Monday, March 28, 2011

Grandmom Cool's Peanut Butter Pie

Today is my Grandmom Cool's 86th Birthday. So in honor of her, I want to share her recipe for the most wonderful Peanut Butter Pie.

Grandmom Cool's Peanut Butter Pie

1 baked deep dish pie shell
1 cup powered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 c. cornstarch
2/3 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups scaled milk (just put it in the microwave to heat)
3 eggs yolks beaten
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Combine powdered sugar and peanut butter. Blend until the appearance of biscuit mix; spread 3/4 of this mixture in baked pie shell. Set aside.

Combine cornstarch, sugar and salt; add scalded milk and mix well. Pour small amount over beaten egg yolks; mix well. Then return to milk mixture. Cook in top of double boiler until mixture thickens to the consistency of pudding or custard.

Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla and pour into prepared pie shell. Top with meringue. Sprinkle remainder of peanut butter mixture over meringue. Bake at 325 degrees until meingue browns.

3 eggs whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp vanilla
6 Tbsp sugar
Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla and add sugar until peaks form.

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