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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


  • 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).