Thank you DuClaw Brewing for sponsoring this post and sending me the DuClaw Sweet Baby Java. All opinions and the pie recipe are my own.
Welcome to the October edition of “Cooking with Beer”! Each month DuClaw Brewing sends me a beer and a friend and I create a recipe. It’s a fun time to think outside the box and try a new beer and new food. This month’s beer is “Sweet Baby Java”, an espresso bean infused version of Sweet Baby Jesus.
Each month when I get my beer from DuClaw, my friend and I brainstorm ideas for the recipe. Last year when we got this beer, we went ended up making a soup. So, this year, we wanted to go back to our original plan of a dessert. Despite being based on Sweet Baby Jesus, this beer is more coffee and less sweet. But I’m a dessert kind of girl and I can make anything into a dessert.
We ended up with a simple graham cracker crust pie with a fluffy peanut butter and beer filling. It paired perfectly with the beer, but my sweet tooth asked for a bit more sweet. So, my suggestion to you – when you make this, don’t use the simple organic peanut butters with no added sugar. Go crazy and use one of the big name sugar added brands. Or, you know, add sugar to your organic peanut butter.
DuClaw Sweet Baby Java Peanut Butter Pie
- 2 packs of chocolate graham crackers
- 2 T DuClaw Sweet Baby Java
- 3 T confectioners sugar
- 16 oz whipping cream
- 1/2 C DuClaw Sweet Baby Java
- 1 C creamy peanut butter
- chocolate for grating over top
- Crumble graham crackers in food processor
- Mix with 2 T beer
- Press into pie plate
- Bake at 350* for 10 minutes
- Whip confectioners sugar and whipping cream until fluffy
- In a separate bowl, mix peanut butter and beer until well blended
- Genty fold half of whipped cream into peanut butter and beer mixture, until combined
- Place filling in pie crust
- Cover peanut butter filling with remaining whipped cream
- Shave chocolate over the top for garnish
Disclaimer: DuClaw Brewing sent me beer to cook with and compensated me for this post. Recipe, photos, and opinions are my own.