Peanut Butter Meringue Pie

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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

How to Make Peanut Butter Meringue Pie

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.

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About Peanut Butter Meringue Pie

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