Yield: 1 small 6" pie
Peanut Butter Pie for Two
Makes 1 small 6" peanut butter pie.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
For the crust:
- 3 graham cracker sheets
- 2 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons halved unsalted peanuts, toasted
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- pinch of salt
For the pie:
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 ½ teaspoons corn starch
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
- 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Freshly whipped cream for serving, if desired
- First make the crust. Crush together in a food processor all crust ingredients, or use a resealable bag and a mallet. Make sure the crumbs are very finely ground. Press the mixture into a 7” pie tin, making sure to pack the mixture very well. You will be rewarded with a crust that does not fall apart when slicing if you take the time to pack it well. Bake the crust on a sheet pan at 350° for 10 minutes. Let cool while making the filling.
- To make the filling, begin by whisking the sugar, cornstarch and salt together in a large bowl. While whisking, slowly add the evaporated milk. Make sure the dry ingredients are completely dissolved.
- Have the beaten egg yolk ready to go in a small bowl next to the stove before proceeding.
- Pour the milk mixture into a small sauce pan, and turn the heat to medium. Stir the mixture constantly with a wooden spoon. When the mixture thickens and starts to bubble a bit, turn off the heat. Add a few spoonfuls of the hot custard to the beaten egg yolk, whisking vigorously. Add a few more spoonfuls and continue to stir. Now, pour the egg and custard mixture back into the saucepan. Turn the heat back on to medium and whisk for about 3 minutes, until thickened.
- Turn off the heat, then whisk in the peanut butter and vanilla. Whisk this mixture very well, or else the oil in the peanut butter will separate when the pie cools.
- Pour the mixture into the crust. You will probably have a few spoonfuls of extra filling, but this is due to the fact that I do not like to scrape the bottom of the pan after making pudding or custard because that’s where the lumps (if any) can be found. Press plastic wrap directly on the surface, then chill the pie for at least 4 hours before serving. Top with whipped cream and extra chopped peanuts if desired.
Please note that this recipe uses a small 6" pie plate; regular pie plates are 9 or 10".
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 455Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 329mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 13g
Seth @ Boy Meets Food says
I sure do love peanut butter pie. Although... I love pretty much anything with peanut butter in it, on it, or even spread around it. I made a peanut butter and jelly pie one time that was really good. This looks deliciously decadent.
Heather I. says
I have to agree with you about the no cream cheese thing. It makes it seem more like a cheesecake hybrid or something. This sounds delicious- I'd love to try it!
Mmm, it looks so light and fluffy, like a peanut cloud nestled on a crust!
I've never had peanut butter pie, and I'm not sure why. It sounds something that's right up my alley.
Glad you stopped by and I hope to have you on the next round up. It's always good to have a fellow hot dog lover around.
I've got your citrus buttermilk pudding cake on the list to make this week. I'm so excited! I'll let you know how it goes - delish I'm sure!
What a great idea. I have never had/made peanut butter pie. Thanks for sharing!
Chef Dennis says
this is a great version of peanut butter pie!!! I have to admit mine has cream cheese in it...sigh
thanks so much for sharing!
If I wanted to use Graham Cracker Crumbs instead of the cookies, how much would I need?
Christina Lane says
About 1.5 cups? I'm just guessing, heh. Sorry! Best of luck!
Can this be frozen if there are leftovers (it's just me, myself and I :-) )?
Christina Lane says
I think so :) Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and freeze. Defrost in fridge overnight.