Peanut butter makes this rich pie an extra special treat. It is fancy enough to serve to company.—Armetta Keeney, Carlisle, Iowa
- 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 pie pastry (9 inches), baked and cooled
- 2/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
- 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch, divided
- 3 eggs, separated
- 2-1/2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup water
- Place confectioners' sugar in a bowl. Cut in the peanut butter with a pastry blender until crumbly. Set aside 2 tablespoons for garnish. Sprinkle remaining crumbs into the pie shell.
- In a saucepan, combine 2/3 cup sugar, 1/2 cup cornstarch, egg yolks and milk; cook over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from the heat; add butter and vanilla, stirring until the butter melts. Pour into pie shell.
- In a small saucepan, combine remaining sugar and cornstarch with water; cook over low heat until thickened. Cool slightly. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold in cornstarch mixture. Spread meringue over the hot filling, sealing to edges. Sprinkle reserved peanut butter mixture over top. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Pie in Country June/July 1992, p53
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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2009
"My husband always request this for his birthday.It's awesome. Only suggestion is to make sure you cooke the egg& milk mixture long enough so it will set up. You'll probably need to double the recipe, because everyone will want seconds."