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Nana's Famous Peanut Butter Pie Recipe

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This recipe for Nana's Famous Peanut Butter Pie, by , is from Special Recipes from the Sisterhood of Gamma Phi Beta, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Nannette Nations
Added: Tuesday, September 19, 2006


1 3/4 c. all purpose flour
1/4 c. cornstarch
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. ice water, plus 1 tbs
1 c. powedered 10 XX sugar
1/2 c. peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
1 1/2 c. milk
2 tbsp butter
2/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. millk
1/4 c. cornstarch
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs

Pastry for pie: 1 3/4 C all purpose flour
1/4 C. cornstarch
1 tsp. salt
Mix well with fork.

Combine: 1/2 C Mazola or Canola oil
1/4 C. ice water, plus 1
Beat with small whisk or
fork until creamy. add, all
at once, over flour mixture
until forms a ball.

Divide dough in half for crust. Roll
dough between 2 sheets of wax
paper, remove top paper, place in
pie pan, paper side up. Remove
paper as you fit into pan, flute edges.

Bake in 475 degree oven for 10/12 min

Mix 1 C. powdered 10 XX sugar
1/2 C. peanut butter (creamy or
Mix with fork until the texture of
Line warm pastry shell with this
mixture, using all but about 3 TB

Peanut Butter pie filling:
Scald 1 1/2 C. milk
add 2 TB butter
2/3 C. sugar stir until dissolved
mix 1/2 C. milk
1/4 C. cornstarch
3 beaten egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla - add to scalded milk mix stirring slowly until thickened to pudding.

Cool pudding mix and pour into cooled pastry shell, chill.
Add Coolwhip over top of pie and sprinkle sugar and peanut butter mixture on top.




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