Sweet, chewy chunks of peanut butter lie like buried treasures under a layer of chocolate custard. You can top this pie with meringue to make it extra spectacular.

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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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  • In a medium saucepan, combine milk, butter, and salt. Place over low heat and bring to a simmer. In a medium bowl, beat together egg yolks, cocoa powder, white sugar, and cornstarch.

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  • Slowly whisk 1/2 cup of hot milk mixture into egg yolk mixture, blending well. Gradually add egg yolk mixture to remaining milk mixture, whisking constantly. Return to heat and allow to boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  • In a small bowl mix together confectioners' sugar and peanut butter until thoroughly combined. Crumble mixture into pastry shell. Pour cooled chocolate mixture over peanut butter crumbles. Chill 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

375.8 calories; protein 7.3g 15% DV; carbohydrates 54.4g 18% DV; fat 15.8g 24% DV; cholesterol 111.1mg 37% DV; sodium 264.3mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2002
Overall a good recipe. The corn starch made the chocolate filling quite lumpy but the chocolate itself tasted magnificent. The peanut butter crumbles didn't melt to my joy and were a very novel (and delicious) idea. I used a pre-made graham cracker crust and it tasted just as good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2003
I tried to make this pie on 2 different occassions... both times resulting in horrible failure. I double checked the ingredients and amounts as well as time but somewhere something went terribly wrong. Would not attempt again. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2002
Overall a good recipe. The corn starch made the chocolate filling quite lumpy but the chocolate itself tasted magnificent. The peanut butter crumbles didn't melt to my joy and were a very novel (and delicious) idea. I used a pre-made graham cracker crust and it tasted just as good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2010
The pie was good especially the peanut butter. I had read the other reviews before making it and very glad I did. The chocolate does not have to be lumpy as mine was not. I mixed the sugar cornstarch and cocoa together and then added the milk. I then heated and brought to a boil pour 1/2 in the egg yolks and then back into the kettle and back to a boil. This will eliminate the lumps. This is how I make all my puddings it turns out perfectly and I got rave reviews from all those eating the pie!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2006
I love love loved this recipe! My chocolate was pretty lumpy but who cares... I will make this one again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2004
This recipe was easy to follow and turned out terrific on the first try! My coworkers and family absolutely loved the suprise peanut butter confection on the bottom! The chocolate required a little extra whisking but turned out wonderful in the end. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/26/2003
I tried to make this pie on 2 different occassions... both times resulting in horrible failure. I double checked the ingredients and amounts as well as time but somewhere something went terribly wrong. Would not attempt again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2008
The egg yolks are not enough liquid to add the sugar and corn starch to. It just made chunks that would not dissolve. I had to strain out the lumps and still the pudding was not very creamy. Taste good but looked very lumpy. Would not take the pie to the dinner I made it for because it just did not turn out like I thought is should. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2006
I didn't have any graham crackers to make a crust for this pie but I still really wanted a chocolate/PB dessert so I turned this recipe into custard cups. I made the custard just as the recipe directed (minus 1/4 c of sugar though) strained it through a sieve to get out any lumps and set it in the fridge with plastic pressed to the top of it while I made the PB crumbles. I then layered the PB and chocolate a few times in custard cups topping them with some of the crumbs and served them warm. DELICIOUS. They were SO rich and sweet and just perfect. Thanks a ton this was just what I was looking for. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2007
Except for the lumpy chocolate it was a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/22/2009
The chocolate custard filling was very chunky even after I cut the amount of cornstarch as some of the other reviews recommended. While the pie tasted very good the textures were just too off to make this pie a winner. Read More
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