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Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
  • 9 inch pie shell - or make your own single pie shell
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter (I like to use ¾ cup peanut butter)
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups scalded milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 heaping tablespoons or cornstarch
  • Meringue:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  1. Combine 1 cup powdered sugar and ½ cup peanut butter. Blend until mixture has appearance of biscuit mix (size of small peas) and set aside.
  2. Combine granulated sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir until well blended.
  3. Add a little scalded milk to egg yolks and mix well.
  4. Add this and the rest of the milk to the granulated sugar mixture.
  5. Cook over hot water (double boiler) until thick (like pudding).
  6. Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter.
  7. Stir until butter is melted.
  8. Sprinkle ¾ cup of powdered sugar/peanut butter mixture over baked pie shell.
  9. Add cooked mixture.
  10. Meringue Directions:
  11. Beat eggs until frothy. Add sugar gradually and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla.
  12. Add meringue.
  13. Sprinkle rest of powdered sugar mixture over meringue.
  14. Bake 325 for 15 minutes or until brown.




  1. Vickie says

    Sounds great…I love peanut butter, and, have a great frozen peanut butter pie recipe…this is considerably different. Can’t wait to try. Thanks for posting recipes on periodically, I am a foodie and always looking for new one!

    • Melissa@StockpilingMoms says

      You do not burn it – it will have a “skin” on the bottom of the pan – do NOT scrape it.

  2. Jennifer says

    I would love to make this. Which steps are the meringue? I was a little confused on which steps are the cooked mixture and which are the meringue.

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