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At least around here, it’s hard to find a restaurant serving peanut butter pie — and one of the last spots you’d expect it is an Italian place. But Intorno owner and chef Jim Vaughn says he’s fine with squeezing some all-American onto his menu, especially if it’s in the form of his decadent house-made Peanut Butter Pie.
“It’s my favorite dessert,” Vaughn confesses. “It’s what I like to eat.”
This pie has a cool, creamy peanut butter filling over a gooey ribbon of what could be described as peanut butter ganache (if such a thing exists). It’s covered in whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce and homemade sweet peanut butter crumbles.
Where to get it: Intorno, 801 Massachusetts St.
What you’ll pay: $7.50
Try it with: Coffee, to counteract the onset of possible sugar coma.
Also on the menu: Linguine Monte Mara and other pastas, sandwiches such as the Italian Club, crab cakes and other — more Italian — desserts, including tiramisu and fresh homemade cannoli.