Peanut Butter Pie Acre | Auburn, Ala.
The culinary roots of Acre stem from the family tree of David Bancroft, Executive Chef of this modern Southern restaurant. Bancroft celebrates his heritage by putting a spin on memorable family recipes to deliver an extraordinary experience to diners—providing nostalgic flavors with a fresh, updated take. That approach promises a healthy serving of comfort, too.
The fan favorite Peanut Butter Pie was inspired by Bancroft’s grandmother, Mama Jean. This dessert is both a celebration of family tradition and a riff on Elvis’ beloved duo: peanut butter and bananas. Layered high with creamy peanut butter filling and decked out with peanut butter cookies, the pie gets another hit of indulgence with a drizzle of chocolate ganache. The dessert is made complete—and memorable—with a flourish of banana meringue that’s torched upon service. “It’s always fun for guests when we pull out the flame thrower and torch the banana meringue tableside,” says Bancroft.