This is an excellent peanut butter pie recipe. My grandmother requested it many years ago from a restaurant that served it. Everyone who has had this pie loves it.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix confectioners' sugar and peanut butter until mixture has a crumbly texture. Sprinkle half over the bottom of the shell.

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  • In the top of a double boiler, combine milk, 2/3 cup sugar, salt, vanilla, cornstarch, and egg yolks. Cook over medium-low heat until thick. Pour filling into crust.

  • Beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar, and continue beating. Gradually add 6 tablespoons sugar, and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Spread over the top of the pie. Sprinkle with remaining peanut butter mixture.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

446 calories; protein 9.9g 20% DV; carbohydrates 61.6g 20% DV; fat 19g 29% DV; cholesterol 74.6mg 25% DV; sodium 320.5mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (63)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2008
Very tasty! I love peanut butter but I don't like peanut butter pies that have the cream cheese fluff. This pie has lots of peanut butter flavor without being too rich. I couldn't get the egg whites with sugar to form stiff peaks - they were more like marshmallow fluff but it baked up fine. I'll definitely use this recipe again. I may recommend putting it in a chocolate crumb crust. I referred my mom to the recipe and she let me know that you can make the custard easily in the microwave. Just stir it after a minute or two until it's thickened. So much easier! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2016
I attempted this recipe 4 times and had to throw the pie away every time. Poured filling into pie crust and peanut butter crust floated to the top every time. Turned out soupy every time. I read and re-read the directions over and over wondering what I was doing wrong... couldn't figure it out. Makes me question these reviews... Read More
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 59
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2008
Very tasty! I love peanut butter but I don't like peanut butter pies that have the cream cheese fluff. This pie has lots of peanut butter flavor without being too rich. I couldn't get the egg whites with sugar to form stiff peaks - they were more like marshmallow fluff but it baked up fine. I'll definitely use this recipe again. I may recommend putting it in a chocolate crumb crust. I referred my mom to the recipe and she let me know that you can make the custard easily in the microwave. Just stir it after a minute or two until it's thickened. So much easier! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2003
I use whole eggs in the custard and do NOT top with the meringue. Everyone requests that I bring this to all pot-lucks! Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2006
I've made this recipe for years, but I only use 1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar on the bottom mixture. I use Cool Whip on the top, and sprinkle it with Peanut Butter/Confectioner's sugar mixture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2006
This recipe is the REAL deal the best peanut butter pie I have ever made! I didn't change a thing in the recipe it was perfect. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2010
Directions are perfect so the result is a delicious treat. Remember to cut small slices as this is intended to be a rich pie. This is a real peanut butter pie and the cooked custard is the proof! Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2012
I've been making this recipe for years and it's excellent. I also use this basic recipe along with some homemade peanut butter cookies and whipped Cream to make a killer trifle! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2012
If you're looking for a cream pie that has a powerful p.b. flavor try Peanut Butter Pie I. This one was a fine pie though. The cream layer takes about 10 min to thicken on medium heat another 10 to get the egg whites to the hard peak stage; the recipe is worth the time. The only change I made was to use an Oreo crust at the behest of my husband.:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
I wonder if that Florida restaurant was Bradenton's Amish restaurant Miller's Dutch Kitchen. This looks and tastes just like it. I can't tell you how many times I bought a slice to go for my husband. If he was with we were too full we would still buy a slice to go! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2009
My Mom owed Ruths Restaurant in Pearl MS for 36 years and she served this pie People came and ordered it for holidays!! I just found this for my cousin who wanted to make it also! Thanks. It is fantastic! Read More
(4)
Rating: 1 stars
08/30/2016
I attempted this recipe 4 times and had to throw the pie away every time. Poured filling into pie crust and peanut butter crust floated to the top every time. Turned out soupy every time. I read and re-read the directions over and over wondering what I was doing wrong... couldn't figure it out. Makes me question these reviews... Read More
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