Southern Peanut Butter Cream Pie

"This is a very rich pie with a peanut butter pudding filling and a meringue topping. Sometimes I use whipped cream instead of the meringue. This pie is as southern as it gets."
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  • Filling:

  • Mix cornstarch, yolks, salt, butter, and brown sugar together in medium saucepan; whisk in milk.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until thick.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in vanilla and peanut butter.
  • Pour into crust and cover with whipped cream or meringue.
  • Store in refrigerator.
  • Meringue:

  • In mixer bowl beat egg whites and cream of tarter until foamy.
  • Slowly add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Beat in vanilla.
  • Spread over peanut butter filling.
  • Bake in a 400°F oven for 10 minutes until meringue is evenly golden brown.
  • Cool before serving.

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  1. jujohill
    I've made the peanut butter cream pie (not this recipe) and it turned out perfect. The difference was I used white sugar so I'm excited to try the brown sugar recipe.
  2. emr4kids
    This pie is very rich and has avery strong peanut butter taste. Almost like eating fluffy peanut butter out f the jar. Not exactly what I was hoping for.
  3. datadoll
    Absolutely wonderful! The filling was enough to fill the pie shell and had a generous amount of meringue. Perfect! This goes into my tried and approved and onto my meal calendar as a repeating entry. I have been looking for this recipe for a very long time. Thank you for submitting this one!
  4. BakinBaby
    Pie was good! It did'nt set up as well as I had hoped. The taste was yummy, but a bit too creamy without a distinct peanut butter taste and texture. I'll try again. Thanks for sharing with us.
  5. peggylyn
    Wonderful!I'd never heard of this type of pie before~great texture & taste~rich but not overwhelming~i used the whipped topping....Five stars per DH!made for PYC


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