Humble Pie

A pie for all seasons. Humble by name but not by nature.


  • main ingredients:
  • 75 g chocolate biscuits
  • 75 g digestive biscuits
  • 55 g unsalted butter (melted)
  • ingredients for filling:
  • 220 g mascarpone cheese
  • 260 g unsalted shelled peanuts
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 240 ml double cream
  • 25 g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Method for pie base:
  2. Put the biscuits into a freezer bag and bash with rolling pin until they resemble crumbs.
  3. Pour crumbs into a bowl and add melted butter and mix. Spoon into an 8 inch pie dish and flatten down with the back of a spoon and leave in fridge until needed.
  4. For homemade peanut butter:
  5. Roast off peanuts in oven at 200°C until golden brown.
  6. Remove and put in food processor, blitz until butter like consistency with few chunky bits.
  7. Pie method:
  8. In a mixing bowl beat the cheese, peanut butter, sugar, butter and vanilla extract until smooth. Whip cream until stiff; be careful not to over whip or you will have butter!
  9. Fold the cream into the peanut butter mixture. Pour into the pie base and put back into the fridge for a few hours to let it set.


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