Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Hungry Games (and Elvis Pie)

Superbowl is this weekend.  (Like you don't already know.)  I'm already planning my bacon appetizers to bring with me this weekend.  I'm thinking 2, possibly 3 different items. It will be something new.  It will be something different.  It will have Bacon!  (Sometimes I think that is why I get invited, cause they know I'll bring the bacon.  Smart!)

Did you know that they are predicting a Bacon and Velveeta Shortages for the Superbowl this year?  Well, if Jon Stewart reported it, it has to be a National concern!  Check out The Hungry Games.

This sounds gross.  I can ensure you that it is totally the opposite of gross.  It was gone quickly...

Elvis Pie (Peanut Butter Cream, Bananas and Bacon)

Peanut Butter Pastry Cream
3 T cornstarch
1 ½ cups milk
5 egg yolks
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter

In a heavy saucepan, stir together the milk and 1/4 cup of sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Stir together the remaining sugar and cornstarch; then stir them into the egg until smooth. When the milk comes to a boil, drizzle it into the bowl in a thin stream while mixing so that you do not cook the eggs. Return the mixture to the saucepan, and slowly bring to a boil, stirring constantly so the eggs don’ t curdle or scorch on the bottom. When the mixture comes to a boil and thickens, remove from the heat. Stir in the peanut butter until it is completely blended in. Pour into a heat-proof container and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until chilled before using.

Remaining Ingredients:
1/2 jar marshmallow fluff
6 slices bacon, cooked/chopped
2-3 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced thin
1 baked pie shell (or cookie/graham cracker crust)

To Assemble Your Pie:
Lay slices of peeled ripe banana across the bottom of the pie, sprinkle ½ of the bacon over the banana and cover with ½ of the peanut butter filling.  Repeat and top with fluff, remaining bacon and shaved chocolate before serving.  

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