Happy National Pie Day, everyone. I know some of you celebrate this awesome holiday on March 14th, PI(e) Day, and some today. But I say, why discriminate? Celebrate with pie on both days.
I had heard that Pie Day was celebrated on 1/23 because "pie is as easy as 1-2-3." Sort of a conflation of two sayings - easy as pie and easy as 123. But now I can't find any proof of that, so maybe I dreamed that up. Regardless of its origins, it is still one of the national days of which I heartily approve. So go out, eat some pie today. Your diet will keep till tomorrow. And if you want to make a pie, below is a recipe I got from my mom's recipe book for one of her peanut butter pies. Yes, our family has multiple peanut butter pie recipes. We really like peanut butter. Don't judge.
3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
3 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 box vanilla pudding mix
3 c. milk
1 box chocolate pudding mix
1 tsp. vanilla
1 4oz container frozen whipped dessert topping
chopped peanuts and chocolate curls, for garnish
Heat 1/2 c. peanut butter and butter, and stir until smooth. Stir in crumbs. Cool. Press into a a 9" pie dish. Chill.
In sauce pot, combine vanilla pudding and 1 1/2 c. milk. Cook and stir until full rolling boil. Stir in remaining peanut butter. Spoon into crust. Chill.
Combine chocolate pudding mix and remainder of milk. Cook and stir until full boil. Add vanilla. Spoon over peanut butter vanilla layer. Chill.
To serve, spread frozen whipped dessert topping over the top, and sprinkle with chopped peanuts and chocolate curls if desired.