Peanut Butter Meringue Pie

TJ Jones

By
@tjmonoski01

One of my favorites. An unexpected culinary delight.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8-12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Convection Oven

Ingredients

1 c
confectioners' sugar
1/2 c
peanut butter, creamy
1
pie shell, baked 9"
2/3 c
sugar
1/4 c
cornstarch
2 c
milk
4
eggs, separated
1/4 tsp
salt
3 Tbsp
butter
1/4 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/4 c
whole or chopped peanuts

MERINGUE (ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS)

1/4 tsp
pure vanilla extract
4 tsp
sugar

Step-By-Step

1Assemble ingredients
2Prepare pie crust and place in 9" pie pan. (If frozen shell allow 15 minutes to defrost)Score bottom of pie shell with fork and cook at 400 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
3Pour confectioner's sugar in a small bowl and cut in peanut butter and salt (if desired) until crumbly.
4Spread 3/4 of peanut butter crumbles in bottom of pie shell.
5In a large sauce pan combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in milk until smooth.
6Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
7Separate egg yolks and egg whites in two separate bowls. Add small amount of hot filling to egg yolks and mix thoroughly.
8Return all to pan and stir constantly. Bring to a gentle boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
9Remove from heat and gently stir in melted butter and vanilla
10Place whole peanuts in processor and pulse until crumbled.
11In a small bowl, beat egg whites and add sugar and vanilla. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
12Pour and spread custard evenly in pie shell over peanut butter crumbles.
13Spread meringue over hot filling and seal edges to crust
14Sprinkle remaining peanut butter crumbles on top. (if desired)
15Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
16Sprinkle crushed peanuts on meringue.
17allow to cool about 1 hour.
18Serve and enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American