Why You Should Enjoy Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

Peanut butter is one of the most popular foods. Almost all homes have at least one jar of peanut butter. This spread is made from ground dry roasted peanuts. It is popular in parts of Asia, the United States and United Kingdom. Most often, it is combined with other spreads such as jelly to make up peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Additionally, it is one of the basic ingredients of many recipes like peanut butter pie. But is it unhealthy or not?

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut butter is high saturated fats and sodium. Although it is considered as unhealthy food because of the saturated fats that can cause atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease, dieticians claim to count its nutrition content as a whole package.

Two tablespoons make up one serving of peanut butter. This is primarily composed of 12.3 grams of unsaturated fat and 3.3 grams of saturated fat. Furthermore, it has protein, folate, vitamins B3 and E, dietary fiber, arginine, magnesium, and high levels of the antioxidant p-coumaric acid. However, peanut butter is an incomplete protein. To complete the protein, it is best to consume along with whole wheat bread.

While peanut butter raises the harmful LDL, it also raises the number of protective HDL in the body. A moderate amount of saturated fat in the body is also good contrary to what people say.
Studies show that people who regularly make peanut butter as part of their diet are less susceptible to heart disease or type 2 diabetes than those who don’t.
Now that we have clarified its nutrition content, it is due to reward ourselves a good recipe of peanut butter pie. You will only need 15 minutes for preparation and 2 minutes for cooking. Easy isn’t? Here is how to do it.
You will need the following ingredients:
• ½ cup sugar
• 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
• 1 (12 oz.) container (4 1/2 cups) frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
• 1 prepared chocolate pie crust
• 1 cup peanut butter, plus 2 tablespoons, divided
• 1 (11.75 oz.) jar hot fudge topping, divided

Directions for cooking Peanut Butter Pie

1. Mix together the cream cheese, 1 cup peanut butter and sugar in a large bowl using an electric mixer, set as medium until the ingredients are well combined. Add 3 cups of whipped topping until mixed thoroughly. Spoon the mixture into the pie crust. Smooth to the edges of the pie using a spatula.
2. Meanwhile, place 2 tablespoons of hot fudge into the corner of a resealable food storage bag; set aside. This will be used as topping later. Set aside.
3. On a high power setting, microwave the remaining topping for one minute. Stir gently and spread over the pie. This should cover the whole peanut butter layer.
4. Refrigerate until set. Using the 1.5 cups of the remaining whipped topping, spread over the hot fudge layer. Make sure that you do not to mix the two during the process.
5. Get the hot fudge you have placed into a resealable bag and cut a corner. Squeeze the bag and drizzle over the pie. Do the same on the remaining 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.
6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
This recipe yields 10-12 servings and has the following nutrition content based on the percent daily values on a 2000 calorie diet:
• Nutrients: Protein 12g; Vitamin A 8%,; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 8%; Iron 10%.
• 600 Calories from 340 fat
• Cholesterol 25mg
• Sodium 350mg
• Total Carbohydrate 56g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 39g)
• Total Fat 38g (Saturated Fat 16g, Trans Fat 0g)

Taken in moderation, peanut butter can be enjoyed without worrying about its effects on the body especially to the heart. Try this peanut butter pie and you will sure enjoy this recipe!

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