Super Pie for Super Pi Day

Today (March 14, 2015) at 9:26:53 it will be Super Pi Day. Only once a century is the date Pi to ten places – 3.141592653.

In honor of the day, I’m making a super pie. I took a basic peanut butter pie and kicked it up a notch by substituting cookie butter. Super yum! (If you don’t have access to Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter, you can make a peanut butter pie – just use 1 cup peanut butter plus an extra 1/3 cup sugar in its place). For a sweeter recipe, use crumbled Oreo cookies in place of the Famous Chocolate Wafers.

pie slice

Cookie Butter Pie

1 package Famous Chocolate Wafers
3 tablespoons butter, melted
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup cookie butter (creamy or crunchy)
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream, whipped to thicken

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Remove 10 wafers from the package and crush the rest. Stir in melted butter and press onto the bottom of a pan. Break the remaining wafers in half and stand against the sides of the pan, press the crumbled cookies against them to secure. Bake for 5 minutes. Cool while assembling filling.

pie crust

In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, cookie butter, sugar, butter and vanilla until smooth. Divide the whipped cream into thirds and fold in, gently turning with a flexible spatula until it is combined and smooth. Spoon into the crust and refrigerate until it sets, about 2 hours.

pie done

Optional: Top with more whipped cream