I know Father’s Day has passed and we all have our sights on the next holiday . . . 4th of July, but I am still thinking about Father’s Day.
You wonder why? Well, because one of my best friends lost her father the day before Father’s Day. My, how I thought of her on Sunday. Then I thought how blessed I am to still have my father with me, and the added bonus of my parents living in the same town.
Not knowing what to get my dad for his big day, I decided to make the peanut butter pie I mentioned in an earlier post. He was enjoying it, and as I left my parents’ house I thought I would share the recipe with you.
I hope you enjoy it as much as he did. While you are at it, make two and give one as a gift. I still think a homemade gift is the best kind of gift one can give and receive.
- 1 baked 9” Pie Crust in pie plate
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- ¼ cup peanut butter (I use creamy but either
- would be fine)
- 2 cups milk
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup sugar
- ⅓ cup milk
- ⅓ cup cornstarch
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- pinch of salt
- Make and bake your pie crust. Let it sit to cool.
- In a saucepan on the stove, heat the 2 cups of milk until almost boiling, stirring occasionally so it does not scald on the bottom.
- In a separate bowl whisk the egg yolks and stir in the milk.
- Combine the sugar and cornstarch and slowly whisk this into the milk/egg mixture. Add ¼ cup of the hot milk to this mixture and stir together.
- Add another ¼ cup of hot milk and incorporate.
- Then, pour all of the egg mixture back into the milk on the stove and mix together.
- Continue cooking until thickened. (If it gets to thick on you, add a little milk a tablespoon at a time).
- Stir almost constantly until this happens.
- Take off the heat and add the vanilla, peanut butter, and salt. Stir until combined.
- There, you have just made peanut butter pudding from scratch!
- Remove from the pan and place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap directly on top of the pudding.
- Place in fridge to cool.
- In the meantime, make the crumb mixture.
- Combine the powdered sugar and peanut butter until it looks like little peas.
- Sprinkle the mixture over the bottom of the pie crust.
- Once the pudding mixture cools, dip it out of the bowl and into the pie shell.
- Smooth out and place in the fridge.
- Now you can either add whipped cream (which I like) or Meringue – you decide!
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