May 7, 2012

Peanut Butter Crumble Pie

Before my husband and I started dating, he invited me and my best friend over for dinner at his house.  He cooked and baked the whole meal himself.  (swoon)  It was amazing!

For dessert, he served this out-of-this-world Peanut Butter Crumble Pie.  Let me just say, it will surprise you.

I got a hankering for it yesterday, and my husband was kind enough to teach me the recipe.  I thought I'd document it and share it with you all too. :)

9 inch deep dish pie pan
pie crust
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy)
2 cups milk
2/3 cup sugar
dash salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs, separated
4 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup sugar (for meringue)
1.  Place pie shell into pie pan.  Fork it, so it will bake properly.  
2.  Bake empty pie shell according to directions.
3.  In a small bowl, place powdered sugar and peanut butter.  Cut the sugar into the peanut butter with a fork and knife until the mixture is crumbly.
4.  Place half of the mixture into the bottom of the baked pie shell.  Reserve the other half for later.
5.  In large saucepan, combine egg yolks, milk, 2/3 cup sugar, vanilla, salt, and cornstarch.  Stir well.
6.  Cook over medium to medium low heat until thick, stirring constantly.  Make sure to keep the temperature down so you don't scald the milk. *This will take a loooong time. The cooking will take a while because the cornstarch needs to mix in.  When it heats enough, the little pieces of cornstarch will burst open and spread starch throughout the mixture, thickening it to a custard form.*
7.  Pour the custard mixture over the peanut butter crumbles in pie crust.
8.  Beat the egg whites until foamy.
9.  Add sugar.
10.  Continue beating until soft peaks form.
11.  Spread over the top of the custard in the pie, being careful to seal all the edges.
12.  Sprinkle the remaining half of the peanut butter crumbles over the top of the pie.

13.  Bake at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes.
14.  Let cool completely.

Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
15.  Enjoy immensely.  It's AWESOME!


  1. It sounds awesome. We will have to try it sometime or maybe serve it to guests.