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Silky Peanut Butter Tart

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 8

A simple tart with a creamy peanut butter center and a layer of rich chocolate on top. MORE + LESS -

Inspired Taste
May 6, 2015

Ingredients

1
Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
5
oz cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup creamy or smooth peanut butter
1/4
cup sugar
1 1/4
cup heavy cream
3/4
cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 450°F. Bake pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell, using 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 15 minutes.
  • 2
    Add 1 cup of cream to a large mixing bowl then use a hand blender to whip until soft peaks form. When you lift the beaters away from the cream, it should gently fall back onto itself.
  • 3
    Add cream cheese, peanut butter and sugar to another large mixing bowl, and then use the same hand mixer to blend until light and fluffy. You don't have to clean the beaters from the previous step.
  • 4
    Add about 1/4 of the whipped cream to the cream cheese and peanut butter mixture and stir until loosened a bit. Then, add the rest of the whipped cream and use a spatula or large spoon to gently fold the two together. You want this as airy as possible.
  • 5
    Spread the peanut butter filling over the cooled pie crust then set aside while you make the chocolate topping.
  • 6
    Add chocolate chips to a small bowl. Then, add the remaining 1/4 cup of cream to a small saucepan and heat until it just begins to simmer.
  • 7
    Pour the cream over the chocolate and leave it for 30 seconds then stir until the chocolate has melted and is smooth. If you need a bit of extra help melting the chocolate, just zap it in the microwave for 20 seconds then stir. Cool the chocolate until room temperature (5 minutes or so).
  • 8
    Pour the chocolate on to the top of the tart and quickly spread the chocolate out into an even layer. Refrigerate the tart for at least 30 minutes before indulging.
 

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • The Pillsbury Bake Off Contest is coming up! So we added a twist to a Bake Off recipe of the past. PB & French silk. And there goes the willpower...

    Three words. Chocolate and peanut butter. Pretty much enough said.

    How does a light and airy peanut buttery filling topped with silky smooth chocolate sound to you? Heavenly? We think so, too.

    The inspiration, you ask? Well, that came straight from the uber-famous Pillsbury Bake-Off French Silk Chocolate Pie. We thought it needed a friend to snuggle up and get all cozy with.

    Chocolate and peanut butter are meant to be together -- scratch that. Chocolate, peanut butter and cream are meant to be together! What better way to have ‘em get to know each other than in a super decadent tart?

    Here’s the how-to:

    Start with a Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust. If you want a delicate thin base, roll the crust out a bit on a floured board to make it thinner for this tart recipe -- but if time's short, use it as it is. Then place it into a tart pan.

    Next, make it all pretty and cut off the excess dough. Go ahead and bake that bad boy in the oven until lightly browned, then cool it completely. Shouldn’t take long.

    Alright, now for the finger lickin’ part. Use a hand blender and mix together cream cheese and peanut butter…

    … and sweeten the deal with some sugar.

    Then, stir in a little whipped cream to loosen things up a bit…

    Once things are all loosey goosey, use a spatula to gently fold in more whipped cream until everything is light and airy.

    Steal a taste then add to the cooled tart crust.

    Okay, now for the CHOCOLATE! Heat some more cream until it just begins to simmer. Then, pour that over lots of little chocolate chips. Leave it alone for 30 seconds or so … then stir until smooth and silky…

    Oh, help us.

    Now, spread the chocolate all over the peanut butter tart, let it set for 30 minutes or so and indulge!

    More about the Bake-Off Contest

    Want to know more? Click here to check out everything about the Bake Off, from this year's entries to when the winner will be announced!

    More Chocolate Bake Off Recipes

    French Silk Chocolate Pie Recipe
    Coconut-Filled Chocolate Delights Recipe
    Caramel-In-Between Fudge Cake Recipe
    Vienna Chocolate Pie Recipe
    Fudge Nougats Recipe

    Adam and Joanne need help fending off cravings for peanut butter and chocolate after making this recipe. For more inspiration, visit them at their blog Inspired Taste and their Tablespoon profile.

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