Peanut Butter Custard Pie From WWC
Simple Life, Simple Pie
Contributed by Where Women Cook
Lisa Jane Smith, author of this recipe and appreciator of all good creative endeavors and foods, has been creating since she could hold a crayon in her hand; she says it’s her purest pleasure in life, and she plans to continue until her last day.
She identifies easily with these words from Julia Child: “Some people like to paint pictures, or do gardening, or build a boat in the basement. Other people get a tremendous pleasure out of the kitchen, because cooking is just as creative and imaginative an activity as drawing, or wood carving, or music.”
Of her own life, she says, “I am in love with all things creative. My biggest joy is to draw with bright colors. I also sculpt, sew, and work with wood. I am also a crazed fan of food. I love to cook it, draw it, write about it, and, of course, consume way too much of it. I even married a chef! I will never be skinny.
This is a favorite recipe in our house. It’s not too complicated to make, so kids can help out with some of the steps. It is not overly sweet, so adults appreciate the rich texture while not feeling overwhelmed with regret. This pie is perfect to serve during any season, at any gathering.” We can certainly get behind that logic! Read on for the full recipe.
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- 1 ready made chocolate cookie crumb crust
- 3 cups milk
- 3 large egg yolks
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup cornstarch
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1¼ tsp vanilla
- Whipped cream and/or chocolate shavings for garnish
- In a heavy saucepan, mix milk, egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and butter.
- Cook over medium heat, stirring until mixture bubbles.
- Reduce heat and stir constantly for 2 minutes more.
- Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and vanilla, and stir well.
- Pour mixture into pie shell. Cool in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
- Garnish with whipped cream and/or chocolate shavings.