How much pie is too much pie? You don’t need that type of negativity in your life…

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I’ll spare you a long dialog today :). Things are quite busy between the holiday weekend, the groups on Facebook, and my “real” jobs. I have to ask this though – who’s BRILLIANT (he says with loads of Hobbity sarcasm) idea was it to use a TREE for Christmas??
Really?
A 6′ tall hunk of wood with little green things that get everywhere? Or a box of poles that NEVER LOOKS LIKE IT DOES ON THE BOX??? Side note: that pisses me off about recipes, too. Too many bloggers put more time into making their pics look all pretty and stuff, not enough time into making the recipe something anyone can do. Does that bother anyone else? That is why all the Hobbit’s pics look like they were taken by a 5-year old, cuz I am one in an adult body, lol. Honestly, I would rather have my pictures be considered less than acceptable than my food :).

Ok, now on the tree thing. Can we stop it?
Why can’t we use a pine cone?
You know, go outside, beat up a chipmunk, steal the cone, stick a light on it… and call it good?
Or ROCKS?
How about a Christmas ROCK?
It won’t die.
You don’t need to water it.
You don’t need to box or bag it up at the end of the season.
Just put it back outside so you can stub you foot on it or hit with the lawnmower in July…
I think I’m onto something here…

As a reminder…
Karen Olgive and I will soon be doing podcasts together as a compliment to the popular “Hobbitcasts.” These will be a little different. No, I don’t think I’ll be starting doing my recipes in video. What I would like to do is kinda show you all how to get started ketofying foods, how I go about approaching a recipe, and teaching about things to keep in mind. Basically, I want to help you learn to do what I do, without me. No, I’m not leaving :). No, you learning to ketofy things on your own isn’t going to hurt me. I don’t do this blog to make a living. Yes, there are others out there that do have keto blogs and are quite financially successful. I don’t make much of this, enough to keep the doors open and make some donations to charity. I don’t sell cookbooks to get a Porsche, I do them to make it easier for those who want something they can take into the kitchen. I could make more money, sure, but that would mean giving up my integrity and cheating all of you so I can have nice things. That’s not how I roll. I want to empower you. The more involved in your health and giving awesome food to the ones you love, the more successful you will be. Your success is my success and reward.

Ok, onto the pie (and yes, it is easy).

Recipe below the jump.

Hobbit’s Chocolate-Peanut butter PIE

  • Servings: 8
  • Time: 30 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

Filling
1 batch of my chocolate crinkle cookie dough.
2 lg egg
1 can full-fat coconut milk
1/2 cup sweetener of your choice
1/4 cup cocoa powder
4 tsp gelatin
1 tsp xanthan (or 2 tsp guar) gum

PB Layer (do separate from filling)
1.5 cups PBFit powder
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup water

Press the dough into a lightly greased pie plate. Preheat oven to 350F. Bake “crust” for 15 minutes or until is same texture as a cookie, in other words, don’t burn it 🙂

Filling:
Beat egg well in a bowl or zip it up in a blender. Now, many recipes have you ‘temper’ the egg. I skipped this (they also have you use just egg yolks, you know me and separating eggs, ain’t happenin’ and it works just fine). Dump ALL the ingredients in a sauce pan THEN turn on heat to med-low. Whisk frequently until starts to just steam. Increase heat until it just starts bubbling, constantly whisking. Remove from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.

PB Layer:

Melt coconut oil. Mix with your mixer coconut oil and PBFit until starts to clump. Slowly add water until you get the consistency of, well, peanut butter. Spread on bottom of crust. Get cooled chocolate cream filling and pour into crust and let cool all the way. Put in fridge until firm. Serve as is, or top with keto ice cream or whipped cream.
The Lady says “don’t be an idiot and forget how to make this again…”

Nutritional information including crust (based off my ingredients, double-check!): Calories: 188, Fat: 18g, Protein: 6g, Carbs: 5g, Fiber: 4g, Net Carbs: 1g

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