PEANUT BUTTER PIE

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We love Peanut Butter Pie!

One of my favorite things in this world is peanut butter. I love and crave the stuff. There is always a jar of peanut butter on my cupboard shelf. This peanut butter pie is so good. I think your family will love it.

Peanut Butter Pie is a family favorite.

1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked according to package directions or if you make your own, it should be baked

3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter (could use creamy)

1 1/4 cups confectionery sugar

2 tablespoons margarine or butter

1 (12 fl. ounce) can evaporated milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup cornstarch

3 eggs separated

1/2 cup regular sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

In a bowl, mix the sugar and peanut butter together using a fork until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.  Remove 1/2 cup crumbs and set aside.  Spread the rest of the crumbs in the baked pie shell.  Mix together 2 tablespoons margarine, evaporated milk, salt, the 3 egg yolks (keep the whites for the meringue), 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a pan.  Cook on medium heat on top of the stove stirring constantly until thickens. (about 5 to 7 minutes). I remove as soon as it starts to thicken. (This will burn easily so watch it closely).   Pour this over the crumb mixture in the pie shell.  Beat the 3 egg whites until stiff and spread over the pie. Spread remaining crumbs on top of the meringue.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven about 20 minutes. (I usually turn the broiler on for a few seconds before removing the pie but watch it constantly or it will burn on top).  Makes one pie.

Note:  I have made this pie and put all the crumbs mixture in the pie and just put plain meringue on top and browned in oven. Both ways are good.

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5 from 6 votes

Peanut Butter Pie

This pie is a family favorite.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Pie
Servings: 1 pie
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 1 9 inch pie shell, baked according to package directions or if you make your own, it should be baked
  • 3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter could use creamy
  • 1 1/4 cups confectionery sugar
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1 12 fl. ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1/2 cup regular sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix the sugar and peanut butter together using a fork until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Remove 1/2 cup crumbs and set aside. Spread the rest of the crumbs in the baked pie shell. Mix together 2 tablespoons margarine, evaporated milk, salt, the 3 egg yolks (keep the whites for the meringue), 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a pan. Cook on medium heat on top of the stove stirring constantly until thickens. (about 5 to 7 minutes). I remove as soon as it starts to thicken. (This will burn easily so watch it closely).
  • Pour this over the crumb mixture in the pie shell. Beat the 3 egg whites until stiff and spread over the pie. Spread remaining crumbs on top of the meringue.
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven about 20 minutes. (I usually turn the broiler on for a few seconds before removing the pie but watch it constantly or it will burn on top).

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