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Pie r Round: Peanut Butter Pie

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Photo by Elise Thompson. Pie by The Wheel Inn

This one is an unusual take on a holiday classic. For years a personal obsession has been the peanut butter pie at the Wheel Inn at Cabazon. There have been many disappointments along the way to a duplicate recipe, with versions full of Cool Whip and broken dreams. This recipe seems to really hit the mark and is the closest you can get without a 3-hour drive.

Recipe after the jump!

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1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
1 cooked pie crust

Whip cream and set aside.

Mix together cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.

Gently fold in whipped cream, a third at a time until combined.

Pour into pie crust and refrigerate.