Peanut Butter Meringue Pie

TJ Jones


One of my favorites. An unexpected culinary delight.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
30 Min
Convection Oven


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

  • 1/4 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp

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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About Peanut Butter Meringue Pie

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

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