixer bowl, beat together cream cheese and peanut butter.
- Add powdered sugar and milk mixing until well-blended.
- Fold in whipped topping.
- Pour mixture into crust. Place pie in freezer.
- Prior to serving, take pie out of freezer and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
- Cut into slices, add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
- If desired, drizzle on some chocolate syrup.
- Return any remaining pie to the freezer.
- This pie may be kept frozen for 2 months.
Family recipes are important pieces of our family history. Food, like music, can bring back memories of pleasant days and celebrations gone by! Just a few years ago I compiled recipes from relatives, most of whom have died, into a notebook to give my brothers, cousins, nieces, nephews and aunt as a Christmas gift. I included a photo of each person with the recipes associated with them and a few paragraphs describing each person. I believe the younger family members appreciated the notebooks the most, especially those interested in genealogy. Below is the page I included about my Dad:
After this page I included some of his recipes in the notebook. If you’d like to see more please click here to read my post How to Create a Family Recipe Collection.
In conclusion, I hope you enjoy my Dad’s Frozen Peanut Butter Pie recipe and that it might be a time saver for you around the holiday season that is fast approaching! Also, consider making a Family Recipe Collection for your family – it’s a real treasure trove of recipes that are full of family memories!
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future. Gail Lumet Buckley
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