peanut butter meringue pie

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By TJ Jones
from Layton, UT

One of my favorites. An unexpected culinary delight.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 8-12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Convection Oven

Ingredients For peanut butter meringue pie

  • 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

  • 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.
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