Peanut Butter Meringue Pie

TJ Jones

By
@tjmonoski01

One of my favorites. An unexpected culinary delight.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

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