One Month At A Time

Pi Day

While my pie month for “One Month at a Time” may be over, I thought it was good to remind everyone that Pie Day is coming up next week.

Over the next couple of days, I’ll be sharing a few recipes –these are largely recipes readers or friends have shared with me that looked pretty good, though I may not have actually prepared them.

My pie education is sort of continuing. I never got to meringue or ice box pies, so here and there I plan to keep making, baking or whatever.

I intend to make a pie or two next week.

Anyway, first up to share is a peanut butter pie that comes from WVPB radio announcer (and friend of mine) Frank Stowers and his wife Amita.

I have endless cravings for peanut butter, which might as well be a craving for ice cream… sigh.


1 12 ounce jar of crunchy peanut butter (I think Frank said they preferred Skippy or Jif)

1 8 ounce container of Cool Whip

1 quart of vanilla ice cream (softened)

2 nine ounce chocolate crumb pie crusts (usually available in the freezer section of many grocery stores)

Probably, I could tell you how to make one of these, but it’s Friday and I’m sleepy.


Combine peanut butter, whipped topping and ice cream in a large mixing bowl.

Stir until blended.

Spoon into the two crumb crusts.

Freeze for at least eight hours.

To serve, garnish with whipped topping, chopped nuts, etc.

Thoughts: I wonder if this would work if you replaced the peanut butter with Nutella?