This pie was good, no wait, this pie was EXTRAORDINARY!
A little labor intensive but absolutely worth it! This pie has quickly become a family favorite and is requested at every holiday, and sometimes asked for simply because we love it.
Yoder’s Peanut Butter Pie (recipe adapted from Foodista.com)
1 cup cold whole milk
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 egg yolks
3 cups whole milk
3 Tablespoons butter
2/3 cup sugar
Mix cornstarch, salt, 1 cup of milk, egg yolks, and vanilla with a wire whisk until smooth. Set mixture aside.
Heat 3 cups milk and butter. Heat milk until scalding (I heated it up on medium until the butter melted), stirring constantly. Add cornstarch mixture to hot milk while stirring with a whisk (I added the cornstarch mixture in a slow steady stream so that the eggs would not cook in the hot milk). Cook until thickened. Remove from heat before boiling.
Set in refrigerator and chill well (I put the pudding in a container with a lid, but due to the fact that it was hot when I put the lid on it, there was a lot of condensation on the pudding when I took it out. It was not really a problem, I just stirred it up before using and it was fine).
Peanut Butter Crumb Mixture:
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
Mix powdered sugar and peanut butter till small crumbs form (I used my kitchen-aid mixer).
10-inch baked pie crust (I made a homemade crust. I will post the recipe for that at a later date)
2 cups whipped topping (I used store bought but next time I will be making homemade)
Place 1/2 of the crumb mixture into the pie shell. Spoon chilled pudding mix on top of crumbs. Place remaining crumbs on top of pudding, reserving a little to sprinkle on top (I forgot to do that). Top with whipped topping.
(The recipe does not say anything after that, but my advice would be to let it chill again before serving. I did serve it right away and it was a little runny and did not hold up well after being cut)
If you do make this pie (and I suggest that you absolutely make this pie) let me know what you thought of it and if you did anything different.