one 9" pie

Pockets of peanut butter dot this chocolaty pie, calling to mind a favorite candy.

How to Make It

Step 1

Fit piecrust into a 9" pieplate according to package directions. Fold edges under, and flute.

Step 2

Combine brownie mix packet, 3 tablespoons water, oil, and 1 egg; stir until well blended. Set aside. Combine cream cheese filling mix packet, 2 tablespoons water, and 1 egg, stirring until smooth. Stir in 1/4 cup peanut butter.

Step 3

Spoon half of brownie mixture into piecrust; top with small mounds of cream cheese filling. Spoon remaining brownie mixture over filling. Cut through mixture in pan with a knife to create swirls.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Step 5

Combine hot fudge topping and remaining 2 tablespoons peanut butter in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring until smooth. Serve pie with ice cream and hot fudge sauce.

Step 6

Note: For brownie mix, we used Pillsbury.

Christmas with Southern Living 1997

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