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Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie at the Original Oyster House of Gulf Shores Alabama, is #71 on my quest to try all of the 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die, (or #31 if I am counting down.) *Recipe below.

Like much of the Alabama Gulf Coast during late summer, this restaurant is a really busy place. Even in the middle of the afternoon, the tables were fairly full.

Lucky for me, I was able to sit at the edge of The Big Lagoon.

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Original Oyster House is in an urban spot but many tables have this view of the lagoon.

 

The staff treated me well even though I was taking a large table and visiting just for the pie. The pie is one of two dishes from this establishment listed on ‘the 100.”

 

This pie is a literally cool. A creamy whipped desert loaded with lots of chocolate morsels, a hint of Kahlua, and peanut butter, piled high on an Oreo crust and a swirl of whipped cream-Come to Mama-

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pie at Original Oyster House

MEGastars 4 ****

The pie was good, so why the extra star?

Service 5*****Setting 4****Value 5*****

Food-Pie 4 **** In my mind, I would prefer to have seafood on this list from The Oyster House, and it is, the other is seafood; fried baked raw in the shell. And of course, who doesn’t want a sweet treat now and again. Here is why I gave this dish a 4 star rating.

  1. It was a very tasty dish and although it is not a unique local dish, it is served in a setting with Alabama pride. I love that the pie is sold to go from a freezer case and most especially that this establishment has shared this recipe with their customers. Thank you for that share Oyster House, I am going to make this pie someday.
  2. The original Oyster House has won 2016 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. Other accolades include; best overall seafood, best gumbo, best oysters and best crab claws. (readers choice awards as well as other…)

The Original Oyster House has many famous guests including Man vs Food. On a gulf Coast tour, host Adam Richman, sampled the world famous Fisherman’s Pride Platter (which has been on their menu since opening in 1983) gumbo, cheese grits, turnip greens, bourbon glazed Ahi tuna, shrimp scampi, oysters, stuffed crab and fried craw-fish tails. And topped off with key lime pie and chocolate chip peanut butter pie made fresh daily by our kitchen staff.

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Man vs food at The Original Oyster House

 

Since I was there for a sweet treat, I also tasted that key lime pie and it was creamy, tart, sweet and delish!

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    Original Oyster House Key Lime Pie

MEGatips-

  1. 701 Gulf Shores Parkway and The Mobile Causeway. Link for hours, locations and anything else that you might want to know. The Original Oyster House website
  2. The entire Alabama Beach area is a highly visited place, visit off-season or in-between meals for a chance of a quick table.
  3. I have visited Oyster House in the past for seafood but if you too are seeking to try all 100 dishes, go with a friend and have some seafood and pie. Better yet, that Fisherman’s Pride Platter.

The Recipe-

This recipe has been generously shared thanks to the folks at Original Oyster House.  On the Original Oyster House website you may also watch a tutorial on this pie (above link under menus.)  It is also found in Alabama Back Roads Recipes by Anita Musgrove.

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Pie

Yields one pie

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 16-oz. tub whipped topping (thawed)
  • 1 c. peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Kahlua
  • 8 oz. powdered sugar
  • ¾ c. miniature chocolate chips
  • 1 Oreo pie shell

Mix cream cheese, peanut butter, Kahlua and powdered sugar together. Add whipped topping and blend well. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into pie shell. Should be mounded high in the middle. Note: Keep refrigerated. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.


This MEGabites and MEGastars description is found at the bottom of each post. If you are new to my 100 Dishes in Alabama escapade, this may be helpful information.

ABOUT:  *100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die,” is a compilation of food to chow down on “Bama style.”  Thanks to Tourism Alabama, www.alabama.travel my Alabama bucket list just became a little easier.  I am going to have some food fun while making my way like Ms. Pacman, in yet another state that I call home.   From the little old diner to the white cloth setting, this journey is an opportunity for me to explore my new state and experience pride in food from restaurateurs who are dedicated to local food, with some Alabama style. From the local BBQ smoker to James Beard recipients, you too will take a culinary trip across scenic and historical Alabama.  From this list, I select stops based upon convenience of location and they are in no particular order (but I already have a few favorites.)  Perhaps when I finish this list, I will rank my favorite dishes. You too may pick up the brochure at Alabama Tourism stops or download the alphabetical brochure that begins in Abbeville and ends in York.

I use a 5 MEGastar system.  For the most part, I am traveling a distance to try these dishes and these places get one shot at how I view the food and experience.   I will not be taking an average of three visit experiences and I factor this in when I give my star rating. That said, I’m very easy to please, I can overlook quite a bit and have worked in the food service industry.  I am not a paid food critic, just Meg, a curious traveler, with an interest in trying different foods and sharing my two cents on the experience.  I try to follow my own star system so that I may be fair to the wonderful dishes on this list.

  • *meh food. Just wasn’t good. Maybe the food came from a can? or,  the place was not one that I would want to send someone to show pride in Alabama.   This has happened to me a few times and is a difficult write.
  • ** passable – the food was “ok” but the place  was not “ok” or vice versa.
  • *** good but not outstanding or unique.
  • **** Very tasty dish AND meets one of the definitions set forth by Alabama Foods/Tourism, of local food and/OR truly highlights Alabama Pride.
  • ***** I actually died, went to heaven and came back when I ate the dish. And/Or, something is very unique, something you cannot get anywhere else.
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