Almond Butter Pie

This recipes gives the classic peanut butter pie gets a makeover with almond butter and mascarpone cheese! A must try this holiday season.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Holiday
Servings 8 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cups cookie crumbs, from biscotti cookies or gingersnaps
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese,* at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups creamy almond butter, I like to use salted for this
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl, stir together the cookie crumbs and melted butter; press into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Bake until brown, about 8-10 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.
  • With a heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the cream at high speed until it forms stiff peaks. Transfer to a large clean bowl and set aside.
  • Fit the stand mixer with the paddle attachment and a clean bowl; add the mascarpone cheese, almond butter, brown sugar, and vanilla and beat at high speed until the mixture is smooth and silky.
  • Gently fold the almond butter mixture into the whipped cream with a spatula until completely blended. Spoon into the cooled pie shell and smooth out the top. Place the pie in the freezer.
  • Melt 1/2 cup of dark chocolate over low heat or in a double boiler. Stir as it's melting to make sure no chocolate burns to the bottom. Stir in 1 tablespoon of heavy cream. Pour this onto of the pie and gently spread with a spatula. Place the pie back into the freezer.
  • Freeze the pie for 1 hour or until ready to serve (if you are going to leave it in the freezer awhile, wrap it in plastic wrap after 1 hour so it doesn't get freezer burn).
  • Take the pie out of the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Slice it and enjoy!

Notes

Cream cheese can be used if you can't find mascarpone.
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