Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Almond Butter Pie And A Giveaway!



In honor of my 600th post and my 7th year of blogging at Lick The Bowl Good, I have an awesome giveaway for you today! I received a few jars of Jif Almond and Cashew Butters recently. We had a few snacks incorporating the butters but I was itching to make something with it, so I made pie! In my opinion, pie is perfect any time- it's a casual, comforting dessert. When searching for the right recipe to make, I wanted something easy and something my 3 year old and my 34 year old husband would like. Enter Creamy Almond Butter Pie. 


First there's a crunchy buttery crust, then a toasty, nutty, creamy filling and then it's topped with more whipped topping and a sprinkling of sliced almonds for texture. My husband said this reminded him of an ice box pie and he liked his slightly frozen. Hayden and I liked ours straight from the fridge. If you can't find Jif almond butter, you could certainly use Jif creamy peanut butter. That cream cheese and almond filling is delicious together, though. If you want you could always make a chocolate crust instead of the graham cracker, maybe even add a layer of chocolate ganache in there. Yum!


Creamy Almond Butter Pie adapted from Jif

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Graham Crust: 
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Almond Butter Filling: 
  • 1/2 cup Jif Creamy Almond Butter
  • 1- 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1- 8 oz. container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 Tablespoons sliced almonds

For The Crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Stir in the melted butter until thoroughly blended. Press mixture firmly into a 9-inch pie pan, bringing crumbs evenly up the sides up to the rim.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. While crust is cooling, prepare the filling.

For The Filling: In a large bowl, beat the almond butter, cream cheese and butter until creamy. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and almond extracts and blend until combined. Blend in 2/3 of the  whipped topping, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. 

Pour the almond butter filling into the cooled crust. Spread the remaining whipped topping onto the filling. Top with sliced almonds. Chill at least one hour or until pie is firm. Serve chilled. 


I promised a giveaway, so one lucky winner will receive a prize pack from Jif, including:
  • Jif Creamy Almond Butter
  • Jif Crunchy Almond Butter
  • Jif Creamy Cashew Butter
  • Jif Crunchy Cashew Butter
  • $200 Visa Gift Card
  • Jif Note Pad
  • Recipe Cards Using Jif Almond and Cashew Butters

To enter, tell me what or who you are thankful for this year. Leave me a comment on this blog. Giveaway open to US residents only. One winner will be chosen this weekend. Please leave your contact info with your comment. One entry per person. 

Thank you for entering and good luck!


Thank you to each and every one of you for encouraging me, supporting me and inspiring me in my blogging over the past 7 years.   I wouldn't be where I am without you. I look forward to choosing recipes, making them, photographing them in just the right light, adding the little details here and there, and sharing them with you. I  feel like you are all my friends sitting at my kitchen table and indulging with me. So thank you  for being you!

102 comments:

Carissa said...

I work in a grocery store and have contemplated buying both of these, but just haven't yet. You've now given me the perfect reason to buy the almond butter - this pie sounds wonderful and like something my hubby and 3 boys would like

I'd love to be entered in your giveaway, after not working since December I'm finally working again and that $200 visa would come in handy for Christmas.

I'm especially thankful for a husband who has been so supportive while I've looked for work over the past 11 months along with our boys who have graciously dealt with the tightening of our belts.

Carissa said...

I'm so sorry, I forgot to leave my contact info - It's jordans0597@yahoo.com.

Melody Stuckey said...

We love peanut butter pie. Can't wait to try almond butter pie. Sounds delicious!

I know everyone says it, but I'm most thankful for family and friends. They listen, make me laugh, and help me navigate through this life.

Lisa Brown said...

I am thankful for my husband.
Thank you for the chance :)
jslbrown2009(at)aol(dot)com

Mark & Amanda said...

I'm thankful for a warm home this season.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for the health and happiness of my family....and your blog!

JC said...

I am very thankful for my family.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

Katie said...

I'm so thankful for my family and my health. So blessed!

Lalycairn said...

Always thankful for my family, and the many blessings God has given me.

Lalycairn at gmail.com

Kellie Murray said...

I am so grateful and blessed to have a wonderful son. When the air conditioner went out on my car he stepped up to help me out with the money to have it fixed. You see I am disabled and would never have been able to come up with the costly price of the repair. Winning the giveaway would help me to be able to pay back my son for his generosity. Thanks for the opportunity. Best of luck to everyone.

PS...I would love to try the nut butters but they are rather expensive at $7 a jar. Yikers!! Hopefully they will go on sale and maybe I can find a coupon so I can try them. Fingers crossed!!!

Mami2jcn said...

I'm thankful for my hard-working husband.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my family and all the opportunities I have. Thanks for sharing- the pie looks so yummy! Sarah- crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Jean Badgley said...

I am thankful for all the servicemen and woman, policemen, firemen and those who put their lives on the line for me and our country.

Julie said...

Many congrats on your 7th year! The pie, of course, looks great. Times have been a bit difficult over the past few years raising my dtr, but I'm thankful to God for continuing to see us through, and have to have faith that He will continue to do so :)

LLEAL said...

I'm proud and grateful for you, you're so smart, confident, beautiful, and most of all a wonderful mother.
lleal_7425@yahoo.com

kellyr78 said...

I am thankful for my 2 kids.
kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

Anonymous said...

So very thankful for the health of my children, my husband, my parents and myself. The rest of life is just details. =)

juliekaye78@hotmail.com

Heather said...

Thankful for my healthy kids, parents and husband. We just lost my FIL and have lots of health issues with my MIL. After 2 months of continual crisis and more to come I am so thankful for the healthy people in my life. And it is my birthday that day and I was born on Thanksgiving too, so it is one if my favorite holidays!

Heather
Fuerniss at hotmail dot com

freebiequeen15 said...

I am thankful my sister is finally pregnant after she struggled with infertility for years

Laurie said...

Thankful & Grateful for my healthy grandchildren. 2 were very premature & are doing fine now.

Stacey said...

I am thankful for my health and family. Without the two I would be doomed.

Linda said...

I have a recipe blog with my daughter and have been trying to build it for about 1-1/2 years. It has been a financial hardship to not have a full time job and my husband has been so supportive of our efforts. He has even gotten a second job to allow me to do what I love to do. So I am so lucky and grateful to have such a wonderful man.
Now, I have to say that pie looks awesome! I cook a lot with nut butters but have yet to try the Jif brand. Will have to give them and your recipe a try.
Contact info: linda@2cookinmamas.com

Anonymous said...

I am thankful that I am starting to regain my health after a rough year.
Kreyes6 @ yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my healthy children and wonderful husband!
Karen Johnson eagerweaver03033@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on another successful milestone. I am thankful that I have been blessed with a wonderful,loving family and friends. I am also thankful that I live in the USA and for the servicemen/women who sacrifice so much to keep us free. (smichna2001@yahoo.com)

LauraJJ said...

I am thankful this year for my family, and my precious grandson who is the light of my life!
landfjacobson @ charter . net

Nina @ crazy for cookies and more said...

I love almond anything! I am thankful that my kids look forward to coming home to visit for the weekend from college

Debby Foodiewife said...

Seven years, already?! Congratulations. My six year anniversary is in two wees. I'm itching to make a pie, for the two special men in my life. My thankful list is very long. But, at the top, it's my wonderful husband and son that I am most thankful for. They bring such joy into my life, and are my inspiration to make things they enjoy...like this pie!

Stephanie Garfias said...

I am thankful for the love and support of an amazing husband and family. For the health, happiness and successes we have had. The successes in work, life and especially being woke up in the morning by two amazing little boys with smiles on their faces as they carry to my room breakfast in bed (egg shells and all)!!! Give thanks and be thankful!

sydney85 said...

I am so thankful for my life in Chicago. My husband and I have retired to Chicago from Austin. We have found a wonderful lifestyle in such an amazing city.

Gigi Cuccaro said...

I'm thankful for my family, faith, friends and a great job.
Thanks for a fun giveaway.

Gigi Cuccaro said...

I'm thankful for my family, faith, friends and a great job.
Thanks for a fun giveaway.
Gigicuccaro1@gmsil.com

Jordan said...

This year I am so lucky to finally have found a job that I love and in an area that I'm passionate about. It may not be a permanent position, but I'm so thankful for the learning experience, the networking, and what I get to do on a day-to-day basis for the next couple of years.

April was in CT now CA said...

I'll keep it simple, I am thankful for a happy life. :o)

KB said...

I'm thankful for friends and family.

kebark (at) gmail(dot)com

Sandy H said...

I am thankful for my supportive family.

Zsuzsanna Valentin-Bodor said...

I'm thankful for my friends and my family.dudikopf@t-email.hu

Michelle said...

Congratulations on 7 years of blogging!! Thank you for the giveaway!! :)

I'm thankful for everything, especially Jesus, and my family!

Michelle T.
Scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

Patricia P. said...

Congratulations on 7 years of blogging. I am most grateful for my family, especially my husband. He takes such good care of me. choirlady27@hotmail.com

ilene said...

I am thankful for my new job that I am starting in two weeks.

Jenifer Teague said...

I am thankful for my mother! She is always there helping me any way she can!

Anonymous said...

This recipe sounds yummy; thank you for sharing.

I'm going to sound like a "crazy cat lady" for saying this (but I'm not one!! I have a husband and children and grandchildren and am grateful for all of that), but this year I must say I am extremely grateful for the nearly 18 years I had being "cat mom" to my beloved Himalayan, Patrick. He lost his battle with kidney failure earlier this year. Through him I learned how strong I could be if I only had faith.

Jean Marie . . . jmarie57@hotmail.com

Gina Wildorchid said...

That pie looks amazing!!! I am thankful for my health, a husband that works very hard, a son who is loving and smart, a job that allows me to spend some time working from home, and finally being able to lose some weight this year.

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Kathy Schultz said...

I'm always thankful for my husband and children. We've had some tough few years but we always have each other.
Kksdelights@yahoo.com

Kim said...

I am thankful to still have my job, after being weekly concerned that it may end. SO grateful! Grateful for my friends and family who support me every day.

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my family and inlaws.
juhlman82@yahoo.com

Terry said...

I am thankful.....
hutchinson_terry@columbusstate.edu

Emily Horsley said...

It's my first year as a daughter in law and I'm super blessed with great inlaws! I'm so grateful God gave me my new family!

Emily emilyhorsley14@gmail.com

melinda hutchens said...

I am about to embark on an adventure in starting my own business. It's so much work and there are days it might just be easier to walk away and call it quits. My family and friends have gone above and beyond to help and support me. My four kids tell their friends how cool I am, which is the best compliment a teenager can give sometimes ;). For the outpouring of love and support, I am thankful.
Melinda at Mrshutchens@gmail.com

beth jillette said...

We came close to losing my 87yrs old father this year. He's home and he and my mother could not be happier. After 61 years they are very much in love so I am grateful that our family of 4 generations continues to share time and love

chileheaddave said...

Family

jan said...

I'm thankful for my husband and his good health. He's been pretty sick the last two years and he is finally doing better. Without our health we have nothing.

jan said...

I too forgot to leave my contact info... sorry
jansanderson70{at}gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Congrats on seven years..wow Have to say im thankful for my children.They have made me the person I am.On bad days they lift me up..can't imagine life without them. ericadawn1978@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm thankful for my family, good doctors and my health! Thanks. frank.maureen@gmail.com

Darlene Peterson said...

I am especially grateful for my 3 sons who are daily aware of their aging parents physical limitations. They check on us daily and go beyond the call of duty. And my 3 beautiful grandsons who are growing into fine young men. And now finally a beautiful, challenging granddaughter. I am indeed blessed.
6186pep(at)msn(dot)com

Cindy Battle said...

As I'm every day, I am thankful for each day I have to spend with my family.

A Day said...

I am so grateful for my parents...they both lost their parents at a very young age and even though they are both in their seventies now and have struggled with health issues, I know I am very lucky to have them in my life. And, my Dad is now a good cook so we swap recipes-I cannot wait to tell him about this almond butter pie!!! Yum!

Kimberley said...

I'm so Thankful for my three children and my Mom who helps me with them. My life is so much better because of all they do and their love!

Mimi said...

I'm so excited to try this.....it sounds absolutely marvelous! Glad to see your posts. They are always just when I need a boost. :)

Annette said...

I'm thankful for good friends and family who have helped me overcome so much.
waytoomanycats (@) gmail (dot) com

Susan said...

I am thankful for a God who loves me and shows me his mercies and grace every single day. He provides all my needs. Secondly I am thankful for all my family and friends as well as all the freedoms we have in America. And I'm thankful for bloggers like you that I can enjoy on the Internet. Thanks so much for the chance to win. elaine1255(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for my first year (almost will be 1yr in December) of being a self employed business owner and of course the chance to win this giveaway! jstrother@socket.net

Anonymous said...

I'm so thankful for a job that I love. I'm a secretary for a school and forgot how much I love children! I get to enjoy them every day! My contact info is Vicki Hoiten at vhoiten@yahoo.com Thank you!

OmaSam said...

I am thankful for SO many things - my family, my health, my amazing friends and all the freedoms I have living in the United States. I love to travel, but I love hearing "welcome home" when I come through customs in America!

sam.fischer@gmail.com

Devorah Kletenik said...

I am thankful for my three children (including one who is allergic to peanuts, so I'd love to try these nut butters!).

Suzanne Deschane said...

I am thankful-for my families health, new friends and both my daughters-1 is doing better in college and my other daughter moved within an hour of home and has a new job & coworkers she really likes and both seem happier.

cropmom66 said...

I am thankful for my new job. It is so nice to work at a place where you know you are appreciated. It has been a long time since I've had that.

Sylvia said...

I am thankful for my and my family's health! Hearing of all those suffering from diseases makes us very thankful we have not had to endure any health issues.
sjue1@hotmail.com

Krista said...

I am thankful for my family and their support.

++++ said...

i am thankful for my husband and our little baby boy who will be here in january! i love our tiny happy family. :)

valerie sobus
burritoprincess@gmail.com

Melody said...

I am so thankful for my family and being a cancer survivor. Love your blog.

Mel J.

Isla said...

Wow, seven years! That is absolutely incredible. I am grateful for my amazing boyfriend and parents who stuck by me throughout a horrible illness.

Cindy said...

Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway! I am thankful for my adopted family. I am beyond blessed to have people in my life who treat me as if I were their own.

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Beachwalk83 said...

Have followed your blog for many years--congrats on reaching year seven--that is quite an accomplishment. Continue to bake your apple cake and use it as my online pic (with the 70's orange formica countertop!) We are thankful for our first grandchild.

Emily Smith said...

I am thankful for my husband, he's my rock and I don't know where I'd be without him. I'm thankful for our three amazing boys that bring us so much joy. I'm thankful for my family's good health.
turtleemiwee(at)Hotmail(dot)com
twitter: @boykrazymommy

Jessica said...

I am thankful for my husband, my family, and our baby which is due in May of 2015 :)

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Ally Lee said...

Hey Mo!! �� This pie looks DIVINE!!! I love almond butter...and I would have never thought of a pie! such genius! Your photos are stunning as usual. And the way you expertly smoothed your almond butter in that measuring cup....perfection. Lol.

I am thankful for our healthy miracle baby boy. Well not so baby anymore. He will be 9 in December! For some reason we were blessed with him when they told us it would be impossible. Every year he asks us for a sibling. So young and sweet. One day he will understand. Until then we are forever thankful. Thankful for his golden hair....and his big brown eyes. His little mouth full of huge white teeth. His pointy little shoulder blades that he calls bat wings. His skinny little arms that give the best hugs. His caring heart. His unbelievably smart brain and even his smart mouth. Whenever our hearts ache, all we have to do is look to our boy.

So this Thanksgiving and probably every other one, I am thankful for Jackson.


Ok I need a tissue now!!

Ally P.
Allyson.parkinson@yahoo.com

Julia said...

I am thankful for my 2 healthy toddlers. They drive me crazy every single day, but they make my life so worth living. We are going through some things as a family now and I am just so so happy I have my children who put a smile on my face so often despite everything. I never thought being a mother would be so much work and so fun at the same time. Blessed.
juliausescoupons@hotmail.com

sandyhills x said...

I am thankful for my friends and family - shaunie twitter.com/sandyhills25

Shanna Cluff said...

I am so thankful for my little 7 month old this year. She has definitely brought a joy to me that I hadn't felt before. She is always so happy and such a good baby and such a blessing to me. I am so in love with her!

hannaH said...

I am beyond blessed by my family and church family. Cowgirlswan525@gmail.com
I have never thought of making pie with any other kind if nut than peanuts! Gotta be worth a try!

Heather B said...

I am thankful for my boyfriend, my family and the constant support of my neurologist who keeps me going and trying new exercises to build my muscles and making me stronger.

Ashley said...

I am thankful for the support of my parents and their help as my husband and I are house hunting!

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

Holly Dart said...

I am thankful for the health of my children

Holly Dart said...

forgot to leave my contact info! hollydart at gmail dot com

I am endlessly thankful for the health of my children!

Kitchen Chick said...

your blog made me stop and think about the good things I take for granted - health, love, family & friends - I am eternally grateful for all of these and so many more! sometimes, scratch that most times, I am hurrying between projects, errands and life stuff and forget to breath and count my blessings. this season I want to steal some moments to do this more. maybe those moments will involve a slice of this delicious pie lol. happy happy holidays Monica! alicia at thekitchenchick.com

Jenna Oltman said...

I am very thankful for my husband and my children. I am so happy we spent another amazing year together and that we are all happy and healthy!

Thank you!

jennaoltman@yahoo.com

The Perkins Family said...

This sounds delicious! I am thankful for my husband, my children and the rest of my family. I am thankful for my coworkers...without them, I'd never make it. Oh, and I am thankful for dark chocolate!

3matperkins@gmail.com

Heather Sebastian said...

I'm thankful for my family, friends, my job and home :)
Thank you so so much for the chance to win such an amazingly fun prize!

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Tammigirl said...

I just went to the grocery store today, but I'll be going back tomorrow because I want to have this pie NOW. If I didn't have a migraine I'd go tonight.


I'm so thankful for my family, especially that I still have my 88 year old grandparents - healthy and happy. I love it when we get together around the table 4 generations strong. In a couple of years it will be 5 generations!

Tammigirl said...

Oops.. my email is tammigirl at gmail

Jennie35 said...

I am thankful for having my family together for the holidays.

Debbie Bray said...

I am thankful for my healthy family.

Debasket@ptd.net

craftsonthego (crafty one) said...

I am thankful for living another day. I am especially thankful for friends and family who love me and I love them.

Heather Spooner said...

This year I'm thankful for all the support from friends and family as I return to school. It's not easy, but I have alot of cheerleaders to keep me going. Thanks!
hsheree2012 at gmail dot com

eunice said...

New baby! And all the help we've received.

Susan Christy said...

So much to be thankful for - my warm house, my doggies, friends, family, a great job.

Elle said...

I am incredibly thankful for my family, specifically my Mother who has always supported me and loved me through everything and who has always been my personal cheerleader in life. Thank you for this giveaway.
prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This is an unusual thing to be thankful for; This year I lost a close friend to cancer. She had a beautiful spirit, kind and caring to everyone. I am thankful that she was in my life, and that she was my friend. marciasnapp@comcast.net

Teresa said...

Love these nut butters! Thankful for work to do, and friends to share life with.

Email ptyeh91@gmail.com

rachelle pare said...

in sept. of 2014 i had a double mastectomy and deip reconstruction. since then my husband has become superman. he has taken up all household duties, vacuuming, laundry, cooking, oct. you name it he does it. it was really cute when he went out and bought a new bucket and mop to do the floors each week. anyway there were complications and they had to reopen the abdominal site and redo some work as well as some minor work on the breast reconstruction. that has delayed my recovery till dec. of 2015. although there were some things that i could do as recovery went on he continued to do all of these things. he eventually conceeded and let me wash dishes and i now cook dinner a few nights a week. recently i was told i needed a total knee replacement which is scheduled for may 1st. so it starts all over again for him and he never complains, unless i get in his way. lol so i wanted to share with you who i am so grateful for, my husband Raymond Edward Pare. thank you for listening.p.s. since i am able to cook know i am making the lemon/blueberry squares for him today he will love them. thanks for the recipe

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