I created this recipe from my memory of the best Peanut Butter Pie ever from the Steak House Restaurant in Catlettsburg, Ky. I've tried many Peanut Butter Pie recipes but love this best of all. My children and grandchildren can't wait for the holidays for this treat! It's creamy and taste tantalizing, with a little texture form the peanut butter crumble. The layering creates several different taste sensations with each bite.
1Prepare single pie crust, place in pie dish or pan, prick crust with fork and lightly brown in 350 degree oven. Set on wire pie rack to cool.
2Prepare Vanilla Pudding, either boxed or from scratch, as you prefer, according to directions. Set aside to cool.
In separate bowl, use a fork to mix 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter with 1 cup of confectioner sugar to make a chunky crumble.
Sprinkle crumble over bottom of pie shell, reserving abt. 4 TBSP.
Pour completely cooled pudding over this layer and sprinkle top of pudding with 2 TBSP. of the crumble, reserving finer crumble for topping.
Top pudding with your favorite meringue or with a whipped cream topping and sprinkle remaining crumble over topping. Lightly toast meringue under oven broiler.
Cool in refrigerator for at least two hours before serving.